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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

PRIDE
Prison Rehabilitative Industries
and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE)

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Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE) is a not-for-profit corporation authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1981 to operate the state prison industries.

Inmate Workers Generate Revenue

Photo of inmate assembling gate kit.
  Gateway to Employment   -   A PRIDE worker assembles a gate kit at a Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) industry located at Polk CI.
 
Each year PRIDE puts a total of over 4,000 prisoners to work in 43 diverse industries at 20 state correctional institutions where they generate more than $80 million in sales by manufacturing thousands of products. For example, PRIDE workers in the Printing Shop at Calhoun CI printed this annual report. PRIDE workers also produce eyeglasses and gate kits through federally authorized Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) programs and provide high-tech services for public and private sector clients. In FY 1997-98, the corporation contributed $1.5 million to the state of Florida ($.3 million paid for victim restitution); $.9 million for on-the-job training and post-release job placement; and $1.9 million to inmate compensation. Under the PIE program, PRIDE paid an additional $74,654 that helped offset the costs of crime and incarceration.
Photo of inmate inspecting eyeglasses.
  All Eyes on the Future - In the optical PIE industry at Broward CI, a PRIDE worker inspects eyeglasses.
 

Recommitment Study

Inmate workers receive job readiness training and then are contracted to be placed in jobs after release. Critical transitional support such as housing, transportation and other needs are also provided. The impact of PRIDE's job training and transition support is reflected in a lower recommitment rate. Of the 586 inmates released in FY 1995-96 who had worked for PRIDE for at least six months, 99 or 16.9% recommitted within a two-year period ending FY 1997-98.

For More Information:
12425 28th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

(727) 572-1987 or SunCom 568-1300
FAX: (727) 570-3366

Visit PRIDE's website at www.pride-enterprises.org


PRIDE Industries/Operations by Institution
FY 1997-98
Institution Where Industry Is Located Industry Type Number of Industries/ operations Number of Inmate Workers Number of Staff
Apalachee C.I. (West Unit) Dairy* (includes Farm/Transp/Maint) 1 33 9
Decals 1 41 4
Poultry/Feedmill* 1 38 5
Sanitary Maintenance Supplies* 1 23 12
Mattresses 1 52 3
Avon Park C.I. Furniture 1 125 5
Tire Remanufacturing 1 45 6
Baker C.I. Traffic Paint* 1 10 2
Broward C.I. Optical 1 54 5
Calhoun C.I. Printing 1 135 11
Cross City C.I. Bindery/Decals 1 115 7
Dade C.I. Manufacturing 1 60 3
Florida C.I. Garment 1 90 5
Glades C.I. Food Products* 1 5 3
Sugar Cane* 1 40 5
Citrus 1 10 0
Wellington Citrus* 1 10 1
Hendry C.I. Citrus* 1 50 3
Beef Cattle* 1 5 1
Lawtey C.I. Garment 1 126 6
Liberty C.I. Digital Information Services 1 138 7
Madison C.I. Shoes 1 179 6
Marion C.I. Corrugated Boxes 1 30 3
Garment 1 182 7
Cutting Room* 1** 12 2
Textile Division Support* 1** 5 12
Ocala Distribution Center* 1** 20 7
New River C.I. West Garment 1 87 4
New River C.I. East Cattle* 1 10 3
Forestry* 1 61 11
Polk C.I. Chair/Metal 1 160 8
Modular Office Furniture 1 50 5
Furniture Division Support 1** 18 7
Sumter C.I. Print 1 71 5
Furniture 1 80 4
Tomoka C.I. Heavy Vehicle Renovation 1 70 5
Union C.I. Dental Lab 1 29 2
Food Products* 1 110 13
Metal Furniture 1 87 7
Auto Tags 1 90 7
Brooms 1 5 0
Warehouse* 1** 6 1
PRIDE St. Petersburg Office   1** 6 81
Total Industries   37 2,506 193
Total Operations**   6 67 110
Total Industries/ Operations   43 2,573 303
* Pride facility is located outside prison perimeter.
** Operations produce goods and services for internal customers.