MICHIGAN CITY | The Purposeful Living Unit Served (P.L.U.S.) offender unit held a graduation at the Indiana State Prison. Twenty-two men graduated from the program.
The PLUS Program is a faith and character based program designed to change past behavioral thinking. The men have learned five core values system of honesty, compassion, tolerance, respect and responsibility. The goal of the program is to have the men see a difference between where they were and where they need to be – to consciously change their thoughts, words, and actions to match a grander vision for their life.
Dan McBride, Assistant Superintendent of Re-Entry congratulated all the graduates for making a positive change. Mr. McBride told the men, “There is a high expectation as you more forward”.
David Liebel, and Isaac Randolph, Deputy Directors of Religious and Volunteer Services for Indiana Department of Correction, spoke to the men during the ceremony. They stated, “thank you for having the courage to know you can change your way of thinking. You have the obligation to share, to believe in the PLUS program”.
Offender Renzee Standberry, who spoke to his fellow graduates stated, “Rehabilitation is about changing your behavior and the way to do this is to change your way of thinking. The PLUS Program gives you the tools to change.”