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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

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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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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Job Skills Come with ‘Purpose, Pride and Peace’ at Crowley

1/14/21 8:00 AM
CoreCivic’s reentry programs are a catalyst for changing people’s lives. This is especially true at Crowley County Correctional Facility in Colorado, where two programs offer participants the chance to give back to their community and fellow ...
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Reducing Recidivism through Faith: A CoreCivic Chaplain Shares His Story

1/7/21 8:00 AM
Having been in the church all my life and coming from a long line of ministers and educators, I was born to be a pastor. Along the way, God called me to pastor among incarcerated people.
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On the Cutting Edge of Reentry in Colorado

11/28/20 7:18 AM
CoreCivic's Focus on Inmate Programming Creating Pathways Forward
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CoreCivic Community: Helping People Put Their Lives Back on Track

11/19/20 8:00 AM
CoreCivic Community comprises a growing network of residential reentry centers and offers non-residential services like electronic monitoring and counseling. At our locations across the country, our dedicated employees share a common goal: ...
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CoreCivic Veterans Pod Provides Brotherhood, Service Opportunities

11/11/20 8:00 AM
In the United States, incarcerated veterans account for about eight percent of all state and federal inmates in custody, and approximately 2,600 of those individuals are housed in Arizona. One hour southeast of Phoenix is the town of Eloy – home ...
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Student-Inmates at Hardeman Continue to Succeed Despite Pandemic

11/5/20 8:00 AM
Education is a vital component to reentry programming, which is why CoreCivic found a way to continue those efforts while following all applicable health and safety protocols. To make sure those in our care were able to continue their progress ...
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CoreCivic Expands Support for Policies that Keep People Out of Prison

10/29/20 8:00 AM
Those who serve time in prison and turn their lives around deserve a second chance.
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Crowley and Bent Facilities Lead Colorado in GED Completion

10/24/20 9:00 AM
The odds for successful reentry are better than ever for inmates at CoreCivic’s Crowley County and Bent County Correctional Facilities in Colorado.
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Visitation 2.0 Brings a Ray of Hope During Pandemic

10/1/20 8:00 AM
COVID-19 has kept many of us apart from those that we love and care about due to shelter in place restrictions and social distancing. Even more affected are those in our care, as visitation has been suspended in most of our facilities. So, when ...
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National Recovery Month: Recovery Leads to Success for Former Inmate

9/25/20 10:43 AM
September is National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness about the challenges associated with substance use disorders. It's also a time to celebrate those who are working to overcome addiction and helping others do the same.
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Trousdale Turner Celebrates First In-Person Graduation since Pandemic

9/17/20 8:00 AM
At CoreCivic, education is an important building block in our goal toward reducing recidivism, and graduation ceremonies are a way to celebrate an important milestone in the lives of those in our care. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in ...
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Reentry Professionals Rise Above Challenges amid COVID-19

9/10/20 8:00 AM
By Matt Moore, Senior Director, Reentry Services: The way we live and work has changed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the reentry professionals at CoreCivic have accepted the challenges placed before us, and risen above them with ...
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Life after Release: Program Pairs Life Coach and Technology to Help Returning Citizens Succeed

8/27/20 8:00 AM
A program at Northwest New Mexico Correctional Facility is making strides to help former inmates transition back into society. Go Further Release is a pilot initiative to help former inmates find all the help they need to get back on their feet ...
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