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News from May 2015

May 1, 2015 7:14 pm

May 11, 2015

Creative Corrections Education Foundation In a CNN Segment at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

Follow link above to see CNN coverage of Creative Corrections Education Foundation’s visit to Sing Sing Correctional Facility.        http://www.cnn.com/…/vi…/playlists/digital-studios-topicals/

Former prison warden Percy Pitzer, who worked in the federal system for three decades, believes he can help reduce the American prison population. Half of parents in state prison say they also had a family member incarcerated while they were growing up, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The answer, Pitzer says, lies in breaking that cycle. That is what led him to start the Creative Corrections Foundation, which awards scholarships to the children of inmates. Since the foundation began in 2012, it has awarded 77 scholarships totaling $77,000. Along with corporate donations, Pitzer is also reaching out to inmates themselves, asking them to donate money from their prison jobs. With 2.3 million people incarcerated in the U.S., the scholarship money is adding up. CNN’s Jean Casarez goes behind the doors of Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York where maximum security inmates want to make a difference.

May 19, 2015 Fox News 4

Creative Corrections Education Foundation working to break cycle of generational crime!


Anthony Haynes Here is another reason why we all should get involved with breaking the cycle of kids going to prison like their parents by donating to Creative Corrections Education Foundation. Click on the picture and see how we are changing children’s lives “ONE SCHOLARSHIP AT A TIME!” Go to our website and donate today at WWW.CCEFSCHOLARSHIPS.ORG

May 21, 2015

CCEF received a generous donation from the inmates at the Kinross Correctional Facility in Kincheloe, Michigan.  The PBA Inmate Group donated $500.00 dollars to the foundation to assist in stopping second generation crime in Michigan.  

Creative Corrections Education Foundation would like to take an opportunity to thank the Kinross Correctional Facility in Michigan! Their “lifers” group along with the inmate population organized a fundraiser to benefit the foundation’s scholarship fund. We are excited to report that today we received a generous donation as a result of the fundraiser. We at CCEF would like to send out a huge THANK YOU for your generosity and support of the foundation’s scholarship fund!!!

May 30, 2015

Creative Corrections Education Foundation continues to bring its vision around the country! As of tomorrow Executive Director Anthony Haynes will embark on a three month visitation to correctional facilities around the country beginning with Virginia! Anthony will visit 37 facilities in the Virginia Department of Corrections, 13 facilities in Texas and 47 facilities in New York. Anthony will be giving presentations to inmates educating them on how they can donate to the scholarship fund. With the amount of inmate support generated, it shows that just because a person is in jail does not mean that they don’t care about their kids. Visit our website at www.ccefscholarships.org and find out how you too can donate to this foundation.

May 31, 2015

Anthony visited thirty-seven prisons in Virginia and provided a CCEF presentation to staff and offenders at each institution.  See Blog post:


I would like to express my appreciation for the wonderful amount of support given to Creative Corrections Education Foundation from Virginia!

Virginia State Department of Corrections has partnered with Creative Corrections Education Foundation in the fight to help stop second generation crime in the state of Virginia. The inmates in Virginia DOC will now be able to donate to the foundation and help in the funding of scholarships opportunities for children of the incarcerated in the state of Virginia. A CCEF presentation was provided to the Virginia DOC Executive staff at a meeting that was held on April 27, 2015 to be followed up with a visit from Anthony Haynes, CCEF Executive Director. Anthony has just returned from a visit of 37 Virginia Department of Corrections Facilities. The staff were so excited about the mission of the foundation helping kids of the incarcerated, they donated money towards scholarships for the children in Virginia. Offenders in the facilities were so excited, many of them vowed to make a monthly contribution to the scholarship fund. The staff in all the facilities were very accommodating and helpful in every way! Every institution was well prepared and ready for Anthony when he arrived.

With continued staff support and the enthusiasm of the offenders, CCEF will be able to help many children of the incarcerated in the state of Virginia take a path of “Education vs. Incarceration”. CCEF would like to give special thanks to the Director and the Executive staff of Virginia Department of Corrections for supporting the foundation and helping in reducing second generation crime.


Percy Pitzer, Founder