cts-russell halfway house

cts-russell halfway house

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#1 Apr 23, 2013
That place is a messed up dump! The lady who runs it, Barbara, is a b*itch and her husband brings cigarettes by the cartin to sell to residents! Talk about a cover-up! Everything about CTS is shady!

Louisville, KY

#2 Apr 23, 2013
Sorry y can't have ni g felon cock on to your game

United States

#3 Apr 24, 2013
What did you say? Did you say, YOU'RE ILLITERATE?
Recent Graduate

Somerset, KY

#4 Sep 8, 2013
Although the information supplied in this program is sound the staff that are suppose to help you learn and understand it are inadequate in their abilities to do so. Also the so called "counslers" are untrained, un-caring and insensitive. They lack simple compassion and DO NOT CARE about any problems you are havin even if it has to do with learning and understanding the dynamics of recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. While I was there I was denied medical treatment for 9 wks. and when I complained enough to get them to allow me to go Mrs. Strauhm took it upon herself to try to change the medication I had received so it took me another 4wks of going without until finally she sent someone to get my medication for me. They would not allow me to try to apply for my I.D. or my social security card replacement even though my understanding of the program was to help PAROLEE's to transition back into the community having these simple things are basic needs when trying to do that! I have been descriminated against while I was ther I have seen men with no legs have to be carried out during fire alarms because the facility doesn't have handicap accessibility. All the dorm windows are nailed shut and if a fire had happened and started in the hallway the residents ther would have no choice but to bust open the windows and jump to the roof. These people are not ther to help any of ther residents they are simply there for the money dont even get me started on how I can prove,yes I have proof, that the steal money directly from residents calling it contraband and 'confiscating" never to return it! There are certain dorms also in the facility that stay at 85 to 90 degrees in the summer cause there is no air and 50 40 degrees in winter! The D.O.C. needs to take notice here I personally plan on hireing a lawyer but that doesnt help the people who are left ther. If you have family ther take it from someone who just graduated 8-30-13 they are at risk of being mistreated robbed and neglected please help them because I know the need it!
Conflicting Evidence

Louisville, KY

#5 Oct 28, 2013
Recent Graduate. Lets first be clear on a few things. CTS is a therapeutic community were you "THE RESIDENT" are responsible for Holding one another accountable WHICH NEVER HAPPENS!!!! Change my dear graduate starts within in the community not from outside the community. How many times while at CTS did you take the opportunity to Hold your "Brothers" accountable for negative/deliberat/defiant behavior???(I'll wait) I'm sure you were one of the many residents constantly being caught participating in deliberate rule breaking behavior yet you want to expose all the negative unfavorable situations of others. While at CTS what part did you play in helping/correcting the situation any? As far as carrying handicap residents down stairs during fire drill.... ummmm hello you can't use the elevator during a fire!!!!! The building inwhich you were in is an old building there are going to be complications with building maintanence issues etc. As far as your medical I can't honestly say what may have gone on with that but to generalize that all "SO CALLED COUNSELORS" are heartless is a little harsh. I have a family member (very close) who I speak with reguarly and they constantly talk about their care and concern for their clients. I'm sorry that one day way back when you made a decision and as a result you no longer had CONTROL over your own life to the point that someone (DOC/CTS) had to dictate for you, your daily routine. But hopefully your experience their can be a deterrant for you now that you are FREE accept that as your learning experience self-correct and you shouldn't find yourself in that postion again.

Covington, KY

#6 Jun 8, 2015
Hi! I'm curious about this place bc my son just went there today and what I have read so far is pretty terrifying!! Really "BedBugs"?!?! I hope not! He's only 25yrs old and has battled addiction his entire adult life. His PO thought this would be a great place for my son to get the treatment he needs to stay sober. I just hope and pray that all the horror stories about CTS-Russell are just far fetched and hope that this is a safe place for him to get the treatment he is entitled to. I have read alot of bad stuff about the director if this is true then the DOC definitely needs to step up their game and make sure this place is humane!! Please feel free to chime in on the details of CTS - Russell

Owensboro, KY

#7 Jun 2, 2016
What all can you bring with you, or what all do you need?

Richmond, KY

#8 Oct 25, 2016
Can someone tell me if while at CTS you were released on your release date or were they late?

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