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Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) was created by the Arizona Legislature in 1969, operating under the acronym “ARCOR” (Arizona Correctional) until 1987, and received appropriated funds to support its operations. Today, ACI is a vibrant self-funded business within the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR).

ACI creates innovative solutions and products for customers while helping thousands of inmates gain valuable job skills to lead productive lives.



Safer communities through effective corrections.

Support ADCRR's Vision, serve as a resource for the public sector and private businesses throughout the state, and operate successful business enterprises that help the 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.


To increase the number of valuable work opportunities for inmates through diverse business operations and workforce development that facilitate a productive life and smooth transition back into the community.


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.