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Career Construction Program Helps CoreCivic Residents Build Brighter Future

10/19/23 8:25 AM
It's no secret finding a job after serving time in prison can be challenging. Formerly incarcerated individuals face significantly more barriers to employment than do job seekers without a criminal background. With this reality, CoreCivic facilities ...
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Annual CoreCivic Foundation Charity Golf Classic Raises $532,000

10/13/23 11:41 AM
The CoreCivic Foundation held its 32nd annual Charity Golf Classic on Oct. 5 in Old Hickory, Tennessee. The Charity Golf Classic raised $532,000 this year – funds that will go to a group of 31 non-profit organizations supporting formerly ...
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Clergy Appreciation Month: How a CoreCivic Chaplain is Helping Change Lives

10/6/23 10:55 AM
October is Clergy and Pastor Appreciation Month, and there is no better time to spotlight the valuable role that chaplains play at CoreCivic. This month, CoreCivic is highlighting Christopher Swinson, who serves as a chaplain at CoreCivic's Coffee ...
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How Trauma-Informed Care Supports Healthy Rehabilitation

9/29/23 8:11 AM
Our perception shapes our reality, but when trauma has affected us, it alters how we perceive events to protect ourselves. Trauma changes how we see the world, our place in it, and our sense of safety. This transformation can be summed up by the ...
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Carpentry Classes Support Local Communities in Tennessee

9/21/23 8:02 AM
Residents from CoreCivic's Whiteville Correctional Facility and Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville, Tennessee, are putting their skills learned in carpentry classes to the test to help local communities. Twelve residents enrolled in ...
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Reaping the Summer Harvest: Garden Program Supports Local Community

9/14/23 8:19 AM
At the center of CoreCivic's Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut, Ohio, lies a bountiful and productive vegetable garden, which is cared for by staff and residents who volunteer to tend it regularly. But the garden's produce isn't hoarded ...
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Prison to Promise: Podcast Helps Justice-Involved Individuals Along Reentry Journey

9/8/23 8:12 AM
Thanks to CoreCivic's new Resident Network (ResNet) program, residents at 20 CoreCivic facilities can access a podcast series called "Prison to Promise" on computers or tablets. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Craig Waleed, who once served more than ...
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Fresh Water System in Arizona Supports Sustainability

8/31/23 9:38 AM
Located in Eloy, Arizona, about 62 miles south of Phoenix, sits an oasis in the desert. Four CoreCivic facilities, Eloy Detention Center, La Palma Correctional Center, Red Rock Correctional Center and Saguaro Correctional Center, are located within ...
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CoreCivic Facilities Receive High Scores at Annual ACA Conference

8/24/23 8:02 AM
The American Correctional Association (ACA) reaccredited five CoreCivic facilities at the August 2023 ACA conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CoreCivic proudly announces these recent reaccreditations for the following facilities, all of which ...
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CoreCivic Chaplain Conferred Good Neighbor Award for Outstanding Community Service

8/17/23 8:05 AM
If Ed Brown is anything, he’s a man of the people—so much so that his city’s chamber of commerce recently honored him with its annual Good Neighbor Award. This award goes to a local citizen with the most nominations for community service in Eloy, ...
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National Dog Month: How Pups Restore Hope in Prison

8/10/23 1:39 PM
August is National Dog Month! It may come as a surprise to learn how important these furry, four-legged friends are to the rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals. Dogs bring happiness and companionship to many people, and incarcerated ...
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INKarcerated Art Program Offers Avenue for Creative Expression

8/3/23 8:19 AM
For incarcerated individuals, the rehabilitative process often includes therapy, the development of employable skills, and commonly used methods of self-expression such as personal journals, short story writing, art and music. The more varied the ...
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Bridging the Gap: New Technology at CoreCivic Connects Residents to Post-Release Careers

7/27/23 2:16 PM
CoreCivic is partnering with Geographic Solutions to pilot the Virtual OneStop Reentry Employment Opportunities software system, also known as VOS REO, on new laptops at CoreCivic's Jenkins Correctional Center in Millen, Georgia. VOS REO is a secure ...
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Nationally Renowned Speaker Spreads Message of Hope to Incarcerated Individuals

7/20/23 7:51 AM
This summer, national speaker and life coach Baron Warren visited CoreCivic facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, and Arizona, to talk to residents about fatherhood, life, and hope. His mission is to help "males become men." Warren is best known for ...
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Reboot Recovery: Helping Incarcerated Veterans Overcome Trauma and Rebuild Their Lives

7/13/23 8:23 AM
In recent decades, corrections has shifted its focus to place an increased emphasis on rehabilitation and reentry. With this renewed focus, recidivism rates have seen a decrease of approximately 43 percent among formerly incarcerated individuals who ...
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