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Following a successful pilot of it's Essential Skills for the Workforce program, CALPIA plans to expand this valuable soft skills training to more incarcerated individuals working in CALPIA's shops. This self-paced, self-reflective program introduces incarcerated individuals to interpersonal and social skills, self-awareness, managing emotions/stress, as well as empathy and professionalism in the workplace.

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The incarcerated population at Indiana Correctional Industries (ICI), specifically the Branchville Correctional Facility, recently donated 40 crosses they made to a local Catholic Charity in Perry County. The crosses are to be utilized by Catholic Charities of Perry County as a memorial to those who were lost to COVID-19 in 2020.

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“In my opinion, the value of digital transformation is most evident when we create meaningful efficiencies, increase transparency and improve the user experience. As with many agencies in the state, CALPIA is continually transforming. I do not anticipate a day where we say we are finished; only a day where we ask ourselves what we’re going to tackle next,” says Suzie Changus, CIO for the California Prison Industry Authority.

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