PRIDE is a state-authorized, not-for-profit, internationally recognized prisoner training company operating general manufacturing and 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 2005 Annual Report, PRIDE trained 3,502 inmates who worked over 4 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.
Florida Statute 946.516 (2) states: “The department shall include, as a portion of its annual report, a report on post release job placement and the rate of subsequent contact with the correctional system for those inmates who have participated in the correctional work programs operated by the corporation and by the department.”
According to PRIDE’s 2005 Annual Report, 88% of PRIDE-trained former inmates were placed in relevant jobs. In addition, according to PRIDE’s 2005 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
|PRIDE print shop at Calhoun CI.|
Cross City C.I.
New River C.I. (West Unit)
South Bay Correctional Facility (C.F.)