ERIC Number: ED372257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Prison Industries, Inc.--Unicor. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (March 11, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
This document records the oral and written testimony of witnesses at a Congressional hearing on UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries, Inc., a self-supporting government corporation created in 1934 to formalize prison management efforts to provide dependable work for the greatest number of inmates. The hearing centered on concerns about providing enough work for federal prisoners to learn from it and to be kept occupied and from private sector concerns about displacing work that can be done by private firms. Witnesses included representatives of manufacturers, labor unions, prison management associations, and government agencies. Various proposals were made to increase the labor-intensive aspects of prisoner work without displacing private companies from selling to the federal government. Industry representatives opposed mandatory preference for prison work-products for purchase by the federal government. Discussion was not conclusive. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Correctional Rehabilitation, Economic Impact, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Hearings, Prisoners, Unions
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.