I was a corporate purchasing manager for thirty years with the goal of providing the lowest total cost of supply for a global corporation. In this capacity, I worked with hundreds of companies and provided training on how they could improve their employee performance resulting in lower cost. I am now a corporate purchasing agent with a not for profit corporation providing training and support to inmate in the Florida Dept. Of Corrections. Our corporate success rate is down to only 11 percent of these inmates re-entering the prison system. This program has saved Florida millions of dollars and untold lives from a life of crime.
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Prison re-entry can be reduced to 11 percent as shown by the PRIDE program. This 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.
I'm passionate about
Helping to reduce crime by providing OJT and alternative life styles to former criminals. This is through providing experience in successful living and support in transitioning out of prison.
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How to prevent people from re-entering a life of crime and prison