- Provides a stable and reliable work force when non-inmate workers are unavailable
- Teaches marketable work skills to offenders preparing to re-enter society
- Participation in Correctional Industries’ programs has been shown to reduce the rate of recidivism
The PIE (Prison Industry Enhancement) program was created by Congress in 1979 to encourage joint ventures between Correctional Industries and private sector companies for the purpose of placing inmates in a realistic working environment and enabling them to acquire marketable skills to increase their potential for successful rehabilitation.
The Agriculture Work Program was created with recent legislation that authorizes Correctional Industries to enter into contracts with private agricultural employers in the state of Idaho for the use of inmate labor. Inmate laborers are able to perform work related to the harvesting and processing of perishable food items.