This job is a golden opportunity. I haven’t just learned real-world job skills; I have the chance to apply them every day.
– Chris, Turney Center Industrial Complex Employee.
Inmates employed by our program also acquire vital work skills and experience, taking pride in their craftsmanship and the products they create. After their release, inmates who have worked in our program have critical work skills and experience, and are better equipped to transition back into family life, society and work. Nationally, most inmates leaving prison have a 50% chance of returning. For individuals employed in a program like ours, that recidivism rate drops to 7%.
We never hesitate to discuss the fact that our plant is in a correctional facility. In fact, it is the part of our business of which I am the most proud. From an enterprise perspective, our program doesn’t just create increasingly skilled workers. The quality, performance and beauty of our products reflect the genuine pride and attention to detail invested in every board.
– Allie Finkell