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Document 029879
Correctional Industries: A Guide to Reentry-Focused Performance Excellence
National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) (Baltimore, MD); National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This guide "is specifically designed to empower each Correctional Industries organization, no matter the size or structure, to design and implement its program with an emphasis on maximizing system impact. The model supports implementing effective strategies through the context of work. The results are focused on increasing an individual’s success after release. The model provides a holistic approach to evaluating where you are and how to proceed with recommendations based on promising and evide... Read More

Document 028308
Enterprise 2014 Conference Workshop Presentations
National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) (Baltimore, MD).
If you are involved with inmate industries in your correctional facility, you will find some of these programs very useful. "NCIA’s 2014 National Training Conference offered informative and cutting-edge professional development for its attendees. PowerPoint Presentations for some of the workshops are provided below." These presentations are organized into four groups: leadership and management—coaching a championship correctional industries team; sales, marketing, and business development—changi... Read More
Document 024914
The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System
By Feldbaum, Mindy; Greene, Frank; Kirschenbaum, Sarah; Mukamal, Debbie; Welsh, Megan; Pinderhughes, Raquel. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). AED. National Institute for Work and Learning (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
What are viable strategies for cutting costs while protecting the public’s safety? Corrections can achieve some substantial cost savings in sustainability or greening strategies. This publication “provides correctional professionals with a framework to gain a general understanding of sustainability practices and principles and to identify examples of operations, programs, and management strategies for self-sustaining facilities” (p. ii). Sections of this publication include: introduction; greeni... Read More
76 pages
Document 025293
Correctional Industries: A Working Solution [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Correctional Industry programs contribute to the successful reentry of offenders by providing a structured environment for participants to learn the skills needed to obtain and retain post-release employment. Guided by evidence-based practices, Correctional Industries distinguishes itself by providing services that make an impact in reducing inmate recidivism. See how they make a significant difference in the lives of the offender population they serve and hear from national experts, correctiona... Read More
2 video DVDs (180 minutes)
Document 024019
Innovative Reentry Strategies: The Emerging Role of Correctional Industries [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held October 7, 2009]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This program focuses on presenting new reentry strategies and highlight specific programs around the country that reflect best practices. Imagine a reentry program that reduces recidivism, changes lives, and makes prisons and jails safer with little or no cost to taxpayers. Such a program has been around for decades. It is correctional industries, an effective model for preparing offenders for employment upon release. The elements of this strategy include skills certification, positive change, c... Read More
2 DVDs (157 min.) + 1 CD
Document 023255
Building Tomorrow's Workforce: An Effective Reentry Strategy [Satellite/Internet Broadcast held August 2008]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This program focuses on the history and benefits of correctional industries and ways to balance competing interests. Employment is a critical factor in successful reentry. Career assistance, life skills, and job training prior to release from jails or prisons increases the likelihood of success as individuals reenter the community. This, in conjunction with support from employers, social agencies, and faith-based community organizations, provides the foundation for individuals to remain in socie... Read More
2 DVDs (172 min) + 1 CD
Document 020364
Correctional Industries Programs for Adult Offenders in Prison: Estimates of Benefits and Costs
By Aos, Steve. Washington State Institute for Public Policy (Olympia, WA).
Results of a cost-benefit analysis of correctional industries programs are provided. Sections of this report are: research methods; research results; benefits and costs; and conclusion. "We find that correctional industries programs for adult offenders in prison can achieve a statistically significant reduction in recidivism rates, and that a reasonably priced program generates about $6.70 in benefits per dollar of cost (p. 2)."... Read More
2 p.
Document 010605
Establishment of a Jail Industry Recycling Program in York County
By Lichy, Harry J.; Voss, David R.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO). York County Sheriff's Dept. (Alfred, ME).
York County is interested in establishing a recycling program that would include use of inmates as a jail industry. This consultant's report includes recommendations regarding establishment of this industry program, and specific recommendations on plant set-up and operations, including manpower and equipment.... Read More
18 p.
Document 010553
Competency Profile of Director of Correctional Industries
National Institute of Corrections National Academy of Corrections (Longmont, CO).
The director of correctional industries develops and directs business-oriented work and training enterprises for offenders. Duties and tasks of the director of correctional industries are charted, using a DACUM format.... Read More
3 p.
Document 011245
Correctional Industries: Background, Planning and Development Guide for Inmates with Mental Retardation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sociometrics, Inc. (Hyattsville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. President's Committee on Mental Retardation (Washington, DC).
Written primarily for human services administrators and specialists, this guide presents a general process for developing or expanding correctional industry programs for inmates that are mentally handicapped. Major sections of the guide include: legal and legislative issues, which cover pertinent legal and statutory regulations governing correctional industries; model services that describe the major components of model services programs geared for the mentally handicapped inmate; operative pro... Read More
144 p.
Document 006489
Handbook For Inmate Worker Training
By Merren, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Arizona Dept. of Corrections (Phoenix, AZ); Arizona Dept. of Corrections, Offender Services Educational Programs (Phoenix, AZ).
Title of project: Pre-Employment Training for ARCOR: Arizona Department of Corrections. The Arizona DOC developed a program model to train inmates for employment in prison industries emphasizing job skills training and interpersonal skills development.... Read More
Document 004194
Study of Prison Industry: History, Components, and Goals
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American Correctional Association (College Park, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
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Document 004031
Marketing Study for Maryland State Use Industries
By Grieser, Robert C.; Crawford, Thomas M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Institute for Economic and Policy Studies (Alexandria, VA); Maryland State Use Industries (Baltimore, MD).
This study was performed at the request of Maryland State Use Industries (SUI) to assist in expanding its industries program. Methodology included a marketing survey of SUI customers to determine potential product interests, and a peer survey of other states' industry programs to gather production and cost information. Topics discussed include: shop operations; marketing and sales issues; new products for existing shops; new industries; and recommended locations for and job training potential o... Read More
69 p.
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