Veterans Helping Veterans… Inside the Fence

A popular veterans program founded at Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia has found its way to Pennsylvania—and in an unlikely setting. Veteran “X” has many roles, including educational and therapeutic, but at its core it is about veterans helping each other in a group setting. The program has existed since 2009, and last year it opened its first chapter inside a prison at SCI Huntingdon. Christopher Banks, Huntingdon corrections counselor 2, joins the podcast and discusses the program, how it works and how it’s helping incarcerated vets at Huntingdon.