A good day's work can help instill a sense of pride and purpose in our lives.
Inmates at CCA facilities who participate in structured work programs or volunteer job assignments derive a similar sense of meaning from a job well done.
At some CCA locations, inmates are put to work in modern programs that are aligned with the needs of today's marketplace. Upon earning approval and meeting the qualifications to participate in such work opportunities, inmates can earn money, learn job skills and strengthen their work ethic. Examples of such work assignments may include building or manufacturing goods, or serving in a routine role at the facility (such as a custodial assistant or food service attendant).
Participation in these programs enhances their opportunity to land an honest job after their release. Depending on the facility, the programs are either operated independently or as part of the Federal Prison Industry Enhancement Program.