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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

Dedicated Housing Unit Helps Incarcerated Veterans

5/25/23 8:00 AM
It may come as a surprise to learn the rate at which United States veterans interact with the criminal justice system. Studies cite a couple of reasons for this, one of which is due to some veterans' inability to transition from service successfully ...
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How Team CoreCivic Makes 40 Years of Service Possible

5/18/23 8:00 AM
CoreCivic is made up of thousands of reentry professionals that show up daily to make a positive difference in the lives of the individuals entrusted to our care. As CoreCivic celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, we commemorate Team ...
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Job Skills Training in Arizona Helps Returning Citizens

5/5/23 8:00 AM
At CoreCivic's La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, education staff work diligently each day to equip resident students with the tools they will need to succeed upon release. For example, residents at La Palma have the opportunity to earn ...
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Second Chances are Possible through Rehabilitation

4/21/23 8:00 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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College Programming Opens Doors to Success for Returning Citizens

4/14/23 8:00 AM
You may be surprised to know that incarcerated individuals are able to earn a college degree while serving their time. CoreCivic partners with many colleges and universities nationwide to help incarcerated people earn diplomas so they are ...
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Helping People Prepare for Second Chance Employment with Cornbread Hustle

4/6/23 8:00 AM
Through a partnership between CoreCivic and Cornbread Hustle, a second chance staffing agency based in Dallas, Texas, residents at CoreCivic's Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona, are accessing a career preparation program via tablets. ...
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Carpentry Program Provides Job Skills and Community Support in Colorado

2/24/23 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 Olney Springs, Colorado, where a carpentry program offers participants the chance to give back to their ...
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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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