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Rev. Willie Simpson (left) and Chester McKinney, owner of McVantage Products in Tuscumbia. [RUSS COREY/TIMESDAILY]

TUSCUMBIA — Chester McKinney said he's not ashamed of what he's doing with a new faith-based Outreach Re-entry Ministry designed to help criminal offenders return to society after being released from prison.

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You people can complain all you want, but programs like this have been proven to reduce recidivism. The problem is the prejudiced people of the Shoals have pushed to shut down successful programs in the past, fueled by local vigilantes like the the internet gangsters at the "Shoalanda" blog. If this sheriff was more educated, he'd be less skeptical of these rehabilitation programs.

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