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Lemon Creek Hosts Annual Success Inside and Out Conference

In & Out 2013

Prisoners gather at concurrent sessions with community resource agencies during the annual Success Inside and Out Conference at Lemon Creek Correctional Center

Lemon Creek Correctional Center was the venue for the annual Success Inside and Out Conference Saturday, March 2. Moderator was judge Keith Levy and opening remarks were presented by area legislators Sen. Dennis Egan and Rep. Cathy Munoz. Retired Supreme Court Justice Walter Carpeneti also addressed the group. Probation Officer Brent Wilson moderated a panel of former inmates who shared their personal journeys after release. Concurrent sessions were held mixing inmate conference-goers with community resource agencies. Lunch consisted of pizza, sandwiches and cookies donated by local businesses. A popular segment was Dress for Success, a runway show where inmate volunteers presented fashions ideal for job interviews or for the first day on the job. Sharon Gaiptman was moderator. The conference closed with live music and guest speakers David Katzeek and Wade Bryson.