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NCJ Number: 118286 Find in a Library
Title: State Use Industries Program Initiatives
Corporate Author: Maryland Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Division of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Baltimore, MD 21215
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These three reports describe the Maryland prison industries' organization's plans to convert a paint plant and warehouse into a furniture assembly plant, the conversion of a reupholstery plant into a data entry service and telemarketing operation, and plans for the expansion of a meat processing plant.
Abstract: These efforts are the result of recommendations by the advisory committee established under the State law covering prison industries. This law requires these enterprises to provide structured employment and training activities for inmates, to be financially self-supporting, and to operate as much as possible like a private corporate entity. The advisory committee recommended the conversion of the paint plant because large orders required the current wood shop to become mainly a milling operation. The reupholstery operation was not profitable and did not provide modern training for the inmates. Finally, expansion of the meat processing operation by building a new plant would permit more inmates to work as well as to learn more modern skills.
Main Term(s): Correctional industries
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Maryland
Note: Division of Correction Status Report
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