SCRANTON (AP) — A new, intensive program aims to help former inmates in Pennsylvania stay out of prison by giving them access to loans, educational programs and drug and alcohol treatment. The court-supervised STRIVE program was announced today by the state Department of Corrections. The program is modeled on an existing federal court initiative for inmates leaving the U.S. prison system. Under the new state program, former inmates in northeastern Pennsylvania will be connected with a bank, a community college and a behavioral health provider. The same private institutions that participate in the federal CARES Program will be involved in the new state program.