About Correction Enterprises

How we create a safer North Carolina through the changing of lives.

What is Correction Enterprises?

Working within the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Correction Enterprises provides the state's inmates with opportunities to learn job skills by producing goods and services for the Department of Public Safety and other tax-supported entities.

Correction Enterprises consists of 32 separate revenue producing operations located throughout the state, plus administrative offices in Raleigh and a central warehouse in Apex. The Enterprises operation employs approximately 380 staff and 2300 inmate workers.

How we create a safer North Carolina through the changing of lives.

We provide meaningful job training for sentenced offenders by teaching valuable technical and soft‐skills; contributing to a safer prison environment for staff and inmates, and providing valuable goods and services at a cost savings to the state of North Carolina.

We are 100% receipt funded, operating at no cost to the taxpayers of North Carolina. Correction Enterprises generates operating revenue and capital solely through the efficient operation of prison industries; emulating successful private industries by embracing the principals of customer service, quality, safety and innovation to generate revenues and maintain margins, ensuring adequate resources to support ongoing operations.

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Inmate Reentry/Transition Services

Correction Enterprises aids in the rehabilitation of inmates by providing an opportunity to gain skills in a real world training and work environment. NCCE has partnered with the Department of Commerce and the Community College System to provide certification and apprenticeship programs in the fields of welding, printing, re-upholstery, upholstery, wood furniture, digital design (embroidery), sewing machine repair, digital printing and others.

Correction Enterprises also partners with the United States Library of Congress to certify inmates in Braille Transcription. Correction Enterprises successfully provides post‐release job placement assistance through our “Hidden Workforce” initiative.

  • Manufacturing Services
  • License Tags Laundries
  • Highway and Architectural Paint Printing
  • Highway Signs Quick Copy
  • Wood Furniture Braille Transcription
  • Upholstered Furniture Reupholstery
  • Textiles, Sewn Goods and Embroidery Warehousing and Distribution
  • Metal Products
  • Janitorial Products
  • Optical
  • Farming and Canning
  • Meat Processing
  • Laundries
  • Printing
  • Quick Copy
  • Braille Transcription
  • Reupholstery
  • Warehousing and Distribution