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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

Instilling Hope and Joy Through Faith-Based Programming

1/19/23 8:00 AM
This past fall, 24 residents at CoreCivic's Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, Tennessee, participated in a special experience through their faith of choice, Christianity, and pursued baptism. Having come out of a two-year hiatus on ...
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2022 Reentry Recap: Celebrating Educational Achievements at CoreCivic

1/12/23 8:00 AM
Congratulations to all graduates of the class of 2022!
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December Graduation Recap: More Than 200 Education Certificates and Diplomas Conferred to Returning Citizens

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 ...
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Technology Career Program PivotTech Launches at Jenkins Correctional Center

12/8/22 9:00 AM
CoreCivic and Nashville-based PivotTech have recently partnered to implement a new technology career program, which teaches student-inmates coding and data analytics skills through a five-month-long course.
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Embracing Tradition: Saguaro Correctional Center Celebrates Makahiki

12/1/22 8:00 AM
Each year during the fall season, CoreCivic’s Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, holds the opening celebration of the ancient Hawaiian tradition Makahiki, which honors the Hawaiian god, Lono. Makahiki's opening takes place between ...
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Career Preparation: Returning Citizens Dress for Success

11/17/22 8:00 AM
Did you know that your professional appearance in an interview can actually influence a hiring manager's decision to pursue your job application further? Studies show that your presentation and appearance in a job interview can be as important as ...
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Education Success in Ohio: College, GED, Vocational and Culinary Students Graduate at Lake Erie Facility

11/3/22 8:00 AM
CoreCivic's Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut, Ohio, recently hosted a graduation ceremony for nearly 70 student-inmates who were awarded a GED or a career technical education (CTE) certificate. One graduate even walked across the stage ...
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Reentry Planning from Day One: CoreCivic Sets High Standard for Reducing Recidivism

10/27/22 8:00 AM
A study published by the RAND Corporation found that on average, individuals who participate in education programs while incarcerated have 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison. Additionally, the study found that every dollar spent on inmate ...
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Achievement through Perseverance: Colorado GED Student Soars to New Levels

10/20/22 8:00 AM
Sometimes in life, it takes two: a keen observer and a persistent underdog. Andres Hidalgo worked much of his life in the food industry prior to incarceration. Hidalgo moved to the United States from Mexico in 1985 and after becoming incarcerated in ...
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Dog-Training Program Promotes Hope and Healing

10/6/22 8:45 AM
There is something special about spending your day with your furry, four-legged companion by your side. In fact, residents at CoreCivic's Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville, Tennessee, have the opportunity to do this while also ...
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Top 10 Barriers to Reentry and How CoreCivic is Helping

9/15/22 8:20 AM
CoreCivic offers a variety of programs to help those in our care prepare for reentry. As part of this preparation, our reentry professionals work with each individual to address his or her unique barriers to reentry and help facilitate a successful ...
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Celebrating Second Chances with Maverick City Music

9/8/22 8:00 AM
CoreCivic has recently teamed up with the Maverick City Music Initiative through a partnership that aims to celebrate second chances. This collaboration with the Maverick City Music Initiative will open new opportunities for returning citizens to ...
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CoreCivic Celebrates Graduates at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

9/2/22 8:00 AM
The reentry programming offered at CoreCivic facilities can change the lives of those in our care. From high school equivalency (HSE) diplomas to industry-recognized certificates (IRC) or post-secondary education, graduating from these programs are ...
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Residents at CoreCivic Learn Value of Fatherhood from Parenting Program

8/11/22 9:30 AM
Children who have at least one incarcerated parent are at an increased risk of psychological problems, antisocial behavior, and potentially going to prison themselves. On top of that, 92 percent of incarcerated parents are men. For these reasons and ...
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CoreCivic Residents Reap Benefits of Horticulture Program at Red Rock

7/28/22 8:00 AM
A horticulture program at Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, has CoreCivic residents working together while learning a new trade. The 26-week program provides students the chance to learn skills in a growing industry and walk away with ...
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