Author Archive: CoreCivic

CoreCivic's Veterans Task Force Supports Those Who Served

11/12/18 8:30 AM
After retiring from the U.S. Army as a captain, Ronald McNair faced a challenge familiar to many veterans: transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce.   "Once I retired, I began searching for a job with a structure similar to the ...
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Applying Faith to Better Decision-Making for Reentry

11/5/18 7:24 AM
Having worked for 15 years at CoreCivic’s Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls, Georgia, Chaplain Judith Smith knows firsthand the impact faith-based programs can have on reducing recidivism.
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Gardening for Good

10/30/18 2:37 PM
Flowers. Vegetables. Fruits. CoreCivic Community's Boston Avenue facility in San Diego, California, has sprawling gardens that grow all of the above. In less than one year, residents have transformed the grounds into a lush landscape that ...
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CoreCivic Community's Reentry Approach Eases Post-Prison Transition for Women

10/23/18 3:01 PM
Female incarceration rates are up across the United States, including in the state of Oklahoma. At our Turley Residential Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, formerly incarcerated women have a variety of resources available to help them reunite with ...
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CoreCivic Raises $531,000 for Nonprofit Community

10/16/18 9:11 AM
For 27 years, CoreCivic has hosted the Chairman's Charity Golf Classic to raise much-needed funds for the nonprofit community in Middle Tennessee. This year, the event raised a record $531,000 for organizations
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On the Threshold of New Beginnings

10/8/18 9:00 AM
Jay Phillips understands the value of faith-based programs for inmates. As program facilitator at Wheeler Correctional Facility, he has witnessed firsthand the positive impact of one such program, known as Threshold. It originated with the ...
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Through Recent Acquisitions, CoreCivic Properties Continues to Grow

10/1/18 9:13 AM
Even with decades of real estate solutions experience, when CoreCivic Properties took off in 2013, our full-service real estate group knew it had significant milestones to achieve before it could become one of the government’s top “go-to” real ...
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CoreCivic Educators Foster Hope, Second Chances

9/25/18 2:14 PM
  "I just try to give them hope, everyday…" John Burnett is an instructor at CoreCivic's Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, Tennessee. There, inmates have the opportunity to take part in a variety of programs to help them prepare ...
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CoreCivic Proudly Supports Minority, Women and Veteran-Owned Businesses

9/19/18 12:57 PM
Our mission at CoreCivic to better the public good isn’t limited to our high-quality correctional services, innovative government real estate offerings and life-changing reentry programs. We also promote growth and diversity in communities ...
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Vocational Training Provides Foundation for Success

9/12/18 10:58 AM
Vocational education is a significant part of CoreCivic's reentry strategy. In 2016, we helped 5,020 inmates earn vocational certifications in fields like welding, carpentry, electrical and diesel maintenance. That same year, at our Davis ...
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Learn by Heart

9/3/18 8:00 AM
At our Hardeman County Correctional Center in Tennessee, a team of dedicated teachers help change lives through an extraordinary GED program.
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Creating a Culture of Reentry

8/27/18 8:07 AM
Recently, CoreCivic hosted its first Reentry Conference, featuring national experts in correctional programs, recidivism, and reentry.
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CoreCivic Community Resident Spotlight: Cedric

8/17/18 10:41 AM
Meet Cedric, a resident at our Tulsa Transitional Center in Oklahoma who is preparing to transition back into the community for good.
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How Pride Drives Learning in Prison

8/13/18 9:21 AM
When inmates step into the classrooms at CoreCivic’s Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, they are told to drop the phrase “I quit” at the door.  “Nobody here quits,” said Principal Karen Sell Virgin. “We are constantly pushing and ...
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Teaching the Tools of Reentry

8/7/18 10:46 AM
For inmates finishing a sentence of 20 years or more, adapting basic life skills to new times and technology can be a challenge. Consider personal finance.
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