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Celebrating National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

5/2/21 8:00 AM
Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week (NCOEW), a time when we honor the hard work and dedication of those who serve in this noble field across the country.
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Reentry Goals: Progress at CoreCivic since 2014

4/29/21 8:00 AM
At CoreCivic, we're committed to helping those in our care work through the underlying issues that brought them to prison and give them the tools they need to successfully reenter society upon release. We're proud of the progress we've made, but ...
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Inmates at Northwest New Mexico Facility Earn College Degrees

4/22/21 8:00 AM
When it comes to correctional education, one may think of student-inmates earning a high school diploma or vocational certificate. While this is true, there are also inmates in correctional facilities today who are taking their education to the ...
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Second Chance Month: Honoring Our Commitment to Reducing Recidivism

4/15/21 8:00 AM
By Daren Swenson, vice president of Reentry Partnerships and Innovation at CoreCivic In recent years, the federal government has officially designated the month of April as Second Chance Month. It's a time to raise public awareness about the need ...
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Trousdale Celebrates First Graduates from Coding Program Persevere

4/8/21 8:00 AM
Reducing recidivism is at the heart of everything we do. Recently, Trousdale celebrated the graduation of nine individuals, four of whom were the first graduates at the facility to complete the Persevere program – a computer coding course ...
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Tackling Recidivism: CoreCivic CEO Joins Panel Discussion on Reentry

4/1/21 8:00 AM
April is Second Chance Month, a time to raise awareness of the challenges that face justice-involved individuals after incarceration. To kick things off, CoreCivic President and CEO Damon Hininger recently participated in a panel discussion ...
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Gender Diversity Brings Strength and Experience to CoreCivic's Board

3/25/21 8:00 AM
Strong, steady, sound – these are all words used to describe exceptional leadership. The CoreCivic Board of Directors exemplifies those traits thanks, in part, to the outstanding corporate governance demonstrated by our women directors.
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Ministry through the Fence

3/18/21 8:11 AM
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, in-person gatherings, including religious services, were largely restricted throughout the United States to help reduce the spread of the virus. The difficulties experienced from those restrictions ...
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Celebrating Women: Linda Witt Named 2020 CoreCivic Employee of the Year

3/4/21 8:00 AM
Caretaker, Confidant, and Comforter — these are the words Linda Witt’s peers use to describe her. She serves as the health services administrator at Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut, Ohio. Due to her unwavering commitment to her ...
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Taking Our Shot: CoreCivic Staff Share Their Decision to Get Vaccinated

2/26/21 8:00 AM
Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in late 2020 following the issuance of guidance by state and local health authorities. Since then, CoreCivic has closely followed the deployment guidelines of the local jurisdictions in which we operate. ...
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A Fresh Start for Justice-Involved Women in Oklahoma

2/18/21 8:00 AM
Sometimes a fresh start calls for a new culture, a brand new environment, and even a brand new name. All of that and more has been taking shape in recent months at the former Carver Transitional Center in Oklahoma City.
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CoreCivic's Diversity Business Inclusion Program Plays Important Role During COVID-19

2/11/21 10:47 AM
In 2009, CoreCivic leadership saw an opportunity to use the company’s collective purchasing power to support the success of small businesses, and in doing so, provide more opportunities for businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans. ...
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Coding Program Helps Former Inmate Launch Career after Release

2/4/21 8:00 AM
Research shows that about two-thirds of former inmates return to prison because they are unable to find employment, and consequently have higher chances of falling back into bad habits. Roy Yates, a formerly incarcerated individual at CoreCivic's ...
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Unpacking COVID-19 Vaccine Myths with CoreCivic's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Keith Ivens

1/28/21 8:00 AM
There has been a lot of public discussion about the new COVID-19 vaccines, including some information that has been misconstrued or is simply incorrect. We sat down with CoreCivic's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Keith Ivens to separate fact from ...
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Life after Release: Coding Program in Arizona Promotes Successful Reentry

1/21/21 7:50 AM
Employment is a fundamental building block for former inmates reentering society. Without basic necessities such as income and housing, it's easier for someone recently released from prison to fall into old habits, which could ultimately cause ...
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