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Scott Keefauver, left, was recently hired by a pharmaceutical software company after more than 12 years in prison. He credits the work he did with horses at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances program at Wateree River House of Corrections for his success. Pictured with William Cox, chair of the Second Chances program.

Horses guide longtime inmate to software co. job

A former inmate who spent the final 16 months of a nearly 13-year prison sentence learning to care for Thoroughbreds, credits the beautiful animals as “godsends” for teaching him the confidence he needed to land a professional job with a pharmaceutical software company shortly after returning to society outside the razor wire. Scott Keefauver, an inmate at the Wateree River House of Corrections from March 2009 until September 2015 says that working with retired racehorses at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances program for inmates and racehorses helped better prepare him for a future career than the online college degree […]