A large portion of inmates housed at the Albany County Detention Center are revolving door inmates.  Many of these individuals struggle with mental health and/or drug abuse issues.  I will utilize successful programs and partner with community treatment and faith partners to provide these people with an increased feeling of self-sufficiency, spiritual growth and a sense of purpose.  These programs will also benefit the mental health of inmates and reduce the occurrences of attempted and completed suicides within the jail. Individuals are sentenced by the court as a punishment, and to protect our community in some instances; however, this time should be utilized as an opportunity to better oneself.