Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

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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Job Fair Helps Residents Plan for New Futures

7/9/18 8:54 AM
For formerly incarcerated individuals, finding stable employment can mean the difference between building a successful future and returning to prison. 
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Working Toward Empathy and Understanding

6/19/18 7:41 AM
CoreCivic managers find that inmates take a critical step toward successful reentry when they make amends for their past.
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RMOMS Extends CoreCivic’s Reentry Mission

6/11/18 9:18 AM
By Patrick Swindle, Chief Corrections Officer
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Faith-Based Programs Inspire Change, Provide Better Chance for Success After Incarceration

6/4/18 8:49 AM
Research has shown that faith-based programming is a critical piece of an individual's overall success after he or she is released from incarceration. See how staff at CoreCivic’s Crowley County Correctional Facility in Olney Springs, Colorado, ...
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Leading Others out of the Cycle of Crime

5/14/18 10:48 AM
Danny Cosby knows firsthand how drugs and alcohol can keep people locked in a cycle of crime. He and his son both faced their own addiction issues and served time in prison. Now he helps others in the same situation.
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