PRIDE is a state-authorized, not-for-profit, internationally recognized prisoner-training company operating general manufacturing services in correctional facilities throughout the State of Florida. 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 2004 Annual Report, PRIDE trained 3,794 inmates who worked over 3.7 million hours in 36 diverse industries, farms, and operations located in 20 correctional institutions. Many of these inmates were trained in modern high technology trades including print and digital information, garments and apparel, furniture manufacturing, vehicle renovation, metal fabrication, and optical.
According to PRIDE’s 2004 Annual Report, 86% of PRIDE-trained former inmates were placed in relevant jobs. In addition, according to PRIDE’s 2004 recidivism study, only 14% of PRIDE’s former workers returned to prison.
For more information, please contact:
12425 - 28th Street, North, Third Floor
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
(727) 572-1987 or SunCom 517-4846
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 East Work Camp
South Bay Correctional Facility (C.F.)