Life Skills Classes Being Taught At Potter County Detention Center

AMARILLO - Rhea Nixon works with inmates every day.

"We cover topics like attitude, anger management, stress management, how to find a job, parenting, domestic violence, conflict resolution, things like that," said Nixon.

The life skills program is offered to all inmates who are considered to have good behavior.

Once they get through those classes, they have the chance to move up to a more advanced level.

"They deal with more internal stuff, maybe why they are where they are now and how their childhood has impacted their choices and we work a lot on their thinking process and how to change how they have previously thought and really help them identify how they have gotten where they are today and what they can do to change that," added Nixon.

Freddie Bobo has been going through the classes since he was brought into custody seven months ago...

"She really helped me to realize that I had addressed some things before with my Christianity and drug addiction and stuff like that but I didn't understand that inside of me I needed to heal somethings, that I needed to fix some things with myself," said Bobo.

Bobo is now a mentor and works to help other inmates.

"They are doing it because they want to do it, they are still going to prison, they are still going to the next phase in their life, they are just doing it on their own," added Bobo.

Bobo is glad to see the progress they classes have made in his life and others.

"The fact that if I pave the way for one man, and he paves the way for one more, then maybe we can start changing Potter County," said Bobo.

Nixon says these classes will positively impact not only the inmates but Potter County taxpayers and future generations.
 


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