Innovative Solutions = Productive Lives®
Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) is a vibrant business creating Innovative Solutions for customers while helping inmates gain the job skills to lead Productive Lives.
ACI – a unique, self-funded, 30-year-old business within the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry – provides “jobs” for thousands of inmates any given day.
Working in safe, positive work and learning environments, inmates gain skills that will help them secure employment upon their release — many in highly skilled trades. The compensation inmates earn can go toward savings for their release, family/child support and restitution funds. There are similar correctional industries in most states, many counties and at the federal level. Working with the National Association of Correctional Industries, we provide answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.
Each year millions of dollars in “profits” generated from sales of ACI products and services go directly to Arizona’s General Fund helping to keep state taxes low. Taxpayers also benefit from more than $8 million in inmate compensation deductions that support Court Ordered Restitution, Victim’s Compensation Fund and more.
Inmates who participate in ACI work programs are 30% less likely to return to their previous life of crime, saving taxpayers millions more in future court and incarceration costs.