Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

Former Resident Kenneth Ludolph Earns National Education Award

4/23/19 7:56 AM
While serving a three-year prison sentence, Kenneth Ludolph decided to turn his life around. He started by advancing his education. When he was transferred to CoreCivic's Oklahoma City Transitional Center, employees helped Kenneth earn a high ...
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Learning from Each Other

4/15/19 8:00 AM
Inside-Out program helps inmates and college students find common ground and mutual understanding
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Believing in Second Chances

4/8/19 8:00 AM
By Jeff Quasny, Director of Reentry Services In 2018, President Trump officially designated April as Second Chance Month — a time to raise public awareness about preventing crime and giving those who have completed their sentences an opportunity ...
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Charity Highlight: Aphesis House

3/25/19 8:00 AM
CoreCivic has always been committed to charitable giving. As part of that commitment, we proudly support nonprofits that help former offenders, victims of crime and underserved youth.
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Wheels for the World Partnership Makes International Impact

3/18/19 8:00 AM
Inmates benefit from needed pre-release work experience and a chance to help others About eight years ago, Chaplain Randall Runions began seeking pre-release work opportunities for inmates at South Central Correctional Center in Clifton, ...
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Dog-Training Program Helps Inmates and People with Disabilities

3/11/19 8:00 AM
"Being a puppy raiser here in prison is probably the greatest thing that ever happened to me in my life." This is how one Crossroads Correctional Center inmate described his experience in a dog-training program offered through Canine Companions ...
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Helping Others Find Second Chances

2/25/19 8:00 AM
"I believe in second chances…" Noel Muñoz is a case manager at Rocky Mountain Offender Management Systems (RMOMS), which became part of CoreCivic Community in 2018. RMOMS is a Colorado-based provider of non-residential correctional services, ...
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Building a Brighter Future

2/11/19 8:00 AM
Through building maintenance program, inmates learn job skills while giving back to their community The joy of day-to-day discovery, no matter how small, is what Vocational Instructor Charles Leighner finds most rewarding about his job.
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Extraordinary Education Leader: Dr. Sharita Giles

1/29/19 8:00 AM
Dr. Sharita Giles, principal at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi, believes in the power of education. In fact, she earned five degrees in just 18 years, while working as a full-time educator and raising four ...
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Be a Leader at CoreCivic

1/14/19 8:48 AM
"I think we are all put here to be great…" Correy Timberlake is the recreation supervisor at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, Tennessee. After graduating Trousdale County High School as a two-time football state champion, ...
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CoreCivic Foundation Established to Reduce Recidivism

1/7/19 8:00 AM
As we start another year at CoreCivic, I’d like us to reflect on all we did to build on our commitment to reduce recidivism in 2018. From our dedicated staff running life-changing reentry programs to the implementation of our reentry public ...
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Digital Learning Prepares Inmates for Successful Reentry

12/3/18 7:55 AM
  According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than half of all inmates will return to prison within five years of release. Despite those numbers, CoreCivic is optimistic about the future of those in our care. 
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Innovative CoreCivic Community Partnership Helps Residents Pursue Career Dreams

11/19/18 7:40 AM
Luis E. – former resident at Oracle Transition Center – isn’t letting his past mistakes get in the way of a second chance. Though he spent more than six years in prison, he never lost sight of his dream to own a food truck. He worked hard, ...
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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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