Community Education Centers Appoints Director of its Newest Medium Security Treatment Facility in Colorado
ROSELAND, NJ (April 28, 2005)—The former head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ United States Penitentiary will head Community Education Centers’ (CEC) newest facility—the Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center (CMRC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
CEC is pleased to welcome Robert Hood, a long-time leader in the corrections industry, to the company. Mr. Hood recently retired as the Warden of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum “Supermax” facility in Florence, Colorado. He has 31 years of experience operating large correctional facilities with the federal government.
“I am pleased to welcome Bob to Community Education Centers and I am confident that he will be an invaluable leader as we prepare for the opening of the Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center,” said John Clancy, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) awarded CEC with a five-year contract to operate a 750-bed center to provide quality assessment, treatment, and corrections services to male and female offenders. The CMRC program will utilize treatment modalities that employ a progressive, incentive-oriented methodology in a secure setting and provide optimum opportunity for community reintegretation. Various strategic therapeutic interventions and behavior modification techniques will be used to promote and reinforce positive change. Construction of the facility is nearing completion and the CMRC will open in June.