The mission of Prison Enterprises is:
- To utilize the resources of the department in the production of food,
fiber, and other necessary items used by inmates in order to lower the cost
- To provide products and services to state agencies and agencies of
parishes, municipalities, and other political subdivisions.
- To provide work opportunities for inmates during incarceration and
upon re-entry into society.
Prison Enterprises operates a diversified group of industry and agriculture
operations located at nine different correctional facilities throughout
Louisiana. These operations provide work opportunities to 1700-1800
inmates in almost 900 different industry and agriculture positions.
Today, there are nearly 20,000 inmates incarcerated in state
correctional facilities. Prison Enterprises plays an important role in
Department of Corrections operations by providing work opportunities for
inmates, utilizing the resources of the department to produce food and
other necessary items used by the inmates in order to lower the cost of
incarceration, and providing products and services to other state agencies
and local governments.
Prison Enterprises employs about 90 full-time employees in our operations