A new Discovery+ docuseries will take viewers inside the Chesterfield County Jail, where they’ll get an up-close look at a program that helps addicts get back on their feet.
According to the show’s synopsis, it follows Sheriff Karl Leonard and his team, as well as the Heroin Addiction Rehabilitation Program (HARP), as they “establish a route to recovery for addicts while operating HARP’s day-to-day operations at the Chesterfield County Jail.”
When you see Sheriff Karl Leonard at the jail, you know he means business! Yesterday was a little different as he made rounds throughout the jail. He assisted deputies with completing inmate security checks and housing moves within the facility. #CSOPRIDE! pic.twitter.com/r1unNr2ivy
— Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office VA (@CCSOVA) July 15, 2021
The film Jailhouse Redemption follows a group of heroin addicts and Leonard’s efforts to help them get clean and out of prison. On May 12, a new episode of the show will broadcast on Discovery+.
Sheriff Leonard has seen firsthand the drug epidemic that is sweeping the United States. He freely confesses that his comprehension of the public health crisis was inadequate before he was elected county sheriff.
He realized that in recent years, his jail had become overwhelmed with heroin addicts, and that something needed to be done to reverse that. And it has to be changed as quickly as possible.
When the sheriff recognized that arresting their way out of this problem was no longer an option, he decided to do something that almost everyone thought was insane. He chose to go against the odds. And he began to focus on topics concerning healing.
He didn’t start his business waiting for government approval or money from his county or state. Because his community was in danger and an instant response was required, he moved ahead and took action. We couldn’t determine Karl Leonard’s age because we didn’t know his exact birthday. He is the Sheriff of Chesterfield County, Virginia, and a United States Coast Guard Captain.
His prestigious position as Sheriff of Chesterfield County, which has a population of nearly 320,000 people, allows him to