PRIDE is a state-authorized, private, not-for-profit, internationally recognized inmate training company operating general manufacturing and services facilities in correctional institutions 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 2007 Annual Report, PRIDE trained 3,640 inmates who worked almost 4 million hours in 39 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, as well as dental 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 2007 Annual Report, 90% of PRIDE-trained former inmates were placed in relevant jobs. In addition, according to PRIDE’s 2007 recidivism study, only 16% of PRIDE’s former workers returned to prison.
For more information, please contact:
12425 - 28th Street, North, Suite 300
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
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.
South Bay Correctional Facility (C.F.)
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