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PEN Products workers positively impact the recidivism rate.
To employ offenders in meaningful jobs, to provide them with a work ethic,
job skills and career development. To operate in a self-sustaining manner.
PEN Products is a division of the Indiana Department of Correction. Indiana's prison industries manufacture goods and provide services using offender labor.
Offender's jobs are one key to safer, better maintained prisons because they reduce idleness - a major factor in violence and vandalism. A good day's work also provides positive focus and training for prisoners. Employment is a key to success-both in prison and after release. Job skills and work ethic developed in prison contribute to improved post-release results.
PEN Products sells office and lounge seating, park and patio furniture and equipment, a full line of cleaning products, laundry services, printing, offender clothing, and detention furniture. PEN Products provides Commissary services for all offenders in the Indiana Department of Correction.Offenders also work in a number of joint ventures with private industry.