BAKERSFIELD - A new approach to dealing with offenders who were constantly in and out of jail is starting to get results.
The Matrix Program is still relatively new at Lerdo jail.
The program gives inmates life skills and job skills to give them the best chance for success once they are released from jail.
The goal is to give the inmates the help they need to finally break the cycle of drugs, crime in jail.
Two men that 23 ABC profiled several months ago in the program are now out of jail and doing well.
Keith Shelton and Jeremy Johnston are staying at Freedom House, a sober living program.
Both have passed dozens of drug test since they were released and they are finally getting their lives back together.
Shelton and Johnston both say they are grateful for the program and they now know they will never go back to their former life of drugs and crime.
The owner of Freedom House Lynn Huckaby says both men are doing very well in the program.
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