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Presentation to the Senate Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations January 24, 2008.

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1 Presentation to the Senate Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations January 24, 2008

2 PRIDE Workstations (as of June 30 each year) Inmate Pop. Inmates Available For Work PRIDE workstations Percent PRIDE To Inmate Pop. Percent PRIDE to Available Inmates ,31661, %3.3% ,97464, %3.2% ,90167, %2.9% ,57670, %2.8% ,84472, %2.9%

3 Prison Population Growth

4 The Need for Change Increase the percentage of inmates working by expanding opportunities of prison industry through private sector competition. Vision: Employ at least 10% of inmates in paid inmate labor programs no later than 2012.

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6 PRIDE SALES

7 NOTE: In 1976, the Legislature appropriated $11 million to expand the prison industries program to 2,000 workstations (when Florida had 20,000 inmates).

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9 Correctional Industries: Focusing on the Fundamentals Anti-Recidivism – Reinforce relevant education, training, and post-release job placement. Security – Reduce of idleness of inmates. Saving Taxpayers – Reduce costs of state government by reducing future recommitments. Public Safety – Reduce future victimization of Floridians through proven rehabilitative methods.

10 Proposal Board of Directors PRIDEConstruction AgricultureManufacturing Department of Corrections Recruiters: Enterprise Florida, OTTED, Faith- Based…

11 Presentation to the Senate Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations January 24, 2008


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