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Coffee Shop Aims To Help Former Inmates Through Jobs, Art

From: fox19.com

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – The walls at Fringe Coffee House are filled with street art and photos of people in prison.

Fringe Coffee House sits on High Street, one of the main streets in Hamilton, and the owners say they want to make the community safer.

The owners, Patrick and Sarah Davis, believe that by giving felons a job they will have purpose and reason to not be repeat offenders.

“We believe that these peoples lives are worth saving and we believe that this place is not only going to be a great business, but it’s going to make this community safer,” said Patrick.

“Anybody can change. Anybody can turn their lives around. We are examples of that,” said Patrick.

Since getting back on their own feet, the Davis’s have been working in the prison system for 15 years connecting inmates with creative outlets like music and art.

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