MPIC provides a volunteer work program for sentenced, adult offenders residing within Mississippi correctional facilities. This work program gives inmate workers opportunities to obtain valuable skills and realistic work experiences.
MPIC does this by:
MPIC is a nonprofit corporation and receives no direct appropriations from the state. MPIC solely operates on the monies generated by the sale of the products it creates, and monies are then reinvested into the corporation (upgrading machinery, tools, equipment, buildings, creating classrooms, supplying teaching materials, etc.). MPIC is able to offer on the job training and work experiences to inmate workers because of its independence in generating its own cashflow. The nonprofit is governed by a 13-member board appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
MPIC is a voluntary program where inmates learn trades that gives them marketable skills upon their release. The ultimate goal of MPIC is to have a credible impact on reducing the recidivism rate of the voluntary work program participants. The State of Mississippi, local communities and the families involved all benefit from MPIC’s success.
While in prison, inmate workers learn from their experiences. They are taught quality production processes, industry techniques unique their work training, tracking paperwork and customer service skills. Additionally, by developing communication skills, the workers learn how to respond to supervision and how to interact within the work environment.
MPIC has multiple sites within various correctional facilities throughout the State, and is expanding rapidly to meet demands in the marketplace. Products are offered through the sales division, PRISM in the categories listed below:
For a full list of the products offered click the VIEW PRODUCTS link below.
MPIC has operated a transitional placement center program for more than ten years. Even though it is not specifically its mission, MPIC has designed a program to assist offenders who do not have a Mississippi address to go to upon release. Offenders housed at the transition center can live there for a maximum of one year, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. The program counselors work with the residents to assist them in completing five mandatory goals. These goals are:
This community based program assists the Mississippi Department of Corrections to ease the overcrowding of offenders in the prison system and saves the Mississippi taxpayers money.
MPIC Transitional Placement Training Center is expected to provide an established re-entry service to 100 Earned Release Supervision (ERS) offenders per year that would otherwise still been incarcerated.