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Ex-inmates apply open source to rehabilitation

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Ric Moore and Dennis Gaddy met in prison, and started to discuss how Open Source software and methods could help other inmates to avoid further mistakes and get better chance to start over after their term. In this interview, Ric explains how they are doing it through the NuOAR program and why.

Ric, what is the organization you and Dennis work for?

Community Success Initiative (CSI), which Dennis founded in 2005, while under the umbrella of Good Work, Inc. in Durham. Dennis taught a "Principles of Leadership" program in the prison we were in and started CSI formally after his release. Dennis supports my development of the "New Offender Acknowledgment of Responsibility" program (NuOAR), while I do the IT stuff for CSI.

In which field do you work?

Across the U.S.A., we're releasing almost a half million inmates per year nationally for the next 10 years. I was lucky, I had family and supportive friends to help me when I got out.

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