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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim 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.

Inmate Workers Generate Revenue

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.

Recommitment Study

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:
PRIDE Enterprises
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

Apalachee C.I.

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (3 inmates) contracted Herd Management / Beef Cattle. Raw crops (corn, sorghum, hay and other cattle feed) and field crops (watermelons).
  • Mattresses, Blankets & Gloves Industry - (37 inmates) sewing machine, die clicker, and glove turner/former machine operation, equipment maintenance. Certified by Clemson University.
  • Warehouse - (25 inmates) Product repackaging, forms storage and retrieval, filing, copying, reshipment, warehousing functions, and clerical.
  • Poultry/Eggs - (22 inmates) maintaining layer house production techniques such as disease control, fly control, feeding, and gathering, processing and packaging eggs.


Avon Park

  • Signs & ID Products Industry - (15 inmates) Cutting devices, desktop publishing, engraving machinery, and computer generated vinyl graphics. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Sanitary Maintenance & Supplies Industry - (50 inmates) Receiving, warehousing and shipping; manufacturing machine operation, chemicals handling. Certified by Florida A&M University/ Florida State University.
  • Tire Re-Manufacturing Industry - (60 inmates) cut tread, build tires, run chambers, mount and dismount tires. Certified by the Department of Education.


Baker C.I.

  • Traffic Paint Industry - (8 inmates) Manufacturing and testing paint, inventory control, handling hazardous material, quality control, forklift and computer operations.


Broward C.I.

  • Optical / Eyeglasses Industry - (50 inmates) Training in the use of polishers, generators, tool cutters, computers, hand and machine edgers, pattern maker, dye machine and bead pans. Certified by the Departments of Education and Labor.


Calhoun C.I.

  • Printing Industry - (148 inmates) PC and Macintosh desktop work stations, large sheet-fed presses, cutters, folders, perfect bound and saddle bound binding equipment, etc. Certified by the Department of Education.


Cross City C.I.

  • Signage / Vinyl Products Industry - (135 inmates) presses, cutting devices, desktop publishing, engraving and ring binder manufacturing equipment. Certified Department of Education.


Florida State Prison Work Camp

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (12 inmates) contracted Herd Management /Beef Cattle. Raw crops (corn, sorghum, hay and other cattle feed) and field crops (watermelons).


Glades C.I.

  • Sugar Cane Industry - (37 inmates) machinery operators, equipment repair, welders, and diesel/gas engine mechanics. Certified by United States Sugar Corporation.


Hendry C.I.

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (15 inmates) fence repair/building, farm equipment operation, horse handling, animal care including vaccinating and herding of livestock. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Citrus Processing - (55 inmates) citrus equipment operation, chemical irrigation system, tree planting/pruning, tractor and pump maintenance. Certified by University of Florida.


Lawtey C.I.

  • Garments Industry - (100 inmates) Material cut and layout, sewing machines, and general office duties. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.


Liberty C.I.

  • Digital Information Services Industry - (108 inmates) computer software, graphical and data conversion processes. Certified by the Department of Education.


Lowell C.I.

  • Garments Industry - (60 inmates) sewing and pressing machine operation and maintenance, garment clipping and inspection, shipping and receiving. Certified by Clemson University.


Madison C.I.

  • Shoes & Garments Industry - (130 inmates) Stitching, cutting leather with dies, vulcanizing, and milling rubber, forklift operation, equipment maintenance. Certified by Clemson University.


Marion C.I.

  • Garments Industry - (100 inmates) sewing, material cutting and quality control standards. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Corrugated Box Industry - (34 inmates) die cutter, bandsaw, slotter machine, maintenance, warehouse and general corrugated floor work. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Textile Cutting Operation - (12 inmates) Inventory control, marker making, spreading, cutting and bundling operations. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Textile Division Support - (12 inmates) Clerical and support functions for the garment industry.


New River C.I. (West Unit)

  • Garments Industry - (70 inmates) sewing, material cutting and quality control. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.


New River C.I. (East Unit)

  • Forestry - (74 inmates) operation of saw mills, lumber grading, planer mills, diesel mechanics, forest management, heavy equipment operation. Certified by Department of Education.
  • Material Storage - (5 inmates) warehouse stores operations.


Okeechobee C.I.

  • Citrus Processing & Juicing Industry - (100 inmates) fruit processing (sectioning, packing, etc.) and juicing.


Polk C.I.

  • Administration - (20 inmates) Purchasing, invoicing, order entry, and clerical work.
  • Modular Office Systems Furniture Industry - (42 inmates) metal fabrication, wood milling, industrial machinery, Computer Aided Design Drafting. Certified by Department of Education.
  • Seating (Chairs / Furniture) Industry - (57 inmates) woodworking and welding equipment, fabric layout, upholstering and assembly. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Panels & Components (Furniture) Industry - (42 inmates) table saws, cold presses, computer optimization programs for saw operations. Certified by the Department of Education.


South Bay C.F.

  • Transmission Refurbishing Services - (30 inmates) Core identification, breakdown and cleaning, refurbishment, use of shaker washers, parts cleaners, and pressure washers.


Sumter C.I.

  • Forms & Letterhead Printing Industry - (80 inmates) desk-top-publishing, camera/plating equipment, presses and duplicators, bindery equipment. Certified by Department of Education.
  • Wood Casegoods (Furniture) Industry - (106 inmates) machining, assembling, finishing and shipping, drafting and design. Certified by Department of Education.


Tomoka C.I.

  • Heavy Vehicle Renovation Industry - (105 inmates) heavy equipment operation, application of chemical solvents, fabrication of metal parts. Certified by Department of Education.


Union C.I.

  • Dental Prosthetics Industry - (38 inmates) fabricates dental prosthetics including full and partial dentures. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Metal Furniture Industry - (90 inmates) shear operator and repairer, punch and notching press operator, weld grinder/ finisher, computer operator, CAD designer. Certified by Department of Education.
  • Tag And Broom Industry - (95 inmates) quality assurance, laminating machine, embossing press, dip tank operator, machine mechanic, plant electrician, and broom maker. Certified by Florida A&M University/Florida State University.
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