Upholding the Rights and Welfare of Inmates and Detainees
We take very seriously our responsibility to respect and uphold the rights and welfare of the men and women in our care. Our employees learn about the company’s longstanding inmate and detainee rights policies in their initial pre-service training and are refreshed on those commitments every year through in-service training. We also fully comply with any and all inmate and detainee rights policies our government partners require.
Our dedicated employees – including chaplains, nurses, teachers and officers – are committed to ensuring that every individual in our CoreCivic facilities has:
- Protection from personal abuse and injury, verbal abuse, corporal punishment, property damage and harassment.
- Freedom from unreasonable searches.
- Protection from an inmate or detainee having power or authority over another.
- Separate housing for males and females when both sexes are housed in the same facility.
- Access to the court system and confidential contact with their attorneys, as well as access to the media.
- Access to the foreign consulate from their home country for those inmates and detainees who are not U.S. citizens.
- Freedom from discrimination.
- Freedom to practice their religion, which is only limited when it is necessary to maintain safety and security.