Ethics & Compliance


Our Commitment to Integrity

CoreCivic is committed to doing business with PRIDE. From the frontline to the boardroom, we pursue with PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Duty and Excellence) our vision to be America's leader in partnership corrections.

Working collaboratively with other CoreCivic departments and CoreCivic facility management, the Ethics and Compliance Office is responsible for developing and administering initiatives that support the PRIDE objectives and fulfill legal and regulatory guidelines for effective ethics and compliance programs.

The Ethics and Compliance Office: 

  • Administers the CoreCivic Ethics Line
  • Responds to questions and requests for guidance, regarding the Code of Ethics and other Ethics and Compliance related policies.
  • Provides Code of Ethics training for all employees annually
  • Conducts on-site Ethics and Compliance training at every facility, every year
  • Provides targeted Ethics and Compliance trainings
  • Produces company-wide monthly Ethics briefs and other targeted communications
  • Oversees surveys and assessments to continue to improve

CoreCivic is constantly working to identify, engage with, and address issues of ethics or compliance, and to conduct business with a sense of PRIDE.

CoreCivic's Corporate Ethics and Compliance Officer is Scott Craddock. Mr. Craddock can be reached via email.

Scott Craddock was named corporate ethics and compliance officer in 2014. Craddock joined CoreCivic in 2003 as assistant general counsel at the Facility Support Center, and most recently served as associate general counsel for ethics and corporate matters. Craddock is the company's assistant corporate secretary and president of the CoreCivic Cares Fund, a 501(c)(3) providing disaster relief assistance to CoreCivic employees.

Prior to joining CoreCivic, Craddock practiced corporate and securities law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP in Washington, DC and at H3GM, P.C in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky and a juris doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law.


Code of Ethics

Ethics Line Informational Flyer

CoreCivic's Corporate Social Responsibility Platform

CoreCivic's Ethics Line Website

CoreCivic's Human Rights Policy Statement