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NCJ Number: 149784 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Use of Prison Inmates
Corporate Author: North Carolina Legislative Research Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 72
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Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After reviewing current inmate work programs and hearing comments from the Department of Correction and various other State agencies and private groups, the North Carolina Use of Prison Inmates Study Committee offers recommendations on inmate work and presents three bills for consideration.
Abstract: The Committee found that incentive pay for inmates employed by Correction Enterprises has not been increased in more than 15 years. The current statute allows a maximum rate of $1.00 per day. One legislative proposal provides that the maximum rate of pay for inmates employed by prison enterprises be increased to $3.00 per day and that those wages be paid on an hourly or production-quota basis as determined by prison enterprises. According to information provided by the Director of Correction Enterprises, a study of Chase Laundry at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro shows that a savings of $361,500 each year could be realized if the laundry were operated by inmates. The Committee recommends that the Government Performance Audit Committee evaluate the proposal, providing that current State employees of the laundry be placed in other positions. An additional related recommendation is that prison laundry services be available to county or municipally controlled hospitals that have temporary needs for outside laundry service due to the repair or replacement of their own equipment. The Committee further recommends that prison laundry services be available to hospitals or State or local governments in the instance of a declared disaster. The Committee's final recommendation is that the Department of Correction establish a pilot program for inmates that uses the Napoleon Hill Foundation's course, which is designed to develop positive mental attitudes. The recommendations are presented in the form of legislative proposals.
Main Term(s): Correctional industries
Index Term(s): Inmate compensation; Inmate vocational training; North Carolina; State laws
Note: Report to the 1993 General Assembly of North Carolina.
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