About Us

Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) is part of the Arizona Department of Corrections’ (ADC) Division of Inmate Programs and Reentry. Created in April 2016, this new division is the most significant reorganization to the agency’s management structure in over five years. The move followed months of research, collaboration and discussions.

“This new structure reflects an increased emphasis on preparing state inmates for successful return to our communities,” said ADC Director Charles Ryan. “It improves our coordination of services to ensure we make the best use of taxpayer resources.”


Arizona Department of Corrections
Safer communities through effective corrections.
Arizona Correctional Industries
Support ADC Vision, serve as a resource for the public sector and private businesses throughout the state and operate successful business enterprises that help inmates acquire occupational skills and experience.


To serve and protect the people of Arizona by securely incarcerating convicted felons, by providing structured programming designed to support inmate accountability and successful community reintegration, and by providing effective supervision for those offenders conditionally released from prison.
Support ADC mission and create opportunities for offenders to develop marketable skills and good work habits through enterprises that produce quality products and services for our customers while achieving our revenue, profit, and inmate work increase objectives.

Core Values

Professionalism: Modeling the idea
Responsibility: Owning your actions
Integrity: Doing the right thing
Courage: Taking action despite fear
Efficiency: Making every action count

PRICE: reflects values that are of worth and significance to our agency and the state of Arizona

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4 Responses to About Us
  1. I live in Connecticut. Do you ship products?

    • Thanks for your interest in our products, Carol
      Yes, we do ship and the shipping costs are calculated based on the total order at the time of purchase.
      However, ACI is prohibited (by law) from selling items made by our inmates to private companies or individuals outside of Arizona.
      We can sell these products to government entities (such as federal or state agencies, municipalities, public schools and universities) and non-profit organizations anywhere in the country. So if you want to buy one of our products as an agent for a public or non-profit entity, please go ahead and place your order and one of our customer service representatives will contact you soon to arrange a delivery schedule and payment with you.

  2. What do the proceeds go to?

    • We are not sure what proceeds you are asking about, James
      If you are asking about what ACI does with its net income each year, that money is used to create new programs where inmates can learn marketable jobs skills. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to expand the breadth of training we can provide inmates. Nearly a quarter of ACI’s net income goes to fund educational programming and other services provided by the Department of Corrections to inmates. The State government will, from time to time, take money from ACI’s reserve account to fund other projects throughout the state or to replenish the general fund.
      If you are asking what inmates do with the wages they earn working in ACI shops or for our labor contract partners, some of that money goes toward paying court-ordered restitution and some may go towards room and board. Many inmates use their earnings to pay child support or other efforts to support their families on the outside.
      In summary, the incomes that ACI generates for itself and the inmates in its programs all gets pumped back into the Arizona economy.


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