Puppy Program Launches At Blackwater Correctional Facility

A Florida Panhandle facility is going to the dogs – literally. Blackwater River Correctional Facility launches its puppy program in the next few weeks. Three dogs will be trained as service animals for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Sheila O’Brien oversees the program for America’s VetDogs, which is based in Long Island, New York..... Read More 

Luzerne County’s Day Reporting Center Marks Fifth Anniversary

Luzerne County officials marked the fifth anniversary of the county’s progressive day reporting center in Wilkes-Barre Friday with tours and a cake. Known as the Luzerne County Reentry Service Center, the county-contracted program housed in a commercial property on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard teaches...  Read More

Probation Graduates Embark on New Life

Nine local residents have graduated from a county probation program designed to bring about nothing less than rebirth. His old life was death, William Ekas said. Methamphetamine and stupid behavior...  Read More

Inmates Support Cancer Council

Inmates at The GEO Group Junee Correctional Centre (JCC) have dug deep to support the community.
On Friday, GEO’s offender services manager Trevor Coles presented a cheque on behalf of the inmates for $1,000 to the NSW Cancer Council...  
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GEO Group Australia Employee Karen Clemson Awarded 2015 Riverina Trainee of the Year 

A remarkable group of Riverina residents who have decided to further their education and training were recognized at the 25th NSW Training Awards last week. The awards showcase and acknowledge outstanding vocational education students and...  Read More

Monterey Program Helps Probationers Turn Life Around

Graduation season is in full swing, but high school and university students are not the only ones celebrating new beginnings — 20 Monterey County probationers are, too. Read More

7 Mendocino DRC Participants Transition Back into Community

Lee Hamilton had spent 20 years in prison over his lifetime and recently completed a program with the Mendocino County Day Reporting Center to ‘transition’ back into the community. “I went from being a gangster to being a possible role model in society,”...  Read More

Junee Facility Raises 30,000 for PCYC

Inmates from the Junee Correctional Centre – managed by The GEO Group have helped raise more than $30,000 for PCYC. Wagga and Blacktown PCYCs will split $34,100 raised from the restoration of a 1973 Holden Monaro HQ GTS sedan. The project took three years to complete – from stripping the body...  Read More

A New Leaf, Then a New Life

Nine months before Christal Reid dined on a catered meal Wednesday night at the McConnell Foundation’s Lema Ranch, the 30-year-old was homeless. “I had no food, no job, just a few clothes,” Reid said...  Read More

Luzerne Reentry Service Center Helps Offenders Stay on Right Path

Bryan was walking down a local street when he bumped into old friends who were sharing a weed-filled blunt and invited him to join in. The offer awakened the addict in him, triggering an overwhelming urge to get high. “You get anxious. You start....
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