In the spirit of graduation season, CoreCivic is proud to share the education successes happening at our facilities. We offer more than 30 academic and vocational programs, all designed to help those in our care prepare for reentry. Throughout the year, we hold graduation ceremonies for the student-inmates who complete these needed programs.
In 2018, 24 CoreCivic facilities provided education programming, led by over 300 education professionals companywide. These dedicated professionals helped student-inmates earn high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas and industry-recognized certificates (IRCs), which can make it easier to find gainful employment after release.
Here's a closer look at last year's achievements.
By the end of 2019, CoreCivic expects to have implemented new programming at up to 10 facilities, and to have awarded 1,563 HSE diplomas and 4,657 IRCs.