Military Officer Works With Kansas Inmates

By: AP
By: AP

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) _ Sgt. 1st Class Aljournal ``A.J.''
Franklin believes every person should be treated with dignity and
encouraged to become better _ even if that person is on death row
at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

The 43-year-old Franklin a noncommissioned officer who
administers the military post's mental health facility, provides
counseling to five men awaiting execution and about 425 other
inmates with life or long-term sentences at the corrections
facility.

Franklin volunteered to work with the inmates and said the most
rewarding part of his job is seeing a change in the people he
counsels.


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