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A special ceremony is helping women transition back into society from serving time in prison.
Twenty-seven ladies from the Turley Correctional Facility went through a 100-hour program and graduated Friday.
They were taught how to interact with others and to find their purpose in life.
The women were encouraged to never give up and found out how to have a life after serving time.
Organizers say it's a way for them to have a new beginning and a sense of accomplishment.
Jenice Jones, Director of the Greenwood Christian Center, says the program helps the women discover who they are and gives them an opportunity to graduate from a program, something either themselves or some of their family members have never done.
The ceremony was held at the Greenwood Christian Center.
First Lady of Tulsa, Victoria Bartlett, was on hand to speak.
Jones encourages everyone in the community to mentor someone.
The women in the program are non-violent offenders.
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