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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

Reentry Goals: Progress at CoreCivic since 2014

4/29/21 8:00 AM
At CoreCivic, we're committed to helping those in our care work through the underlying issues that brought them to prison and give them the tools they need to successfully reenter society upon release. We're proud of the progress we've made, but ...
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Inmates at Northwest New Mexico Facility Earn College Degrees

4/22/21 8:00 AM
When it comes to correctional education, one may think of student-inmates earning a high school diploma or vocational certificate. While this is true, there are also inmates in correctional facilities today who are taking their education to the ...
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Second Chance Month: Honoring Our Commitment to Reducing Recidivism

4/15/21 8:00 AM
By Daren Swenson, vice president of Reentry Partnerships and Innovation at CoreCivic In recent years, the federal government has officially designated the month of April as Second Chance Month. It's a time to raise public awareness about the need ...
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Trousdale Celebrates First Graduates from Coding Program Persevere

4/8/21 8:00 AM
Reducing recidivism is at the heart of everything we do. Recently, Trousdale celebrated the graduation of nine individuals, four of whom were the first graduates at the facility to complete the Persevere program – a computer coding course ...
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Tackling Recidivism: CoreCivic CEO Joins Panel Discussion on Reentry

4/1/21 8:00 AM
April is Second Chance Month, a time to raise awareness of the challenges that face justice-involved individuals after incarceration. To kick things off, CoreCivic President and CEO Damon Hininger recently participated in a panel discussion ...
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Ministry through the Fence

3/18/21 8:11 AM
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, in-person gatherings, including religious services, were largely restricted throughout the United States to help reduce the spread of the virus. The difficulties experienced from those restrictions ...
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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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