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 2003 Annual Report, PRIDE trained 3,245 inmates who worked over three and one-half million hours in 40 diverse industries, farms and operations located in 21 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 2003 Annual Report, they placed 85% of PRIDE-trained former inmates in relevant jobs. In addition, the report says that PRIDE's 2003 recidivism study indicates only 17% of PRIDE's former workers returned to prison.
For more information, please contact:
12425 - 28th Street, North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
(727) 572-1987 or SunCom 568-1300
FAX: (727) 570-3366
Or visit PRIDE's web site at www.pride-enterprises.org
Cross City C.I.
New River C.I. (West Unit)
New River East "O" Unit
New River Work Camp
South Bay Correctional Facility (C.F.)