New Recycling Facility Giving Former Inmates A Second Chance - myfoxcarolinas.com

New Recycling Facility Giving Former Inmates A Second Chance

Posted: Updated:
  • David SentendreyMore>>

  • David Sentendrey

    David Sentendrey

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:00 GMT
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
  • Grammy-winning Randy Travis' name removed from Marshville signs

    Grammy-winning Randy Travis' name removed from Marshville signs

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:43:35 GMT
    The Town of Marshville has switched its welcoming signs on Highway 74 -- originally reading "Home of Randy Travis."
    The Town of Marshville has switched its welcoming signs on Highway 74 -- originally reading "Home of Randy Travis."
  • Dozens become citizens at Federal Courthouse

    Dozens become citizens at Federal Courthouse

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:06:56 GMT
    Forty-eight people from 32 different countries were ceremoniously taken in as United States citizens on Friday at the Federal Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte.
    Forty-eight people from 32 different countries were ceremoniously taken in as United States citizens on Friday at the Federal Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte.
PPRE-Forevergreen of Charlotte Inc.'s Nu-Entry Program is taking a different method in hiring workers -- it is only accepting ex-inmates at its recycling plant.

The company provides toll sorting and bailing services to the green and recycling industries, limiting its employees in the warehouse to "formally incarcerated."

Forevergreen says that re-turning citizens often return to the community the same way they went into prison -- poor education, slim access to the work field, little to no connections or support systems.

The company had it's grand opening on Friday afternoon. It has currently employed 11 men -- all being full-time workers.

Forevergreen plans on opening more shifts, which would mean new hires and second chances. It's run by Joseph Robinson, who is a minister with a goal of helping those who are trying to rebound from bad decisions.

"We provide holistic services in the prison system," Robinson said. "And when they are discharged -- which we call "returning citizens" -- we provide aftercare, wrap-around services, from housing, training, counseling, anger management -- stuff like that.

"We also teach the individuals Bible, but they need a little more than Bible knowledge," Robinson said. "They need to be able to apply economic development in their lives."

That "little more" is where the newly opened recycling-sorting center comes into play. Employees are paid $10-12 an hour and Robinson is hoping that with a job, and a support system, inmates chosen as employees can be rehabilitated successfully.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Understanding the ISIS Threat

    Understanding the ISIS Threat

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:24:24 GMT
    Americans are watching closely the events in Iraq and Syria as ISIS continues to spread terror through the region.Ross Bulla, president of Treadstone Group Inc., spoke to Good Day Carolinas about the situation and threat to the U.S.
    Americans are watching closely the events in Iraq and Syria as ISIS continues to spread terror through the region.Ross Bulla, president of Treadstone Group Inc., spoke to Good Day Carolinas about the situation and threat to the U.S.
  • With These Handz DJ Academy

    With These Handz DJ Academy

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:19:37 GMT
    With These Handz DJ Academy in NoDa offers classes for ages 12 and up. Students learn several techniques and spin all types of music. Tuesday the DJ's at With These Handz took Charity Bailey to school on the ones and twos and even put her hands to the test. Do you think she has skills as a DJ or should she keep her day job? Head to her Facebook page and let her know. With These Handz DJ Academy: http://www.withthesehandz.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BaileysBlast?ref=hl
    With These Handz DJ Academy in NoDa offers classes for ages 12 and up. Students learn several techniques and spin all types of music. Tuesday the DJ's at With These Handz took Charity Bailey to school on the ones and twos and even put her hands to the test. Do you think she has skills as a DJ or should she keep her day job? Head to her Facebook page and let her know. With These Handz DJ Academy: http://www.withthesehandz.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BaileysBlast?ref=hl
  • Mooresville Woman Sending Special Bandanas To Troops

    Mooresville Woman Sending Special Bandanas To Troops

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:31:29 GMT
    A Mooresville woman is sending bandanas to troops overseas. But these are not just ordinary bandanas, they are from Operation Bandanas.
    A Mooresville woman is sending bandanas to troops overseas. But these are not just ordinary bandanas, they are from Operation Bandanas.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices