A CORRECTIONS OFFICER WHO'S REHABILITATED THE LIVES OF MANY REFORMED
INMATES IN THE SAME PRISON WHERE HE WAS ONCE INCARCERATED WILL HAVE HIS
TORNADO BATTERED HOME REPAIRED, ON "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"
"Slaughter Family" -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will be traveling to Pittsburgh, PA to announce to the Slaughter Family that their water damaged and tornado battered home will be renovated in only seven days. The program airs SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Fifteen years ago, Frank Slaughter was incarcerated for a few days in the same facility where he now works as a corrections officer. At his church he turned his life around and became a deacon. Because of his experience, he believed he would be able to help inmates become successful, caring citizens who could contribute to society. He created a forward thinking program to rehabilitate inmates by helping secure employment for them before they're released. In addition to being a good role model and implementing programs to help inmates turn their lives around, Frank uses music and rap to tell stories that will encourage others to stay on track and do the right thing. He also helps coordinate mentors for the men at his church once they're released. Frank's program has successfully guided hundreds of men to a new path in life. His wife, Tracy, who served in the Navy, mentors single mothers and provides care for children, seniors and the homeless at their home, which doubles as a community center. Their oldest daughter, Tayana, who is following in her parent's footsteps and participated in the ROTC program, wants to join the Navy.
This family, which has given so much to others, now needs a little help from Ty and the gang with their home. Their cottage is in poor condition, with one side wrapped in a tarp because of heavy water damage. The other side was battered by a tornado. With only two bedrooms, all of the children share one bedroom. But though the house may be caving in around them, the Slaughters make the most of things, and Frank and his wife are raising five bright, intelligent and respectful children.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Montgomery & Rust and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Slaughter family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Eduardo Xol and John Littlefield. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.