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Training Dogs in Prison Helps Inmates Gain Skills, Compassion

A program in GA is making our nation safer while boosting successful reentry through a dog-training partnership with Auburn University.

Working with dogs can help people heal and grow. Inmates at CoreCivic’s Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Georgia, are experiencing that firsthand as they train future security dogs through an innovative reentry program operated in partnership with Auburn University’s Canine Performance Sciences.

200 New Jobs Coming to Lee County

"Employers with the Lee County Adjustment Center in Beattyville need to hire 200 people. Rochelle Thompson, a former employee of the prison, said she was excited to learn about the reopening of the adjustment center.

Local officials hope the jobs will boost the economy.

Lee County Judge Executive Steve Mays, said nearby shop owners will benefit from the new jobs as well.

Employers said the prison will reopen in March.

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Inmates at Nicholls Prison Receive GED Certificates

"Seventy-one inmates at Coffee Correctional Facility received their General Education Development certificates at an awards ceremony last Friday. Twenty more students were awarded their certificates for completion of the K-9 Dog Program.

CCF’s K-9 Dog Program is part of the Canine Performance Sciences Program at Auburn University. The dogs take up to a year to train and are then placed with private security firms or government agencies to sniff out narcotics or bombs. Dr. Jennifer Irvin gave the graduation address. Dr. Irvin is the Georgia Department of Corrections Southeast Regional Principal. Her address focused on the struggle one must face to find their purpose. She also announced that the Nicholls facility was number one in the state for GED’s earned.”

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A partnership with CoreCivic gave a prisoner a new life.

"Since 2011, our prosthetic limb ministry has also partnered with CoreCivic’s Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility right here in Nashville. CoreCivic is formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America.

Through this partnership, inmates volunteer to disassemble donated and discarded prosthetic limbs, in order to recycle the usable parts for additional service.”

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2016 CoreCivic Employee of the Year

Jimmy Howell

Jimmy Howell has a gift for service. That dedicated service is what led to his selection as CoreCivic’s 2016 companywide Employee of the Year.

Howell is the maintenance supervisor at Whiteville Correctional Facility. He joined CoreCivic in 1997 and has since received several promotions, certifications and news. But that’s not what he’s known for; rather, he’s known for his unyielding commitment to serving others – at the facility and in the community.

“Every employee speaks positively of Jimmy and his willingness to assist anyone in need,” said Whiteville Warden Tammy Ford, who nominated Howell for Employee of the Year. “He works diligently to establish and build positive relationships.”

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