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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

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Prison
Rehabilitative
Industries and
Diversified
Enterprises (PRIDE)

Authorized by the Legislature

Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE) is a state-authorized, not-for-profit manufacturing and services corporation. Since 1981, when the Florida Legislature authorized the company to manage and operate the state’s correctional industries, PRIDE has trained thousands of prison inmates and has provided them with marketable and accredited job skills. PRIDE teams with Labor Line (a staffing and employment firm) to assist with inmates’ post release job placement.

Inmate Workers Generate Revenue

In FY 2000 PRIDE trained 4,684 inmates who worked 4.2 million hours in 55 diverse industries, farms and operations located in 20 correctional institutions. Many of these inmates were trained in modern high technology trades in the areas of print and digital information, garments and apparel, furniture manufacturing, vehicle renovation, metal fabrication, optical, and many more.

Inmate workers produced thousands of products with sales totaling over $93.7 million, of which $4.5 million was provided back to the state, including inmates wages totaling $1.8 million. The remainder of funds paid for room and board, victim restitution, crime compensation as well as inmate transition and support services. PRIDE receives no state funds or appropriations to operate these industries.

Recommitment Study

Inmate workers receive job readiness training and then are contracted to be placed in jobs after release. The number of job placements for PRIDE’s former workers (ex-offenders) rose to a record 78% from 65%. PRIDE continued to provide critical transitional support such as housing, transportation, and other needs. The impact of PRIDE job training and post-release transition support is reflected in a lower recommitment rate. Of the 771 inmates released in FY 1998-99 who had worked for PRIDE for at least six months, 131, or 17.0%, were recommitted within a two-year period ending June 30, 2001.

For more information, please contact:
PRIDE Enterprises
12425 - 28th Street, North
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33716
(727) 572-1987 or Sun Com 568-1300
FAX: (727) 570-3366
Or visit PRIDE's web site at www.pride-enterprises.org


PRIDE Industries and Operations
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
Institution Where Industry Is Located Industry Type Number of Industries/Operations Number of Inmate Workers Staff
Apalachee C.I.(West Unit) Transmission Service
1
45
4
  Poultry/Feedmill*
1
40
4
  Mattresses & Garments
1
37
2
Avon Park C.I. Tire Remanufacturing
1
60
6
  Sanitary Maintenance & Supplies*
1
50
15
Baker C.I. Traffic Paint*
1
8
2
Broward C.I. Optical
1
50
4
Calhoun C.I. Printing
1
148
9
Cross City C.I. Vinyl Products & Screen Printing
1
135
9
Florida C.I.(Lowell) Garments
1
90
6
Glades C.I. Sugar Cane*
1
37
5
Hendry C.I. Citrus*
1
55
3
  Cattle*
1
15
2
Lawtey C.I. Garments
1
101
6
Liberty C.I. Digital Information Services
1
108
10
Madison C.I. Shoes & Garments
1
130
7
Marion C.I. Corrugated Boxes
1
34
3
  Garments
1
180
9
  Textile Cutting & Preparation*
1**
10
2
  Textile Division Support*
1**
12
8
  Product Distribution Center-Ocala*
1**
18
3
New River C.I. West Garments
1
130
5
New River C.I. East Cattle*
1
12
2
  Sawmill and Lumber Products*
1
71
12
Okeechobee C.I. Fruit Sectioning
1
170
12
Polk C.I. Seating & Refurbishing
1
113
7
  Modular Office Furniture
1
42
5
  Furniture Division Support
1**
17
6
  Furniture Components & Panels
1**
31
1
Sumter C.I. Printing
1
80
7
  Wood Furniture & Casegoods
1
106
6
Tomoka C.I. Heavy Vehicle Renovation
1
105
6
Union C.I. Dental Lab-Dentures & Bridges
1
30
1
  Food Products*
1
85
6
  Metal Furniture
1
100
9
  Auto Tags
1
90
7
  Brooms & Brushes
1
10
1
  Warehouse*
1**
5
1
TOTAL INDUSTRIES  
37
2,467
192
TOTAL OPERATIONS**  
6
93
21
TOTAL INDUSTRIES/OPERATIONS
43
2,560
213
*Outside perimeter
**Operations produce goods and services for internal customers


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