Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE) is a state-authorized, private, not-for-profit, inmate training company operating general manufacturing and services facilities in correctional institutions throughout the State of Florida, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 1981. Union Correctional Institution, (91 inmates) formerly referred to as "Florida State Prison", "Raiford Prison" and "State Prison Farm" is located in unincorporated Union County, Florida, near Raiford, between Gainesville and Jacksonville. It is located across from Florida State Prison, where death row inmates await their fate.
Julie Jones, the former Executive Director of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is the Secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections.
Union CI is responsible for the state’s motor vehicle tag manufacturing. Inmate workers are trained as embossing press operators, die cutters, coating machine operators, machine mechanics, production and quality control processes, forklift operation, inventory control, and office administrative processes.
For more information, please contact:
PRIDE Enterprises, 9400 - 4th Street, North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
(727) 576-3300 , FAX: (727) 570-3366
Or visit PRIDE's web site at www.pride-enterprises.org