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The Effect of the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program on Labor Market Outcomes of Prison Releasees
The impact of the Prison Industry Enhancement Certificate Program (PIE) on the duration of unemployment, its length, and earnings of program participants is determined. This paper is divided into seven sections: introduction; literature review; the Prison Industry Enhancement Certificate Program (PIE); theoretical background; methodology; findings regarding sample demography, how PIE participation affects employment outcomes, and how PIE participation affects wages; and conclusion. “The results indicate that the PIE program may significantly decrease unemployment duration and increase the length of employment duration for both men and women. In addition, the PIE program may significantly increase employment and earnings of the former male inmate” (p. i).