Sheriff Karl Leonard’s law enforcement career in Chesterfield, VA has spanned four decades, with the last as sheriff with oversight to the county’s two jails. After learning that a staggering 80% of the men and women who enter his prisons are heroin addicts, Leonard made the bold move to step out of bounds and create a first of its kind recovery program so the deadly cycle of arrests, time served with no treatment, release and repeat could end. JAILHOUSE REDEMPTION
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In the premiere episode, we meet Steve, a Chesterfield County inmate and mentor who takes a chance on a dope sick inmate, while multiple inmates must make tough decisions about their face tattoos as they prepare to re-enter society. Audiences will also be introduced to returning HARP inmate Amber, who receives an emotional welcome from Leonard and his team, only to later face dire consequences for her actions. Upcoming stories include inmates struggling with multiple decisions that have life and death consequences; court verdicts that will separate families; inmates who must deal with decades of bad blood between them; and the overwhelming fears, anxieties, and painful emotions new inmates must face as they head to the recovery house.