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  • 09/28/2017 2:36 PM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)
    California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered opening remarks at the San Diego Employer Forum, an event hosted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Prison Industry Authority that facilitates dialogue on the benefits of hiring trained former offenders.The forum taught over 400 employers how and why to hire former offenders.

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  • 09/26/2017 9:46 AM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)
    A local ABC news affiliate recently toured Delaware Correctional Industries' shops at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, DE. Click here to watch the video and learn more. 
  • 09/14/2017 2:53 PM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)
    Wisconsin's The Cap Times recently explored the growth of Wisconsin's Correctional Industries and post-release assistance programs. The article covers what ex-offenders gain from job training and assistance programs, the difficulties they face, and the community members who offer support and criticism for Correctional Industries programs. Click here to read more. 
  • 09/12/2017 11:45 AM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)

    When Indiana resident Lloyd Beets was incarcerated for dealing drugs, he used it as an opportunity to turn his life around. After working in a PEN program and earning a bachelor's degree, he left prison and tenaciously sought the training and work experience he needed to provide for his family and stay out of prison. Click here to read more. 

  • 08/10/2017 9:02 AM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)

    "Just because you're down doesn't mean you can't get your life together" -- that's the philosophy of Ikxander Figueroa, member of an offender heavy-equipment work crew in Colorado. The offenders complete contracts with Colorado's Forest Service, plugging mine shafts, demolishing hazardous cabins, and other construction jobs in the area. Click here to learn more. 

  • 07/25/2017 10:04 AM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)

    When the Haystack Mountain cheese company's suppliers went out of business, Colorado Correctional Industries proposed building a goat dairy at the Cañon City prison. NPR recently explored the relationship between the two organizations and interviewed offenders who participated in the program. Click here to read more! 

  • 07/24/2017 9:52 AM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)
    Scotland Correctional Institution is one of 35 prisons in the country with a braille transcribing program and runs the only braille program in North Carolina. After six  years of program development, 23 offenders work in the plant and transcribed over 1,000 books in 2016. Click here to learn more! 


  • 07/21/2017 9:14 AM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)

    California's Prison Industry Board approved the expansion of the California Prison Industry Authority's e-waste collection and computer refurbishment program. A collaboration between several California departments, the initiative allows state agencies to reduce e-waste storage and increase recycling. Computers refurbished by offenders go to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, county jails, underserved school districts and nonprofit organizations. 

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  • 05/25/2017 9:48 AM | JARED BOZE (Administrator)

    The Washington Post recently featured New Hampshire Correctional Industries' Braille program, which transcribes books for blind students around the country. Click here to read more! 

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