Jail Official to Would-be Volunteers: It’s All About Reentry
Everybody and their brother wants to come inside the jail and do things to help. I don’t need ’em inside the jail. I need them at the front door, to meet these and to help these people with housing, with food, with clothing, with shelter, with counseling.
— Debra Jordan, deputy chief in the Bexar County (San Antonio), Tex., sheriff’s department.