Friday, January 2, 2009

Second Chance Tries to Garner Support

Rehab Center Tries To Garner Support: Letters Sent To State Legislators
On Wednesday, [Joy Westrum, president of the soon-to-be evicted Second Chance rehabilitation program], sent out an e-mail to several state senators and representatives asking them to "encourage the mayor and the city of Albuquerque to do everything possible to resolve any legitimate concerns regarding the lease with Second Chance" for the old West Side jail building. [...]

Judges, law enforcement officials and elected officials have been critical of the program for its unconventional treatment methods, its unwillingness to disclose financial information and its alleged ties to Scientology.

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