Lonoke Co. Detention Center 'PACT' program aims at helping inmates battling addiction

Program is first of its kind in Arkansas

By Mandy Hrach

LONOKE COUNTY, Ark, (KATV) — It's not uncommon for people struggling with opioid addiction to end up in jail, and when they get out to go back to using drugs.

A new approach in Lonoke County aims at breaking that cycle.

The Peers Achieving Collaborative Treatment (PACT) program at the Lonoke County Detention Center is the first of its kind in Arkansas.

The program pairs inmates battling addiction with someone who once walked in their shoes.

Sean Winkle is no stranger to the jail. "I've been here in and out, I think three times," he said. "I've been booked in six times, and bonded out three of them." READ MORE.

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