Department of Correctional Services

Industries Program (Follow-Up Review)

In its prison industries program, the Department of Correctional Services uses inmates to provide various goods and services to other government entities. The program is intended to be financially self-sufficient, but has incurred chronic operating losses. In our prior audit report 96-S-24, we identified weaknesses in the program's marketing, pricing and product development practices. We recommended that consideration be given to adopting practices used in prison industry programs in other states, such as private sector involvement. In our follow-up review, we found that some of our prior recommendations have been implemented, but other recommendations have not been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 98-F-46 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.