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Correctional Industries Mission

Colorado Correctional Industries, in collaboration with DOC, provides work opportunities and training in meaningful job skills, work ethics, and quality standards to support rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration needs of incarcerated adults, with the ultimate goal of reducing recidivism and promoting successful post-incarceration life.

Where We Started

Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI) is a division of the Colorado Department of Corrections, created by the Colorado Legislature in 1976, with the purpose of creating profitable industries inside prison facilities to provide work opportunities for inmates while they are incarcerated.  CCI would be self-sustaining from the revenue generated by sales of prison manufactured goods and services.  CCI's incarcerated workers would learn critical job skills and work ethic. In theory and practice, this resulted in less cost to the general fund by removing part of the prison population from general funded supervision for part of the day. Ultimately, the acquired job skills would result in lower recidivism because former inmates would use their skills to obtain and maintain employment upon release.

Where We Are Going

Several years of challenging market conditions and unprecedented financial difficulties led to the decision in 2022 to reorganize Correctional Industries. This resulted in the closing of our entire office furniture division, due primarily to the shift toward work-from-home by the majority of our customers.  Additionally, we closed other underperforming businesses that had no hope of recovering profitability, including all of our dairy operations, air filter manufacturing, CAD/Web Design, and our DMV call center.

CCI has emerged from the reorganization in a stronger financial position and we are excited to announce that after over three years of planning and construction, we have finally launched our coffee roasting operation at Denver Women's Correctional Facility.  We are roasting specialty coffee beans, initially for sale through the DOC canteen, and we plan to offer it to the general public very soon.  This program currently employs 3 incarcerated women who are learning every aspect of the roasting side of the coffee business and have the opportunity to earn industry certifications.  Women are underrepresented in coffee roasting, and all three of our team are excited to continue in the business after they are released from prison.

As CCI continues to recover from the recent challenges, we are always seeking new opportunities to create meaningful employment for incarcerated adults in Colorado.  If you would like to support our mission, please visit our online store at www.coloradoci.com and purchase our Colorado-made products, or adopt a dog from our Prison Trained K9 Companion Program.


 

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Correctional Industries Annual Reports

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

State Purchasing Awards

With the closure of our office furniture operations, we have issued a blanket waiver for all agencies to purchase office furniture from other vendors.  Waivers do not need to be submitted for furniture.

Bids Agreement 42044YYY01P still applies to American and Colorado Flags (Commodity Code 350-72) and CRS 17-24-111(1)(a) requires agencies that don't have their own print shop to purchase printing services from CCI

Orders should be sent to DOC_CCI_Orders@state.co.us

If a waiver is needed, please fill out the waiver request and send it to ChrisM.Brown@state.co.us.

 

Correctional Industries Advisory Committee

Colorado Correctional Industries has an Advisory Committee with oversight of our operations and finances.  Committee Members are listed below.

 

Matt Soper, Senator

Julie Gonzales, Senator

Mark Baisley, Representative

David Ortiz, Representative

Dave Young, State Treasurer

Andre Stancil, Executive Director, Department of Corrections

Mark Ferrandino, Director, Office of State Planning and Budgeting

Tobin Follenweider, Deputy Executive Director, Department of Personnel and Administration (Delegated)

Daniel Mondragon, Labor Representative

Jason Wardrip, Labor Representative

Vacant, Sheriff's Representative

Vacant, Business Community Representative

Kaleigh Perez, Business Community Representative