10 Everyday Things You Didn't Know Are Made in Prisons
Prisoners are making more than license plates these days. Prison industries have burgeoned and even call centers are sometimes outsourced to prisons. The United States has seen a recent increase in the number of private firm/correctional facility partnerships that use prison labor for manufacturing all sorts of goods and provides services from lingerie to call centers!
10 Everyday Things You didn't know are made in Prisons
1. Household and Office Furniture
3. Brooms and Brushes
4. Digital, Data and Call Center Services. Oregon, Arizona, California and Iowas and oversees
5. Processed Meats. Meat packing plants and prisoners? I saw the movie.
6. Prescription Eyeglasses. PRIDE a manufacturer in Florida uses the Broward Correctional Institution for Women has an excellent rehabilitation program.
7. Household Chemical Products: laundry detergent, bathroom cleansers, glass polish, etc. Chemicals and prisoners? a bit weird
8. Dentures/orthodontics. Another rehabilitation program.
9. Heavy Vehicle Refits/Renovation. This includes SWAT units, Crime Scene Collection Units, Bomb Squad Units, Breath Analysis Laboratory, Detention Vehicles, and more. Weird.
10. Kevlar Bulletproof Vests.
Read all the Companies who use Prison Production at the bottom of the article, HERE.