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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

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Prison Rehabilitative
Industries and Diversified
Enterprises (PRIDE)

Authorized by the Legislature

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.

Inmate Workers Generate Revenue

According to PRIDE’s 2006 Annual Report, PRIDE trained 3,440 inmates who worked almost 4 million hours in 35 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.

Statutory Requirements

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.”

Recommitment Study

According to PRIDE’s 2006 Annual Report, 93% of PRIDE-trained former inmates were placed in relevant jobs. In addition, according to PRIDE’s 2006 recidivism study, only 14% of PRIDE’s former workers returned to prison.

For more information, please contact:
PRIDE Enterprises
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.
PRIDE print shop at Calhoun CI.

Pride Programs in FY 2006-07

Apalachee C.I.

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (6 inmates) Contracted herd management/beef cattle. Raw crops (corn, sorghum, hay and other cattle feed). Inmate workers are trained in livestock production and farm equipment operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Sewn Products Industry - (19 inmates) Mattresses, pillows, and covers. Inmate workers are trained to operate sewing machines, perform equipment maintenance, and in warehouse operations. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Business Services - (17 inmates) Defacing and repackaging. Inmate workers are trained in inventory control, warehousing, and shipping and receiving operations. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Avon Park

  • Sanitary Maintenance & Supplies Industry - (61 inmates) Manufacture and production of chemical products and brooms. Inmate workers are trained in receiving, warehousing and shipping; process manufacturing; and material handling. Certified by Florida A&M University/ Florida State University, College of Engineering. ISO 9001:2000 Certified.
  • Tire Re-Manufacturing Industry - (76 inmates) Inmate workers are trained in all aspects of the tire re-treading process. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Baker C.I.

  • Traffic Paint Industry - (10 inmates) Paint manufacturing. Inmate workers are trained to manufacture and test paint, in inventory control, hazardous material handling, and in forklift and computer operations. Certified by the Rolla Coatings Institute, The University of Missouri.


Broward C.I.

  • Optical/Eyeglasses Industry - (49 inmates) Inmate workers are trained in the manufacture of eyeglasses to prescription. Certified by the Florida Departments of Education and Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship.


Calhoun C.I.

  • Printing Industry - (135 inmates) Commercial off-set press operations. Inmate workers are trained in printing press operation, desktop publishing, and transactional mailing operations. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Cross City C.I.

  • Signage/Vinyl Products Industry - (132 inmates) Ring binder and identification products manufacturing. Inmate workers are trained in silk screen printing and vinyl operations. Certified by the Florida Department of Education and Florida A & M University, Division of Graphic Arts.


Glades C.I.

  • Sugar Cane Industry - (27 inmates) Inmate workers are trained in the planting, care, and harvesting of sugar cane crops and farm equipment repair and maintenance. Certified by the United States Sugar Corporation.


Hendry C.I.

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (0 inmate) Farm equipment repair and maintenance. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Citrus Industry - (81 inmates) Citrus cultivation operation. Inmate workers are trained in the planting, care, and harvesting of citrus to include irrigation and pest control. Certified by the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.


Lawtey C.I.

  • Sewn Products Industry - (89 inmates) Inmate workers trained to layout and cut fabric, operate sewing machines, and in general office duties. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University, ISO 9001-2000 Certified.


Liberty C.I.

  • Digital Information Services Industry - (83 inmates) Digital information technology industry. Inmate workers trained in computer software, graphical and data conversion processes. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Lowell C.I.

  • Sewn Products Industry - (68 inmates) Inmate workers trained in garment construction, sewing and pressing machine operation and maintenance, shipping and receiving. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.


Madison C.I.

  • Shoes & Sewn Products Industry - (90 inmates) Inmate workers trained in stitching, cutting leather with dies, vulcanizing, and milling rubber, forklift operation, equipment maintenance. Certified by Ro-search, Inc. and Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.


Marion C.I.

  • Sewn Products Industry - (75 inmates) Inmate workers trained in sewing, material cutting, and quality control standards. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Corrugated Box Industry - (27 inmates) Corrugated box manufacturing. Inmate workers trained in die cutter, bandsaw, and slotter machine operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Textile Cutting Operation - (20 inmates) Provides cut patterns to sewn products division industries. Inmate workers trained in pattern and marker making, spreading and cutting of fabric, custom embroidery. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Administration and Distribution - (9 inmates) Sewn products division administration. Inmate workers trained in administrative and purchasing functions. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.


New River C.I.

  • Sewn Products Industry - (107 inmates) Inmate workers trained in sewing, material cutting and quality control. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Forestry - (96 inmates) Sawmill operation. Inmate workers trained in lumber grading, planting and cutting, diesel mechanics, forest management, and heavy equipment operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Pinellas WRC

  • Administrative Support - St. Petersburg - (5 inmates). Inmates trained as General Office Clerk and Customer Service Specialist. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Polk C.I.

  • Administrative Industry - (12 inmates) Customer service center. Inmate workers trained in resolution skills for customer related issues. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • IT Support Industry - (27 inmates) Help desk for internal information technology issues. Inmate workers trained as Help Desk Specialists, and in software development.
  • Seating/Modular Office Panel Systems Furniture - (127 inmates) Seating and modular office furniture manufacturing and assembly. Inmate workers trained in metal fabrication, wood milling, industrial machinery operation, woodworking and welding, fabric layout, upholstering and assembly, and Computer Aided Design Drafting. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


South Bay Correctional Facility (C.F.)

  • Graphics - (6 inmates) Forms & letterhead printing industry. Inmate workers trained in desktop-publishing, operation of small and large presses, platemaking, and bindery operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Sumter C.I.

  • Graphics - (128 inmates) Forms & letterhead printing industry. Inmate workers trained in desktop-publishing, operation of small and large presses, platemaking, and bindery operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Wood Casegoods (Furniture) Industry - (66 inmates) Wood furniture manufacturing. Inmates trained in machining, numerical control programming and operation, assembling, finishing, and shipping. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Tomoka C.I.

  • Heavy Vehicle Renovation Industry - (90 inmates) Inmates trained in auto body restoration, vehicle renovation, and heavy vehicle engine repair and maintenance. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.


Union C.I.

  • Beef Cattle Industry - (8 inmates) Contracted herd management/ beef cattle. Inmate workers trained in livestock production and farm equipment operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Dental Prosthetics Industry - (52 inmates) Inmate workers are trained to fabricate full and partial dentures, crown and bridge restorations, and orthodontic appliances to prescription. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Food Processing - (67 inmates) Meat processing. Inmate workers trained in sanitation, food processing, portion control, and quality control testing. Certified by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The plant is USDA certified and inspected.
  • Metal Furniture Industry - (119 inmates) Metal products fabrication. Inmate workers are trained as shear operators and repairers, punch and notching press operators, MIG and TIG welders, and grinder/finishers. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Tag Industry - (109 inmates) Motor vehicle tag manufacturing. Inmate workers trained as embossing press operators, die cutters, coating machine operators, and machine mechanics. Certified by Florida A&M University/Florida State University, College of Engineering.