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Eligibility
A total of 50 jurisdictions may be certified under this program. Each certified program must be determined by the Director of BJA to meet statutory and guideline requirements. Currently, 41 certificates have been awarded.

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Technical Assistance Provider
The technical assistance provider under PIECP, the National Correctional Industries Association, works with the public and private sectors to provide the latest information and strategies on prison industries and to enhance certificate holders' prison industry programs.

Julius Dupree
Policy Advisor
202-514-1928
E-mail: Julius.Dupree@usdoj.gov

Developing a Jail Industry: A Workbook, (NCJ 182506), Bureau of Justice Assistance, George Sexton, Rod Miller, Vic Jacobsen, August 2002. Offers a starting point for county officials, jail staff, and advisory committees interested in creating and/or improving a jail industry. This BJA Monograph emphasizes the value of the development process in creating and/or improving a jail industry by identifying six principles of success: building a strong foundation, learning from others, analyzing potential opposition, gaining support through participation, taking time to plan, and using all available resources. It also contains a workbook of specific ideas and guidance on a 15-component development process and lists potential benefits, obstacles, and opportunities of a jail industry.
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Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program, (NCJ 203483), Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2004. Describes a program that exempts certified state and local departments of corrections from normal restrictions on the sale of inmate-made goods in interstate commerce. A total of 50 jurisdictions may be certified under this program by demonstrating that they meet statutory and guideline requirements.
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Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Technical Assistance Program FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 07/07/2011, 11:59 PM
This program provides technical assistance to Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program certificate holders and their cost accounting centers to enhance prison industry programs.
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