Labor grant helps SC veterans transition to post-prison life

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Some incarcerated South Carolina veterans are getting back on their feet, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Wednesday that North Charleston-based nonprofit Military Community Connection of South Carolina is getting more than $400,000 over the next year to expand efforts to help veterans find a job and a place to live.

The funding comes from a program intended to help homeless vets get off the streets.

Military Community Connection says it will focus on helping veterans who are leaving prison return to society on stable footing. T

he program centers on MacDougall Correctional Institution, which has a special wing for veterans. Two other groups in Columbia are also getting Labor Department funding to help homeless vets find jobs.

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