Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE)
Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE) plays a vital role in the Department's re-entry efforts by providing inmates with hands-on job training and instilling in them a solid work ethic. PRIDE inmates are paid for their work and PRIDE contributes payment to their victim restitution obligations.
Each year PRIDE trains and employs approximately 4,000 inmates at 28 institutions in 44 diverse work programs. These programs range from farm worker to dental lab technician.
Partnering with PRIDE helps us reduce recidivism by giving inmates the opportunity to learn new skills and gain real world work experience prior to re-entering society. This partnership between PRIDE and the Department exemplifies our commitment to making inmates more employable and therefore more likely to stay out of prison upon release.
In FY 2011-12 , 54% of PRIDE-trained inmates were placed in relevant jobs upon release from prison. Only 11.7% of PRIDE's former workers returned to prison within two years of release.
For more information, please contact:
9400 - 4th Street, North, Suite 200
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
FAX: (727) 570-3366
Or visit PRIDE's web site at www.pride-enterprises.org