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Title: Federal Prison Industries, Inc.-UNICOR: Hearing Before the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, March 11, 1993
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 133
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration convened a hearing in March 1993 to receive testimony on UNICOR (Federal Prison Industries), created in 1934 as a self-supporting government corporation to provide dependable work for inmates.
Abstract: The Federal prison system includes about 74,000 inmates and over 8,000 contract facilities. Inmates have been employed in the construction and landscape preparation of new correctional facilities and have also worked in prisons in janitorial and laundry jobs. Restrictions on inmate construction labor and the limited number of prison jobs, however, have necessitated the establishment of additional jobs. As a critical component of overall prison management, UNICOR is designed to provide those additional jobs. Witnesses at the hearing on UNICOR included both government and private organizations and individuals. They addressed the impact of UNICOR on private business and labor, the cost-effectiveness of UNICOR, the effect of work opportunities on inmate adjustment and rehabilitation, the link between UNICOR experience and postrelease outcome, and UNICOR operations and product lines. Appendixes contain additional statements and letters presented at the hearing. 6 tables and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional industries; Criminology; Federal Prison Industries Inc; Federal prisoners; Inmate compensation; Inmate Programs
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