Montana Correctional Enterprises

Montana Correctional Enterprises

Imagine wearing an embroidered shirt made by prison inmates. Within the prison system throughout the state of Montana, inmates are on a unique work program that provides valuable vocational training skills that will help them find gainful employment when they are released from prison. To quote the Montana Correctional Enterprises  – “Working on the Inside – Succeeding on the Outside.”

The mission of the Montana Correctional Enterprises is to provide employment and training opportunities to incarcerated individuals within the Montana correctional program. Benefits from this program include:

  • Developing skills that help them with their chance for success upon release.
  • Reducing problems associated with offenders who sit idle.
  • Helping to build the inmates’ sense of self-worth through the accomplishment of goals and helps produce valuable quality products for government agencies.

Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) provides employment and training opportunities to offenders, which enhances public safety, promotes positive change in offender behavior, reintegrates offenders into the community and supports victims of crime.

Products that are produced both within the men’s and women’s correctional facilities include:

  • The Furniture Shop – which produces high-quality furniture made from oak and maple. Desks, dorm furniture, hutches, bookcases, file cabinets, tables, and accessories are all made at affordable prices.
  • Seating – inmates produce quality seating for offices, conference rooms, and reception areas. Seating is made from hardwood for framed chairs, and then the seating is reupholstered.
  • Print Shop – produces various documents, including flyers, brochures, and even raffle tickets. Artwork can be provided, or they can create and design for you.
  • Sign Shop – a variety of signs using various materials can be used.
  • Clothing – made for non-profits and state and government agencies- clothing can have custom embroidery, silk-screening, and special garment printing.
  • Sewing Shop – makes industrial clothing such as inmate scrubs, pillows, mattresses, etc.
  • Gift Shop – looking for a unique gift idea? Visit the Montana Correctional Enterprises gift shop. Many of the hand-crafted items are made from recycled material.

The Montana Correctional Enterprises appears to be a win-win situation for government agencies, schools, non-profits, and inmates in the Montana prison system. Agencies receive high-quality products, and inmates learn valuable vocational and life skills.