|North Carolina Department of Public Safety|
Beverly Eaves Perdue
Alvin W. Keller Jr.
North Carolina Department of Correction
|For Release:||Contact: Keith Acree|
|Date: Jan. 3, 2011||Phone: 919 -716-3700|
New year brings new inmate work and training opportunities
RALEIGH – Correction Enterprises, the prison industry division of the North Carolina Department of Correction, is adding four new industries in the coming year to increase the work and training opportunities it provides to rehabilitate inmates. These new ventures add to the 16 industries where Correction Enterprises is already training inmates and providing quality goods and services at a reduced cost to government agencies and other tax-supported entities.
Framing and matting
– A framing shop is now operating within the Quick Copy plant at
North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in
– A plant to produce Braille textbooks is taking shape at Scotland
Correctional Institution in Laurinburg. The plant will employ
24 medium-custody male inmates to reproduce textbooks in Braille for
the Department of Public Instruction, the Governor Morehead School
for the Blind and state universities. Startup funding
for Braille training is provided by a two-year grant from the
Governor’s Crime Commission.
– Through the Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) program, Correction
Enterprises has partnered with Dental Quest, a maker of dentures and
dental prosthetics, to employ up to 25 inmates at Pamlico
Correctional Institution in Bayboro. In partnership with
Environmentally friendly cleaning products – Another PIE partnership with S-2 Clean, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products, will employ 10 inmates at the Janitorial Products Plant in Manson. This plant is staffed by inmates from neighboring Warren Correctional Institution.
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