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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 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.

Recommitment Study

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:
PRIDE Enterprises
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



Pride Programs in FY 2003-04

Apalachee C.I.

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (4 inmates) Contracted Herd Management/Beef/ Cattle. Raw crops (corn, sorghum, hay and other cattle feed) and field crops (watermelons).
  • Mattresses, Blankets & Gloves Industry - (18 inmates) Sewing machine, die clicker, and glove turner/former machine operation, equipment maintenance. Certified by Clemson University.
  • Warehouse - (16 inmates) Product repackaging, forms storage and retrieval, filing, copying, reshipment, warehousing functions, and clerical.
  • Dairy Calf Management - (31 inmates) Animal husbandry including nutrition, identification and treatment of common calf illnesses, growth standards for calves and computer operations to manage herd data.


Avon Park

  • Sanitary Maintenance & Supplies Industry - (31 inmates) Receiving, warehousing and shipping; manufacturing machine operation, chemicals handling. Certified by Florida A&M University/ Florida State University. ISO 9001:2000 Certified.
  • Tire Re-Manufacturing Industry -(62 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 - (34 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 - (159 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 - (129 inmates) Presses, cutting devices, desktop publishing, engraving and ring binder manufacturing equipment. Certified Department of Education.


Glades C.I.

  • Sugar Cane Industry - (25 inmates) Machinery operators, equipment repair, welders, and diesel/gas engine mechanics. Certified by United States Sugar Corporation.


Hendry C.I.

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (7 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 - (59 inmates) Citrus equipment operation, chemical irrigation system, tree planting/pruning, tractor and pump maintenance. Certified by University of Florida.


Lawtey C.I.

  • Garments Industry - (107 inmates) Material cut and layout, sewing machines, and general office duties. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University. ISO 9001:2000 Certified.


Liberty C.I.

  • Digital Information Services Industry - (78 inmates) Computer software, graphical and data conversion processes. Certified by the Department of Education.


Lowell C.I.

  • Garments Industry - (75 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 - (117 inmates) Stitching, cutting leather with dies, vulcanizing, and milling rubber, forklift operation, equipment maintenance. Certified by Clemson University.


Marion C.I.

  • Garments Industry - (112 inmates) Sewing, material and quality control standards. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Corrugated Box Industry - (30 inmates) Die cutter, bandsaw, slotter machine, maintenance, warehouse and general corrugated floor work. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Textile Cutting Operation - (17 inmates) Inventory control, marker making, spreading, cutting and bundling operations. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Material Storage - (8 inmates) Warehouse stores operations. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.


New River C.I. (West Unit)

  • Garments Industry - (98 inmates) Sewing, material cutting and quality control. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.


New River East "O" Unit

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (14 inmates) Contracted herd management/beef cattle, raw crops (corn, sorghum, hay and other cattle feed) and field crops (watermelons).
  • Food Processing - (97 inmates) Meat processing, quality control testing, shipping, receiving, maintence and administrative functions, Certified by IFAS - The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. The plant is USDA certified and inspected.


New River Work Camp

  • Forestry - (83 inmates) Operation of saw mills, lumber grading, planer mills, diesel mechanics, forest management, heavy equipment operation. Certified by Department of Education.
  • Material Storage - (4 inmates) Warehouse stores operations.


Okeechobee C.I.

  • Citrus Processing & Juicing Industry - (150 inmates) Fruit processing (sectioning, packing, etc.) and juicing. The plant is USDA certified and inspected.


Polk C.I.

  • Modular Office Systems Furniture Industry - (33 inmates) Metal fabrication, wood milling, industrial machinery, Computer Aided Design Drafting. Certified by Department of Education.
  • Seating (Chairs/Furniture) Industry - (54 inmates) Woodworking and welding equipment, fabric layout, upholstering and assembly. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Refurbishment (Furniture) Industry - (14 inmates) Table saws, cold presses, computer optimization programs for saw operations. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Customer Service Industry - (11 inmates), resolution skills for customer related issues. Certified by the Department of Education.


South Bay Correctional Facility (C.F.)

  • Transmission Refurbishing Services - (24 inmates) Core identification, breakdown and cleaning, refurbishment, use of shaker washers, parts cleaners, and pressure washers.


Sumter C.I.

  • Forms & Letterhead Printing Industry - (92 inmates) Desktop publishing, camera/plating equipment, presses and duplicators, bindery equipment. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Wood Casegoods (Furniture) Industry - (67 inmates) Machining, assembling, finishing and shipping, drafting and design. Certified by the Department of Education.


Tomoka C.I.

  • Heavy Vehicle Renovation Industry - (74 inmates) Heavy equipment operation, application of chemical solvents, fabrication of metal parts. Certified by the Department of Education.


Union C.I.

  • Dental Prosthetics Industry - (51 inmates) Fabricates dental prosthetics including full and partial dentures. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Metal Furniture Industry - (112 inmates) Shear operator and repairer, punch and notching press operator, weld grinder/ finisher, computer operator, CAD designer. Certified by the Department of Education.
  • Tag Industry - (97 inmates) Quality assurance, laminating machine, embossing press, dip tank operator, machine mechanic, and plant electrician. Certified by Florida A&M University/ Florida State University.

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