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.