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Michael D. Crews, Secretary

PRIDE

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Prison
Rehabilitative
Industries and
Diversified
Enterprises (PRIDE)

Authorized By Legislature

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. PRIDE trains prison inmates and provides them with marketable/accredited job skills and finds jobs for them upon release.

Inmate Workers Generate Revenue

Inmate sewing
Stitching a Career - An inmate worker operates computer-driven textile equipment in PRIDE's textile plant at Florida CI

In FY 1998-99 PRIDE trained 4,741 inmates who worked 4.3 million hours in 44 diverse industries located in 20 correctional institutions. Many of them trained in modern high technology trades in the areas of textiles, furniture, optical, print and digital information. In the data management arena, inmates transformed blueprints, site maps, and facility notes into computer images for Geonex, one of the foremost international authorities in base mapping image processing and Automated Mapping and Facilities Management (AM/FM) conversion. Inmate workers produced thousands of products with sales of $78 million, of which $3.6 million was provided to the state, including inmates wages totaling $1.9 million. The remainder of funds paid for room and board, victim restitution, crime compensation as well as inmate transition and support services.

Inmates working
Digital Based Mapping for the Future - At PRIDE's Digital Information Services industry located at Liberty CI, an inmate worker is working on a Geonex project.

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 823 inmates released in FY 1996-97 who had worked for PRIDE for at least six months, 140 or 17% were recommitted within a two-year period ending FY 1998-99.

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 1998-99

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 27 7
Decals 1 39 2
Poultry/Feedmill* 1 36 5
Sanitary Maintenance Supplies* 1 23 12
Mattresses 1 57 2
Avon Park C.I. ID Products/General Use 1 2 1
Tire Remanufacturing 1 48 5
Baker C.I. Traffic Paint* 1 7 2
Broward C.I. Optical 1 48 4
Calhoun C.I. Printing 1 199 13
Cross City C.I. ID Products 1 117 9
Dade C.I. To be determined 1    
Florida C.I. Garment 1 90 6
Glades C.I. Food Products* 1 3 4
Sugar Cane* 1 40 5
Citrus* 1 10 0
Wellington Citrus* 1 10 2
Hendry C.I. Citrus* 1 50 3
Beef Cattle* 1 5 1
Lawtey C.I. Garment 1 130 5
Liberty C.I. Digital Information Services 1 132 11
Madison C.I. Shoes 1 167 7
Marion C.I. Corrugated Boxes 1 32 3
Garment 1 190 8
Cutting Room* 1** 10 2
Textile Division Support* 1** 7 10
Ocala Distribution Center* 1** 14 3
New River C.I. West Garment 1 140 6
New River C.I. East Cattle* 1 10 3
Forestry* 1 71 14
Polk C.I. Seating 1 98 4
Modular Office Furniture 1 44 8
Furniture Division Support 1** 20 5
Panel Plant 1** 19 3
Refurbishing 1 16 1
Sumter C.I. Print 1 78 7
Furniture 1 113 7
Tomoka C.I. Heavy Vehicle Renovation 1 90 5
Union C.I. Dental Lab 1 30 2
Food Products* 1 90 7
Metal Furniture 1 90 8
Auto Tags 1 91 8
Brooms 1 5 0
Warehouse* 1** 4 1
PRIDE St. Petersburg Office   1** 8 89
TOTAL INDUSTRIES   37 2,428 197
TOTAL OPERATIONS**   7 82 113
TOTAL INDUSTRIES/OPERATIONS   44 2,510 310
* PRIDE facility is located outside prison perimeter.
** Operations produce goods and services for internal customers.