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Title: Business Planning Guide for Jail Industries
  Document URL: Text PDF 
Author(s): Tom Quirk ; Rod Miller
Corporate Author: Community Resource Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2002
Page Count: 56
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This federally funded guide provides assistance in writing a business plan for a jail industry program. It assists in clarifying the important aspects of the program allowing for the development of a plan for communicating the need for such a program and its potential benefits to inmates, jail programs, and the community.
Abstract: Jail industry is defined as “any activity that rewards inmates with pay, privileges, or other benefits to create a product or service having value for a public or private client.” This guide supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice is intended to aid those corrections professionals in the writing of a business plan for the implementation of jail industries. The guide is divided into seven chapters with the first chapter focusing on the many elements of a business plan including: executive summary, mission statement, competitive analysis, potential opposition, advisory board, business planning objectives, benefits to the county, target market selection, business strategy and marketing mix, products and services offered, location decisions, pricing strategy, promotion, organizational chart, budgets, break-even point, profit and loss statement, balance sheet, and cash flow chart. The following six chapters cover controlling the business plan, evaluating the business plan, obtaining startup funds, pilot study, expanding to full operations, production scheduling, and worksheets. Worksheets are provided in the appendix enabling you to respond to questions and develop a business plan consistent with the guidance presented.
Main Term(s): Correctional industries
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs ; Vocational training ; Ex-offender employment ; Correctional institutions (adult) ; Jails ; Social reintegration ; Inmate run industries ; Jail reform ; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-DD-BX-0045
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Type: Handbook
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: See NCJ-182506 for additional documentation, Developing a Jail Industry-Workbook.
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