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Parolee making way with lots of support

September 4, 2011

[ – Alton, IL] by Kathie Bassett

ALTON — Walking out of prison after serving a two-year sentence, Aaron Hodges knew that he would have the foundation to remake his life into something he could feel proud about. He would have a place to live, a job, his faith and a group of supporters.

When Hodges was paroled from the Pinckneyville Correctional Center on July 7, Tim Booth of Elsah had arranged for him to relocate to Alton to be near Toni Wells, director of the Salvation Army Booth House.

Booth, who has been the special events coordinator at Principia College for the last 22 years, devotes his free time to prison ministry, serving as the chairman of the Christian Science Committee for Institutional Services in the state. Read story»

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