- Richard Kanehl
- Lady Lake, FL
- United States
Purchasing Agent, PRIDE Enterprises
Set up a rehabilitation program like PRIDE in Florida which reduces prison reentry down to 11%.
The Pride program is a not-for-profit private corporation providing core business skills and on the job training related to how real-world private industry operates. The inmates make hundreds of clothing items, furniture, dentures, eyeglasses, and are paid up to $.50 per hour. Some inmates learn office and computer skills. Pride works with Florida employers to find long-term employment when inmates are released from prison and also with the reentry of inmates into civilian life.
This program is saving tens of millions of dollars for the people of the state of Florida by eliminating human suffering as well as the cost of incarceration. In addition it has been a proven success since 1982.
As a former corporate purchasing manager and now a corporate purchasing agent for pride, I can unequivocally attest to the success of the program.