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Beth Rickers/Daily Globe Personnel involved with bringing a chemical treatment program to the Nobles County Jail, (from left) licensed alcohol and drug counselor Stacey Flitter, jail administrator Monette Berkevich, jail program coordinator Teresa VanderPlaats and Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening, are pictured at the Prairie Justice Center in Worthington.

Jail begins chemical dependency program

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WORTHINGTON -- During an informal survey of the population at the Nobles County Jail on a recent day, about 80 percent of the inmates were incarcerated for chemical-related offenses such as driving while intoxicated and drug possession.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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