"When the Prisoners Work, So Does the System"
FPI BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Intent: Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) is seeking proposals for new products and/or services that would be sold to Federal agencies and produced by FPI in alliance with the successful offerors. FPI is interested in entering into agreements with private sector firms to produce any of a variety of commodities and services, using federal facilities and federal inmate labor, incorporating terms similar to, though not necessarily identical to, those described below. FPI will consider all reasonable proposals for new products or services that support FPI's mission. The descriptive arrangements that follow are meant to be illustrative and in no way constitute a written or implied agreement. The exact agreement that constitutes each joint venture will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI), which operates under the trade name UNICOR, is a wholly-owned Government Corporation within the Department of Justice, under the Federal Prison system. The Corporation was created by Congress in 1934, and provides employment, education, and training opportunities to inmates under federal custody. FPI operates more than 100 factories at approximately 70 locations. FPI's product lines are extensive, producing products and services in over 80 different Federal Supply Classes for sale to Federal agencies. Its business groups include Electronics, Office Furniture, Clothing & Textiles, Industrial Products, Fleet & Vehicular, Services, and Recycling. FPI is also a service provider, to include call centers, recycling center and distribution centers to the private sector in cases where the services would otherwise be performed outside of the U.S. FPI's mission is to employ and provide training to the greatest practicable number of inmates in federal correctional facilities. FPI employs a large number of inmates to ensure the safe and secure operation of such institutions.
Since its inception in 1996, the IPPB/ITB has assisted in the conduct of approximately 500 job fairs in 107 federal prisons. More than 17,500 men and women inmates and over 7100 company recruiters and representatives from education and other community service agencies have participated*. In addition, IPPB/ITB staff, on request, have assisted state prisons, regional jails and federal probation services to hold both real and mock job fairs.
Originally posted by snowen20
Your an inmate in an prison inmate program, and your warden, or who and whatever is in charge asks you and 20 other inmates to grab some shovels and a back hoe and dig a pit 12' X 30' X 6' ,,,,,,,,,,,,,What do you do,,,what DO you do?