Coalition wants anti-human trafficking lessons taught at Beaver County Jail

Beaver County Jail

HOPEWELL TWP. – The Beaver County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition is asking to give educational lessons on the dangers of human trafficking to inmates at the Beaver County Jail.

Members of the coalition spokes at last Thursday’s county prison board meeting, stating they want to teach all inmates, both women and men, the risks, identifiers, and ways to prevent human trafficking.

Jail Warden William Schouppe said the coalition can do a few options.

The group can be put on the list for the different volunteer and social services groups that come into the jail.

The group can also make prerecorded videos that would be played on tablets that inmates can get access to, as well as provide helpful websites the inmate can search as well.

Schouppe said within the next couple weeks, jail officials will be allowing more volunteer and social groups to come physically into the jail again, some of which haven’t returned to the jail since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

He also said the jail is looking to start its work release program again, and said there hasn’t been an inmate who has tested positive when coming into the jail in two months.

This article originally appeared on Beaver County Times: Coalition wants anti-human trafficking lessons taught at jail

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