NCIA 2018 FACILITY & VIRTUAL TOURS
FPI Atlanta Factory
Hosted by Federal Prison Industries/UNICOR
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The Federal Prison Industry Factory at United States Penitentiary Atlanta, GA consists of a clothing and textile manufacturing facility that provides work and job training opportunities to 160 male offenders. The factory predominantly produces approximately 8,000 mattresses and custom draperies for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and government military bases around the world. Other items in production include bedspreads, tarps, drop cloths for GSA, diplomatic bags for the Department of State, battle dress uniform trousers for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and bed-in-a-bag for the Air Force. This factory also has several commercial repatriation items in development.
GCI Virtual Tour – Held at Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
Hosted by Georgia Correctional Industries
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Session 1: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 2 (Repeat of Session 1): 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Georgia Correctional Industries (GCI) for one of two interactive sessions focusing on the unique aspects of GCI, including knitting, hosiery, embroidery and uniform production at our garment plants, as well as the development and production of specialty decals at our sign plant. Our four garment plants, located throughout the state, produce a wide variety of items such as cloth, offender release packages, towels, washcloths and bed linens. Our sign plant, located at Smith State Prison in Glennville, Georgia, produces signs and decals, including specialty decals. Our most recent achievement for this location was securing through a bid process the specialty decals for a neighboring state.
Our newest endeavor is the Offender Package Program housed at the Lee Arrendale State Prison. This operation, which began in January 2017 with a private sector partner, has proven to be successful in many ways. The program allows family and friends of offenders the opportunity to provide their loved one with food and property packages throughout the year. More importantly, the fulfillment labor is provided by the female offenders at Lee Arrendale, providing them valuable hands-on work experience.
In addition to our manufacturing operations, we are charged with providing offenders quality, nutritionally-balanced meals at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayers of Georgia. To help meet that goal, GCI’s Food Service operations utilize more than 42% of the food items produced by our farm operations and food processing plants. CIs across the United States have begun incorporating agricultural and food service into their operations. This type of operation has been an integral part of GCI since 2008, when they were brought in from GDC. We will highlight multiple aspects of our Food and Farm Division with a focus on the farm to table process.
We at GCI believe these interactive sessions will provide a more comprehensive view of our CI than a traditional tour. We look forward to you joining us in Atlanta, the heart of southern hospitality.