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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

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PRIDE

Authorized by the Legislature

Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE) is a state-authorized, not-for-profit manufacturing and services corporation. Since 1981, when the Florida Legislature authorized the company to operate the state’s correctional industries, PRIDE has trained thousands of prison inmates and has provided them with marketable and accredited job skills. PRIDE teams with Labor Line (a staffing and employment firm) to assist with inmates’ post release job placement.

Inmate Workers Generate Revenue

In FY 1999-00 PRIDE trained 4,989 inmates who worked 4.5 million hours in 43 diverse industries located in 20 correctional institutions. Many of them were trained in modern high technology trades in the areas of print and digital information, garments and apparel, furniture manufacturing, vehicle renovation, metal fabrication, optical, and many more. Inmate workers produced thousands of products with sales totaling over $88.5 million, of which $4.3 million was provided back 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. PRIDE receives no state funds or appropriations to operate these industries.

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 job training and transition support is reflected in a lower recommitment rate. Of the 771 inmates released in FY 1997-98 who had worked for PRIDE for at least six months, 146, or 18.9%, were recommitted within a two-year period ending FY 1999-2000.

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

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
30
7
  Decals
1
39
2
  Poultry/Feedmill*
1
40
5
  Mattresses
1
37
2
Avon Park C.I. ID Products/General Use
1
9
1
  Tire Remanufacturing
1
54
6
  Sanitary Maintenance Supplies*
1
32
15
Baker C.I. Traffic Paint*
1
6
2
Broward C.I. Optical
1
50
4
Calhoun C.I. Printing
1
123
6
  Digital Information Services
1
100
6
Cross City C.I. ID Products
1
128
8
Florida C.I. Garment
1
90
6
Glades C.I. Food Products*
1
5
5
  Sugar Cane*
1
24
6
  Citrus*
1
10
0
Hendry C.I. Citrus*
1
55
3
  Beef Cattle*
1
7
1
Lawtey C.I. Garment
1
101
6
Liberty C.I. Digital Information Services
1
108
10
Madison C.I. Shoes
1
130
7
Marion C.I. Corrugated Boxes
1
34
3
  Garment
1
180
9
  Cutting Room*
1**
10
2
  Textile Division Support*
1**
7
10
  Ocala Distribution Center*
1**
18
3
New River C.I. West Garment
1
130
5
New River C.I. East Cattle*
1
12
2
  Forestry*
1
71
12
Okeechobee C.I. Fruit Sectioning
1
101
8
Polk C.I. Seating/Refurbishing
1
113
7
  Modular Office Furniture
1
42
5
  Furniture Division Support
1**
17
8
  Panel Plant
1**
31
0
Sumter C.I. Print
1
80
6
  Furniture
1
106
6
Tomoka C.I. Heavy Vehicle Renovation
1
105
6
Union C.I. Dental Lab
1
30
1
  Food Products*
1
85
6
  Metal Furniture
1
100
9
  Auto Tags
1
94
7
  Brooms
1
5
0
  Warehouse*
1**
5
1
TOTAL INDUSTRIES  
37
2,466
200
TOTAL OPERATIONS**  
6
88
24
TOTAL INDUSTRIES/OPERATIONS  
43
2,554
224

* Outside perimeter

** Operations produce goods and services for internal customers

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