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Prison Industries Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP)
Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA)

Commonly referred to as the "PIE" program, this work program was "created by Congress in 1979 to encourage states and units of local government to establish employment opportunities for prisoners that approximate private-sector work opportunities. The program is designed to place inmates in a realistic work environment, pay them the prevailing local wage for similar work, and enable them to acquire marketable skills to increase their potential for successful rehabilitation and meaningful employment on release."

Since 1987, CSI has been an active participant in the PIECP program. Our emphasis lies in seeking to establish working partnerships with private sector businesses, which provides benefits to the private-sector business and allows CSI to:

  • Generate products and services that enable prisoners to make a contribution to society, help offset the cost of their incarceration, compensate crime victims, and support their families; and
  • Reduce inmate idleness, increase inmate job skills, and improve the prospects for successful inmate transition to the community upon release.

Dear Nebraska Business Owner:

Are you searching for every possible advantage to increase profitability? CSI could be your answer. At CSI, we are a profit-oriented, quality supplier of a variety of products and services. Our operations include over 22 different work centers ranging from manufacturing to data entry. CSI can provide motivated and flexible workers and quality supervision at a competitive rate. In many cases, our affordable facilities have the equipment in place to support your needs. You will see why our motto is "We Build Opportunity!"

So, if you want to:

  • Expand your business;
  • Pursue new business;
  • Access an available and dependable labor pool;
  • Deal effectively with today's uneasy economy;
  • Decrease direct labor and costs; and
  • Increase your "bottom line,"

Cornhusker State Industries is ready to assist you in meeting your company's need for continued growth, competitiveness and profitability.

For more information please call:
402-471-1259 or 800-348-7537