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.
According to PRIDE's 2001 Annual Report, PRIDE trained 4,160 inmates who worked 3.5 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.
According to PRIDE's 2001 Annual Report, they placed 88% of PRIDE-trained former inmates in relevant jobs. In addition, the report says that "PRIDE's 2001 recidivism study indicates only 17.3% of PRIDE's former workers returned to prison."
For more information, please contact:
12425 - 28th Street, North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
(727) 556-3305 or Sun Com 568-1305
FAX: (727) 570-3366
Or visit PRIDE's web site at www.pride-enterprises.org
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