North Ala. boys ranch, like its youth, needs help

DANVILLE, Ala. – Hillsboro resident John Howard is almost certain he would be homeless or in jail if he had not lived at the Alabama Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch in Danville.
Howard, 42, spent about 10 years there until 1987 when he graduated from Danville High School. He is a NASA contract computer operator at Redstone Arsenal.
“It’s not like we were bad kids, but when you don’t have any kind of direction, you