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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

Pell Grant Restoration Initiative Expands College Access to Incarcerated Individuals

4/18/24 10:26 AM
The Pell Grant Restoration initiative (also referred to as Pell Grant for All) has paved the way for a significant expansion in prison education programs (PEPs) across the United States. For the first time in three decades, citizens impacted by the ...
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Facility Focus: Citrus County Detention Facility is Committed to Service and Safety

4/12/24 7:42 AM
For nearly 30 years, Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto, Florida, has been providing detention services for Citrus County (Florida). Yet over the years, the facility has served additional government partners, including the U.S. Marshals ...
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2023 College Success at CoreCivic

4/4/24 8:24 AM
April is Second Chance Month! While "second chances" can come through many forms for justice-involved individuals, one critical component to rebuilding a brighter future following incarceration is earning an education ahead of release—whether it's a ...
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Horticulture Program Sows Seeds of Success

3/28/24 8:59 AM
Gardening and spending time in green spaces has long been known to lift a person's mood, but more research is now revealing the true impact plants have on a person's mental and physical health. This is just one of many reasons horticulture programs ...
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New Program Helps Cook Up Restaurant Industry Skills

3/22/24 10:29 AM
Circumstantial challenges for justice-involved individuals don't end at the end of their sentence. Beyond serving their time, justice-involved individuals can often face a myriad of obstacles outside of incarceration as a result of having a criminal ...
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Motivational Speaker Keidrain Brewster Inspires Residents in Tennessee to Embrace Positive Change

3/14/24 8:45 AM
Keidrain Brewster, a formerly incarcerated individual who serves today as a motivational speaker, recently shared his powerful journey of transformation with residents at CoreCivic's Whiteville Correctional Facility in Whiteville, Tennessee.
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Making the Cut: Barber Program Offers In-Demand Career Skills

3/7/24 10:29 AM
"It gave me a chance," Ricky D. says as he ponders the impact the barber program at CoreCivic's Lake City Correctional Facility in Lake City, Florida, has had on him. Ricky has been incarcerated for five years and is determined to live a life of ...
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5 Key Steps to Positive Transformation Based on Lived Experience

2/29/24 7:39 AM
Josh Smith had a difficult childhood. Growing up in the inner city of Nashville, Tennessee, he had a single mother who worked hard to try to provide for her family, but he eventually left his home at a young age. By the time he was 16 years old, ...
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Wheeler Correctional Facility is Rewriting the Narrative of Incarceration

2/23/24 7:37 AM
Wheeler Correctional Facility is rewriting the narrative of incarceration. Located in Alamo, Georgia, this medium-security facility is leading the way in helping justice-involved individuals under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of ...
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The B.R.A.V.E. Effect Provides Vision for Successful Reentry

2/15/24 8:14 AM
CoreCivic is partnering with Tennessee-based non-profit The B.R.A.V.E. Effect to give returning citizens at CoreCivic's Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, Tennessee, a fresh, new perspective on reentry preparation. The B.R.A.V.E. ...
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8 Reasons Why Visitation Is Important

2/1/24 7:37 AM
Staying in touch with friends and family members while incarcerated has a positive impact on those in our care and helps them stay focused on reentry. Incarcerated individuals may choose to maintain contact with loved ones through writing letters ...
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2023 Reentry Recap: Program Success at CoreCivic

1/25/24 7:37 AM
Research shows that general education and vocational training programs are critical to preparing justice-involved individuals for a successful reentry. From day one, those in our care are individually assessed to determine which tools, resources, ...
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HVAC Program in Florida Prepares Returning Citizens for In-Demand Career

1/18/24 7:51 AM
If you are familiar with Florida temperatures, you know they can be relentlessly high most days of the year. As such, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technicians stay in demand within this region of the country so citizens can enjoy ...
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30 Residents Graduate with GED, College Degree in Arizona

12/15/23 4:18 PM
CoreCivic's La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, hosted a graduation ceremony this week for 28 residents who earned a GED and two residents who earned a college degree from Rio Salado Community College!
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Go Further Release Program Offers Life and Reentry Coaching

12/8/23 1:47 PM
Go Further Release, a new program implemented at CoreCivic's Wheeler Correctional Facility, in Alamo, Georgia, offers returning citizens specialized life and reentry coaching for 90 days pre-release and 90 days post-release. This program has also ...
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