Author Archive: CoreCivic

CoreCivic Treatment Programs Show Inmates Path to Inner Freedom

1/9/18 10:21 AM

Eighty-five percent of those in prison have drug- and alcohol-related issues, but inmates who receive substance abuse treatment while incarcerated are less likely to return to prison. The Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP) at the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility in Nashville, Tenn. is a vital program that helps inmates along the road to recovery.

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Coffee Correctional Facility Graduates First Welding and Diesel Maintenance Classes

12/21/17 2:18 PM

This holiday season, 49 inmates at Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls, Georgia are giving their families – and themselves – a special gift: their technical certificate in Gas Metal Arc Welding and Diesel Truck Maintenance. The certificates were awarded by nearby Wiregrass Technical College, which has entered into a unique partnership between CoreCivic, the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Technical College System of Georgia to help former inmates find stable employment.

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Charity Highlight: Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

12/7/17 11:00 AM

CoreCivic proudly supports charities that help former offenders, victims of crime and underserved youth. One of those groups is Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. BGCMT works to enable young people to reach their full potential and helps them find a sense of purpose without looking to negative sources. This kind of early intervention is key to setting children up for long term success.

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"Even though people may believe differently, we are all equal as individuals…"

11/28/17 8:40 AM

CoreCivic Chaplain Bonnie Conklin shares her approach to faith and reentry

Chaplain Bonnie Conklin is an eight-year CoreCivic chaplain, an ordained minister and U.S. Air Force Veteran who is highly passionate about her job at McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, where more than 20 different religions are represented.

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Saluting Our Veterans: How CoreCivic Supports Those Who Serve

11/8/17 2:08 PM

America owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the men and women who wear military uniforms. At CoreCivic, we support veterans and service members as part of our mission to better the public good and seek to honor the sacrifices that they and their families make every day.

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CoreCivic Leading on Programs and Policies

10/31/17 8:20 AM

CoreCivic has launched a new initiative to advocate for government policies that will help inmates successfully reenter our communities and stay out of prison. Policies that the company will support include: Ban the Box legislation, reduced litigation risk for employers that hire former inmates, increased reentry programming funding and piloting social impact bonds. Learn more about our reentry policy here.

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A Fresh Start: Bridging the Gap Between Prison and the Community

10/26/17 9:52 AM

Reentering society after prison is one of the most daunting transitions a person can make. CoreCivic’s Ocean View facility in San Diego helps reduce recidivism by linking 450 residents back to their community. Staff there help residents with job placement, job skills classes, parenting classes and substance use disorder counseling, among other programs. These efforts help residents make the most of a successful reentry.

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The Life-Changing Power of Health Care

10/19/17 9:59 AM

CoreCivic’s medical and dental staff do more than distribute medications and care for the sick. Their work has the power to transform inmates’ lives and put them on the path toward successful reentry.

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On a Mission: How CoreCivic’s Annual Giving Helps Reduce Recidivism, Better the Public Good

10/12/17 9:50 AM

CoreCivic’s work to reduce recidivism and better the public good goes beyond the walls of our facilities. Through the company’s charitable efforts, CoreCivic donates nearly half a million dollars each year to provide assistance and resources to former offenders, victims of crime and underserved youth.

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Room to Bloom: CoreCivic Greenhouse Teaches Inmates Patience, Job Skills

10/5/17 9:48 AM

Inmates at CoreCivic’s Crowley County Correctional Facilityin Olney Springs, Colorado, learn vocational skills and the value of patience through their work in the greenhouse, tending to more than 10,000 plants. The program awards industry-recognized certifications (IRCs) that help them get jobs in the horticulture field after release.

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CoreCivic Properties: Maintenance by the Numbers

9/28/17 12:11 PM

CoreCivic is a diversified, government-solutions company that helps government at all levels address a range of challenges. Sometimes, we manage a correctional or reentry facility on behalf of a partner. Other times, we provide the needed space for government to do its important work. No matter the solution, facility maintenance plays a critical role in keeping people safe and, in many cases, ensuring that individuals can benefit from life-changing reentry programming.

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CoreCivic Helps Inmates Find Footing with Job Readiness Training

9/22/17 9:00 AM

Of the approximately 1.5 million people incarcerated in America’s state and federal prisons, 95 percent will eventually be released back to their communities. Our more than 30 years of experience at CoreCivic has shown that pairing vocational skills training in prison with access to community job placement programs is highly effective at helping inmates find solid employment and successfully reenter the community.

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Transforming Lives In Good Faith

8/25/17 11:00 AM

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A Walk in Their Shoes: Reducing Recidivism through Victims Impact Programming

8/16/17 11:15 AM

CoreCivic is committed to ensuring inmates have access to proven reentry programs, and the "Victim Impact: Listen and Learn" program is one of our most powerful. The 12-week program helps offenders understand how their crimes have impacted victims – making this connection is an important part of reducing recidivism.

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Wheelchair-Refurbishing Program Inspires Inmates to Help Others

8/2/17 8:00 AM

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