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December Graduation Recap: More Than 200 Education Certificates and Diplomas Conferred to Returning Citizens

CoreCivic | 12/15/22 8:00 AM

Education can be a gateway to success, especially for incarcerated individuals whose chances of recidivism are reduced significantly when they reenter society with education credentials. In fact, a study conducted by the Rand Corporation shows that justice-involved individuals who enroll in educational programming while incarcerated decrease their chances of returning to prison by 43 percent.

From high school equivalency (HSE) and college diplomas to industry-recognized certificates (IRC), CoreCivic offers a variety of education programming to those in our care.

Graduations are very special milestones for returning citizens, and CoreCivic is proud to celebrate these important moments alongside these December graduates.

Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls, Georgia: 80+ IRC graduates (Diesel and Welding programs)

Crowley County Correctional Facility in Olney Springs, Colorado: 25 GED graduates

South Central Correctional Center in Clifton, Tennessee: Five HSE graduates; two computer technology certificates; 80+ career certificates

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, Tennessee: Six HSE graduates; Four Persevere Coding Program graduates

Take a look at a few photos from graduations at CoreCivic facilities nationwide this December.

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Topics: Reducing Recidivism