Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

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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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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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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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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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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Tulsa Transitional Center Residents Honored as Employees of the Month

7/23/18 8:53 AM
When residents arrive at Tulsa Transitional Center, a CoreCivic Community reentry center in Oklahoma, it’s the beginning of a second chance for many.
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Q&A with Reentry Services Director Jeff Quasny

7/16/18 9:29 AM
Q: How is CoreCivic changing its approach to reentry programming? A: First we know that we need to listen. We’re proud that we beat our goal to increase programming, but there’s more work to do. It’s going to take a community of ideas to find ...
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