THE PRISON INDUSTRY ENHANCEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (PIECP)
Created by Congress in 1979, the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) encourages states and local governments to create work opportunities in prisons that emulate real-world jobs. PIECP programs place incarcerated individuals in a realistic work environment, pay them the prevailing wage, and help them acquire marketable skills to increase their potential for meaningful employment on release.
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