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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
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, 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.

Inmate Workers Generate Revenue

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.

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 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:
PRIDE Enterprises
12425 - 28th Street, North, Suite 300
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
(727) 572-1987
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 2007-08

Apalachee C.I.

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

 

Avon Park

  • Sanitary Maintenance & Supplies – (43 inmates) Manufacture and production of chemical products and brooms. Inmate workers train 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-Tread – (73 inmates) Inmate workers train in all aspects of the tire re-treading process. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Laundry Services – (18 inmates) Inmate workers monitor and maintain operation of commercial laundry equipment in work release centers throughout the state.

 

Baker C.I.

  • Paint – (10 inmates) Paint manufacturing. Inmate workers train 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 Lab – (48 inmates) Inmate workers train in the manufacture of eyeglasses to prescription. Certified by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Apprenticeship.

 

Calhoun C.I.

  • North Florida Graphics – (141 inmates) Commercial off-set press operations. Inmate workers train in printing press operation, desktop publishing, and transactional mailing operations. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Cross City C.I.

  • Specialty Graphics – (146 inmates) Ring binder and identification products manufacturing. Inmate workers train in silk screen printing and vinyl operations. Certified by the Florida Department of Education and Florida A & M University, Division of Graphic Arts.
  • Sales Support Center – (10 inmates) Inmate workers function as support to Sales Representatives and the Bid Department and are trained as General Office Clerks and Customer Support Specialists. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Glades C.I.

  • Sugar Cane – (30 inmates) Inmate workers train 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.

  • Cattle South – (0 inmates) Farm equipment repair and maintenance. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Citrus – (84 inmates) Citrus cultivation operation. Inmate workers train 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.

  • Specialty Clothing – (97 inmates) Inmate workers train 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 Services – (88 inmates) Digital information technology industry. Inmate workers train in computer software, graphical and data conversion processes. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Lowell C.I.

  • Uniforms – (65 inmates) Inmate workers train in garment construction, sewing and pressing machine operation and maintenance, shipping and receiving. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.

 

Madison C.I.

  • Footwear – (99 inmates) Inmate workers train 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.

  • Garment – (92 inmates) Inmate workers train in sewing, material cutting, and quality control standards. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Box – (33 inmates) Corrugated box manufacturing. Inmate workers train in die cutter, bandsaw, and slotter machine operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Cutting and Distribution – (16 inmates) Provides cut patterns to sewn products division industries. Inmate workers train in pattern and marker making, spreading and cutting of fabric, custom embroidery. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Sewn Productions Administration – (9 inmates) Sewn products division administration. Inmate workers train in administrative and purchasing functions. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.

 

New River C.I.

  • Institutional Products – (107 inmates) Inmate workers train in sewing, material cutting and quality control. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Forestry – (95 inmates) Sawmill operation. Inmate workers train in lumber grading, planting and cutting, diesel mechanics, forest management, and heavy equipment operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Pinellas WRC

  • Administration - St. Petersburg – (3 inmates) Inmates work in Missions Programs as General Office Clerk and Customer Service Specialist. Certified by Clemson Apparel Research, Clemson University.
  • Finance - St. Petersburg – (4 inmates) Inmates are trained as Office Clerks and Accounting Clerks. This unit also oversees inmates assigned to PRIDE Finance at Lowell. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Polk C.I.

  • Furniture Administration – (12 inmates) Customer service center. Inmate workers train in resolution skills for customer related issues. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • IT Support Center – (30 inmates) Help desk for internal information technology issues. Inmate workers train as Help Desk Specialists, and in software development. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Seating and Panel Systems – (133 inmates) Seating and modular office furniture manufacturing and assembly. Inmate workers train 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.)

  • South Florida Graphics – (30 inmates) Forms and letterhead printing industry. Inmate workers train in desktoppublishing, operation of small and large presses, platemaking, and bindery operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Sumter C.I.

  • Central Florida Graphics – (138 inmates) Forms and letterhead printing industry. Inmate workers train in desktop-publishing, operation of small and large presses, platemaking, and bindery operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Wood Products – (70 inmates) Wood furniture manufacturing. Inmate workers train in machining, numerical control programming and operation, assembling, finishing, and shipping. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Tomoka C.I.

  • Heavy Vehicle – (96 inmates) Inmate workers train in auto body restoration, vehicle renovation, and heavy vehicle engine repair and maintenance. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.

 

Union C.I.

  • Cattle North - (11 inmates) Contracted herd management/ beef cattle. Inmate workers train in livestock production and farm equipment operation. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Dental Lab – (53 inmates) Inmate workers train to fabricate full and partial dentures, crown and bridge restorations, and orthodontic appliances to prescription. Certified by the Florida Department of Education.
  • Food Processing – (63 inmates) Meat processing. Inmate workers train 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 Products – (125 inmates) Metal products fabrication. Inmate workers train 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/License Plates – (109 inmates) Motor vehicle tag manufacturing. Inmate workers train as embossing press operators, die cutters, coating machine operators, and machine mechanics. Certified by Florida A&M University/ Florida State University, College of Engineering.
  • Technical Services – (10 inmates) Inmate workers at correctional institutions throughout the state assist PRIDE staff with construction and maintenance of PRIDE facilities.
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