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Jaunt in the Joint

Monday, September 14, 2009 | 09:57am

NASHVILLE - The eighth annual "Jaunt in the Joint" will be held September 30, 2009 at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex.  The marathon, half marathon and 5-K run is sponsored by the Nashville Striders and helps raise awareness of healthy living and behavioral issues among inmates.

Nearly 50 inmates will join two dozen striders for the run, which also teaches inmates to set goals and work to achieve them.  The event is part of an effort by the TDOC to reduce recidivism in Tennessee.

Many of the striders keep in touch with the inmates upon their release to help with their transition back to the free world.  The striders also donate gently used running shoes so that the inmates will have proper footwear.

The media is invited to attend.

WHAT: "Jaunt in the Joint"
WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  7:00 a.m.
WHERE: Charles Bass Correctional Complex
  7177 Cockrill Bend Boulevard
  Nashville, Tennessee  37209

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