About CI

  • About Us

  • DOC Leadership

  • Classes of Operation

  • Enabling Legislation

  • Where
    We Are

  • Sustainability

Our Core Values

About Us

Correctional Industries (CI) is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. 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.

You can become part of this positive process by purchasing from Correctional Industries and provide inmates with a chance to change their lives forever. Contact customer service or find your Account Executive to get started.

Mission Statement

Correctional Industries is committed to maintain and expand work training programs which develop marketable job skills, instill and promote positive work ethics, and reduce the tax burden of corrections.

Vision Statement

Transform lives and increase successful reentry through training and mentoring.


Return on Investment

Correctional Industries in prison ranks 7th out of 45 reentry programs for benefit to cost ratio, but ranks #2 behind post-secondary education for programs not specifically targeting drug treatment/sentences or intensive management. (see report)

  • Our Core Values

    About Us

    Correctional Industries (CI) is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations. 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.

    You can become part of this positive process by purchasing from Correctional Industries and provide inmates with a chance to change their lives forever. Contact customer service or find your Account Executive to get started.

    Mission Statement

    Correctional Industries is committed to maintain and expand work training programs which develop marketable job skills, instill and promote positive work ethics, and reduce the tax burden of corrections.

    Vision Statement

    Transform lives and increase successful reentry through training and mentoring.


    Return on Investment

    Correctional Industries in prison ranks 7th out of 45 reentry programs for benefit to cost ratio, but ranks #2 behind post-secondary education for programs not specifically targeting drug treatment/sentences or intensive management. (see report)

  • Our Core Values

    DOC Leadership

    Stephen Sinclair

    STEPHEN SINCLAIR
    DOC Secretary

    The Secretary of DOC is a Cabinet–level position appointed by the Governor to administer state adult correction facilities, CI and community supervision programs. Mr. Sinclair began his DOC career 28 years ago as a correctional officer and progressively gained greater responsibilities as investigator, sergeant, associate superintendent, superintendent, and deputy director.

    Danielle Armbruster

    DANIELLE ARMBRUSTER
    Assistant Secretary
    Correctional Industries

    The Assistant Secretary oversees CI work programs ensuring compliance with statutory mandates, and maintains legislative, executive and advisory board relations. Ms. Armbruster has held many positions during her nearly 20 year career with CI, serving most recently as the Assistant Director of the Administrative Services Division.

  • Our Core Values

    Classes of Operation

    Correctional Industries is a division of the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC), and operates businesses within Prisons throughout Washington. The CI program is divided into the following classes of operation:

    • Class I - Private Sector Partnership: Class I industries allow private sector companies to operate within state correctional facilities. The company provides management, on-site supervision, on-the-job training, and all machinery and equipment. Private industry staff interview and hire inmates at wages comparable to those in the community. The Department of Corrections provides industrial space, vocational training, a CI representative to coordinate the program, and custody supervision according to the needs of the institution and the employer. Learn more on becoming a Class I Partner.
    • Class II - Tax Reduction Industries: Class II industries are businesses owned and operated by the state, producing goods and services for tax-supported and non-profit organizations. The programs provide job training and work experience for inmates. Class II manufacturing and service operations generate funds from the sale of their goods and services to support their activities.
    • Class III - Institutional Support Industries: Class III operations are directed by the Prisons Division personnel at each institution. Inmates who work in Institutional Support Industries may be assigned jobs in food service, grounds keeping, laundry, maintenance, or as office clerks.
    • Class IV - Community Work Industries: Community Work Industries are supervised by DOC's personnel. The Class IV program is designed to provide services to institutions' host communities at a reduced cost. Public and non-profit agencies may hire Class IV workers. The CI Board of Directors sets policy for these Class IV inmate work crews.
    • Class V - Community Restitution Programs: The Community Restitution Program arose from the Sentencing Reform Act of 1981 to allow for alternatives to confinement for nonviolent inmates. The purpose of this class of industries is to enable an inmate, placed on community supervision, to work off all or part of a community restitution order as ordered by the sentencing court.
  • Our Core Values

    Enabling Legislation

    Correctional Industries offers eligible customers quick and easy access to quality products and services through various authorities provided under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

  • Where We Are

    Correctional Industries Headquarters

    Facilities

    Facility Map Clallam Bay Corrections Center Clallam Bay Corrections Center Olympic Corrections Center Olympic Corrections Center Stafford Creek Corrections Center Stafford Creek Corrections Center Washington Corrections Center Washington Corrections Center Cedar Creek Corrections Center Cedar Creek Corrections Center Larch Corrections Center Larch Corrections Center Washington State Penitentiary Washington State Penitentiary Coyote Ridge Corrections Center Coyote Ridge Corrections Center Airway Heights Corrections Center Airway Heights Corrections Center Monroe Correctional Complex Monroe Correctional Complex Washington Corrections Center for Women Washington Corrections Center for Women CI Headquarters CI Headquarters

    Correctional Industries' Class II operations are located in correctional facilities throughout Washington state and managed out of CI Headquarters in Olympia. It is through this network of business sites specializing in many aspects of manufacturing, transportation, sales and administration that we are able to offer our customers such comprehensive products, sales, service and support. Whether the work is inside a prison or in an administrative office, Correctional Industries' staff experience personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which inmates learn to make better choices that contribute to a safer society.

  • Going Green

    Sustainability

    Correctional Industries' efforts to "go green" have helped transform Washington´s state prison system into a powerhouse of social benefits — dispelling the prison systems' traditional rap as a necessary evil that only consumes resources.

    Sustainability

    Correctional Industries' commitment to building sustainability in all its business operations includes environmentally friendly and recycled materials for manufacturing, creating products that can be completely recycled, offering recycling services and developing zero-waste processes. But it also includes trimming down our procedures and processes to avoid needless delays, repetitive efforts, waste and unnecessary manpower. In this way we deliver superior products to customers faster while reducing costs and freeing up capacity for new product lines. Additional product lines increase job and training opportunities so more inmates are prepared to return to society as productive individuals.


    Green Materials

    Environment-related projects at CI also contribute to sustainable efforts at other state agencies and institutions. Customers get green credits for using low-emission furniture and janitorial products and for purchasing furniture and supplies that are recyclable or constructed from recycled products. This enables customers to work toward their sustainability goals without additional expense, and contributes toward a more environmentally friendly Washington State.

    Wood

    Our purchased plywood meets all NAUF and Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde standards. Our particleboard is made with 100% recycled wood.

    Aluminum

    The extruded aluminum frame components in our panel systems have a recycled content of 25% with 10% being post-consumer recycled content.

    Steel

    Cold-rolled steel used in our worksurface mounting brackets have a recycled content of 50%.

    Metal
    Finishes

    Metal pieces use a solvent-free powder-coat paint that does not emit VOCs. Overspray is also collected to create recycled paint for use in select products.

    Foam

    Foam used in our seating products do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, a type of ozone depleting substance.

    Adhesives

    Adhesives applied to our furniture are nontoxic, water-based, and do not emit volatile organic chemicals (VOCs).

    Fabrics

    Products such as privacy screens, system panels, chairs, etc., are all available in 100% recycled polyester.

    License
    Plates

    The license plates we manufacture are almost 100% recycled materials melted down from obsolete equipment and aluminum items.

    A Brighter Future

    Sustainable business practices converge naturally with Correctional Industries´ mission to rehabilitate inmates through job training and reduce Corrections´ reliance on tax dollars. Training in sustainable technology and lean manufacturing systems prepares inmates for work in a world increasingly focused on these important issues. In the process they also learn environmental ethics and business strategies.