Most individuals incarcerated in America's prisons and jails will one day be released and rejoin our communities as our neighbors, acquaintances and others we encounter each day.
Preparing inmates to return as productive, contributing members of society is critically important and often requires a comprehensive approach that develops the whole person and addresses root issues – from low education levels to substance use disorders and job skills.
Earning an educational credential for inmates is about much more than a piece of paper. It represents the promise of a new life. Our robust academic programs include adult basic education, adult education in Spanish and post-secondary opportunities including GED certificates and opportunities to pursue college certifications and degrees.
The ability to get and maintain stable employment with a good, living wage is key to success upon release. CoreCivic offers job skills programs as well as vocational training in carpentry, welding, diesel maintenance, HVAC, electrical, and computer applications, among many others.
Life skills development helps inmates navigate their new life as a responsible citizen with courses in parenting, budgeting and financial management, and job readiness.
CoreCivic offers support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. For more intensive substance abuse treatment, the structured residential drug-abuse program (RDAP) helps inmates overcome addiction.