Happy Idaho Correctional Industries Day!

CI staff flank Governor during proclamation ceremony

The self-funded agency that helps inmates turn around their lives through work programs was founded July 1, 1974.

ICI staff gathered at the statehouse today to witness Gov. Brad Little signing a proclamation that declares July 1, 2019, Idaho Correctional Industries Day.

ICI staff presented the Governor with a license plate manufactured by inmates at Idaho State Correctional Institution.

Our Story…

In 1974, the Idaho Legislature passed the Correctional Industries Act creating Idaho Correctional Industries (ICI) as a financially self-sufficient organization. The act empowered the Idaho Board of Correction as the governing body over ICI.

Our objective is to decrease idleness by providing incarcerated inmates with job training and work experience. We accomplish this by training offenders in a realistic environment that teaches work ethics and skills that increase their chance for successful transition to a productive member of society. We also aim to reduce the tax burden of the correctional system. We are able to do this by promoting positive inmate behavior while incarcerated, reducing the recidivism rate, operating a self-funded program and offering outstanding value to our customers.

The ICI staff is comprised of business and manufacturing professionals experienced in product design, vocational training, manufacturing, marketing and sales. This expertise is the foundation of developing inmate training programs that manufacture products that can be sold to authorized markets.

The state legislation defines the markets that are eligible to purchase ICI products. Authorized markets include state and local government, non-profit, private sector wholesalers and retailers within the State of Idaho. With over 40 years under our belt, we are excited to see what new opportunities are available to us. The inmate population is ever changing and our goal is to provide as much training to the population as possible. We look forward to expanding the skills that offenders are able to attain.




Story published: 07/01/2019
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