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Ocean View Job Readiness Program Prepares Returning Citizens for Success

5/16/24 9:10 AM
The Job Readiness program at Ocean View stands as a unique initiative, representing CoreCivic’s unwavering commitment to the successful reentry of those in our care. Located in San Diego, California, Ocean View is a residential reentry facility that ...
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How Corrections Professionals Help People on the Road to Rehabilitation

5/9/24 9:32 AM
National Correctional Officers and Employees Week (NCOEW)–celebrated this year May 5-11–is a time to recognize all the dedicated corrections professionals who devote their lives to public safety and helping justice-involved people rehabilitate. ...
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CoreCivic Welcomes New Faith-Based Program: Finding the Good Life

5/3/24 7:44 AM
What does it mean to have a good life? Although the answer varies from person to person, a new faith-based program is helping residents at CoreCivic facilities find the answer to that question so they can begin to change for the better.
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Chaplain Perspective: Serving with Honesty and Compassion at Torrance County Detention Facility

4/25/24 8:19 AM
By Gary Barricklow, Chaplain, Torrance County Detention Facility
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Pell Grant Restoration Initiative Expands College Access to Incarcerated Individuals

4/18/24 10:26 AM
The Pell Grant Restoration initiative (also referred to as Pell Grant for All) has paved the way for a significant expansion in prison education programs (PEPs) across the United States. For the first time in three decades, citizens impacted by the ...
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2023 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

4/15/24 8:00 AM
CoreCivic has released our sixth annual ESG report illustrating our longstanding commitment to operating safely, ethically and transparently while making a positive impact on the communities we serve together with our government partners. This ...
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Facility Focus: Citrus County Detention Facility is Committed to Service and Safety

4/12/24 7:42 AM
For nearly 30 years, Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto, Florida, has been providing detention services for Citrus County (Florida). Yet over the years, the facility has served additional government partners, including the U.S. Marshals ...
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2023 College Success at CoreCivic

4/4/24 8:24 AM
April is Second Chance Month! While "second chances" can come through many forms for justice-involved individuals, one critical component to rebuilding a brighter future following incarceration is earning an education ahead of release—whether it's a ...
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Horticulture Program Sows Seeds of Success

3/28/24 8:59 AM
Gardening and spending time in green spaces has long been known to lift a person's mood, but more research is now revealing the true impact plants have on a person's mental and physical health. This is just one of many reasons horticulture programs ...
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New Program Helps Cook Up Restaurant Industry Skills

3/22/24 10:29 AM
Circumstantial challenges for justice-involved individuals don't end at the end of their sentence. Beyond serving their time, justice-involved individuals can often face a myriad of obstacles outside of incarceration as a result of having a criminal ...
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Motivational Speaker Keidrain Brewster Inspires Residents in Tennessee to Embrace Positive Change

3/14/24 8:45 AM
Keidrain Brewster, a formerly incarcerated individual who serves today as a motivational speaker, recently shared his powerful journey of transformation with residents at CoreCivic's Whiteville Correctional Facility in Whiteville, Tennessee.
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Making the Cut: Barber Program Offers In-Demand Career Skills

3/7/24 10:29 AM
"It gave me a chance," Ricky D. says as he ponders the impact the barber program at CoreCivic's Lake City Correctional Facility in Lake City, Florida, has had on him. Ricky has been incarcerated for five years and is determined to live a life of ...
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5 Key Steps to Positive Transformation Based on Lived Experience

2/29/24 7:39 AM
Josh Smith had a difficult childhood. Growing up in the inner city of Nashville, Tennessee, he had a single mother who worked hard to try to provide for her family, but he eventually left his home at a young age. By the time he was 16 years old, ...
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Wheeler Correctional Facility is Rewriting the Narrative of Incarceration

2/23/24 7:37 AM
Wheeler Correctional Facility is rewriting the narrative of incarceration. Located in Alamo, Georgia, this medium-security facility is leading the way in helping justice-involved individuals under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of ...
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The B.R.A.V.E. Effect Provides Vision for Successful Reentry

2/15/24 8:14 AM
CoreCivic is partnering with Tennessee-based non-profit The B.R.A.V.E. Effect to give returning citizens at CoreCivic's Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, Tennessee, a fresh, new perspective on reentry preparation. The B.R.A.V.E. ...
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