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  •  More accurate than you know. The PIECP (1+ / 0-)
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    program and laws are overseen by the Department of Justice through the BJA.  The DOJ also has authority over and control of all 102 federal prison industries in the U.S.

    With 43 state prison industries participating (and 4 more about to be approved to participate) the DOJ will have authority and control over approximately 90% of all prison industry operations in the U.S.  If laws are broken with regard to prison or prison industry operations, it is the DOJ that bears responsibility for investigation and prosecution.  It has never worked to have the agency with oversight to prosecute itself for a lack of such oversight.

    In 1995 the DOJ outsourced oversight and the policy advising of this program to the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA).  The NCIA is to prison industry what ALEC is to state legislation: the NCIA is a front for the vendors, suppliers and prison industry operators in the U.S.  Their membership is made up from each participating prison industry, each corporation using inmate labor and the companies that provide them raw materials and support.  UNICOR and the American Correctional Association sit upon theNCIA board alongside CEO's, Directors and others employed in prison industries operating in PIECP.  Together the DOJ and the NCIA control all aspects of prison industry operations in the U.S. and allow the exploitation of prisoners as a workforce by approving violations of the PIECP mandatory requirements.

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

    by Bob Sloan on Sun Apr 03, 2011 at 09:39:06 AM PDT

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