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Shared Mission to Improve Reentry Results
Offenders in work programs are gaining a valuable, positive sense of themselves This article originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of NCIA News. For more information on NCIA News, please go to National Correctional Industry Association. A few years ago some Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) staff members noticed that the rank and file security […]
Tom Brown Earns 2017 Employee of the Fourth Quarter
Coordinated all aspects of ACI participation and NCIA conference support I am very pleased to announce that Tom Brown, Program Project Specialist II in our Phoenix customer service department has been named the ACI, FY 2017 Employee of the Fourth Quarter. In April, ACI hosted the National Correctional Industries Association annual national conference and Tom […]
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Answers to Your Correctional Industries (CI) Questions The National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) is an international nonprofit professional association whose members represent federal, state, county and international Correctional Industry agencies, as well as suppliers and partners in apprenticeship and work programs. Correctional Industries practitioners at all levels use NCIA’s wide array of professional development opportunities […]
Thinking Like a Private Business Prepares Inmates for After-Release Jobs
ACI Recognizes that its Jobs-skills Training Must be Relevant This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of NCIA News. For more information on NCIA News, please go to National Correctional Industry Association. When hiring, Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) shifted its focus from candidates with experience in law enforcement and corrections toward people with […]
Member of the National Association of Correctional Industries
As an active member of the NACI, ACI participates on their board and many of their committees to share knowledge of successful operations, improve the industry’s image throughout the country and to help each other in our shared mission to prepare inmates for their lives as productive citizens upon their release. Many ACI staff members […]
Portable, Measurable Technical Skills Create Pathways to Success
Inmates Earn Certifications Attesting to their Mastery of Technical Skills This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of NCIA News. For more information on NCIA News, please go to National Correctional Industry Association. Throughout its 23 shops and 27 labor contract partnerships, Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI) has taken to heart its mission to […]
Marking a Twenty-Year Partnership with Televerde
ACI Employee Awards Recognition Event, October 8, 2015 PebbleCreek, Tuscan Falls Country Club, Goodyear, AZ 85395 Director Ryan’s Presentation to Televerde’s James Hooker James Hooker began working with us in 1995 as he was launching his new company from a converted motel. Our partnership started that same year with five inmates in a small trailer […]
Innovation: A Three-Dimensional Approach
ACI Balances Labor and Labor-Saving Technologies This article originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of NCIA News. For more information on NCIA News, please go to National Correctional Industry Association. In most industries, state-of-the-art manufacturing means increased automation and decreased work force. But for CIs, whose mission is to work more inmates, we need […]
Keeping Shops Supplied with Materials is a Fulfilling Challenge
Purchasing Manager Vicki Fitzpatrick, Performs Critical Role at ACI This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of NCIA News. For more information on NCIA News, please go to National Correctional Industry Association. “It’s a fun job,” says Vicki Fitzpatrick, CPPB, Purchasing Manager at Arizona Correctional Industries (ACI), “ there’s something new every day; […]
Seizing Opportunities to Take Charge of Her Life
Televerde Helps Bring Business Skills to Inmates This article originally appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of NCIA News. For more information on NCIA News, please go to National Correctional Industry Association. “I was relieved,” Rebecca Morgan explained as she recalled her state of mind when she was arrested. For the previous three months, she […]