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21 student inmates graduate from CoreCivic’s Whiteville facility

WMC Action News 5 Memphis logo WMC Action News 5 Memphis 12/21/2020 WMCActionNews5.com Staff
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WHITEVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - CoreCivic’s Whiteville Correctional Facility congratulates 21 student-inmates as they receive either a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma or a vocational certificate.

The facility hosted a socially-distant ceremony for the graduates on December 17.

According to the news release, eleven vocational program graduates earned certificates in carpentry, electrical, and HVAC. Ten student-inmates earned their HSE diploma.

Graduating student-inmate, Chad Young, said his children motivated him to earn his HSE. “I want to be a good example for my two sons,” said Young. “This [accomplishment] proves that you are never too old to complete a high school education.”

a group of people standing in a room: The group photo contains the following individuals (left to right): CoreCivic Assistant Warden Eric Bryant, CoreCivic Principal James Bailey, Inmate Chad Young, and CoreCivic Instructor Supervisor Dr. Lajuana Morris. © Provided by WMC Action News 5 Memphis The group photo contains the following individuals (left to right): CoreCivic Assistant Warden Eric Bryant, CoreCivic Principal James Bailey, Inmate Chad Young, and CoreCivic Instructor Supervisor Dr. Lajuana Morris.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CoreCivic educators have adapted to the new health and safety protocols. More than 700 HSE diplomas and 2,500 vocational certificates have been awarded to student-inmates in 2020.

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