long live john augustus! here's a boston globe story on volunteers in reintegration:
Vermonters Help Ease Life on the Outside: Towns Trying to Keep Ex-Cons on Right Path
By Jenna Russell of the Globe Staff / November 24, 2007
BARRE, Vt. - Vermont corrections officials are trying a radical new strategy to reintegrate the state's worst offenders into society: Team them up with groups of students, parents, businesspeople, and retirees in the towns they return to after prison, and let these surrogate families and friends show them how they can fit in again...