Senior students from Eddyville Charter School invited Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies to bring inmates to their school to speak to their students about how they, the inmates, became criminals.
The seniors at the charter school that hosted this presentation have recognized the challenges young Americans face with the growing effects of drug addiction, and decided to invite two inmates from the Lincoln County Jail to discuss the impacts that drug addiction and abuse has had on their lives and the lives of those around them.
On March 5, 2018, Joseph Dunmire of Newport, and Jordan Evans of Toledo both volunteered to share their experiences with students and staff at Eddyville Charter School. Evans and Dunmire are both serving sentences in the Lincoln County Jail.
The presentation consisted of both Evans and Dunmire sharing with the students and staff a little about themselves, their history with drug abuse, and how that affected their lives and contributed to their current custody in the Lincoln County Jail. Afterwards, the presentation was opened to the students to participate in a Q & A.
No word on how deeply impactful their statements were, but one takeaway the kids might have experienced could have been…”Don’t do what I did.” One can only hope.