As a business, Correctional Industries is committed to maintain and expand inmate work training programs which develop marketable job skills, instill and promote positive work ethics, and reduce the tax burden of corrections.
Correctional Industries is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Thousands of inmates gain work experience and training as they produce high quality, competitively priced products, which translates into enormous benefits for taxpayers, the inmates who work and learn in CI, and for you, our customers.
Correctional Industries has two objectives to enhance the work training programs we currently run statewide. The first is to ensure every qualified CI inmate who wants assistance is "work ready" and employable upon release. The second objective is to link with community partners on job readiness, job placement, and Vocational Education to provide a pathway of continuous employment from prison into the community.
With 97% of all incarcerated inmates returning to local communities, Correctional Industries plays an important role in their transition. With the seed money from their savings, job skills and experience gained from CI, the inmates have a greater chance of finding a job — enabling them to work toward a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.