is New Jersey's correctional industry program. An entity within the
New Jersey Department of Corrections, DEPTCOR provides high quality
products and services manufactured and offered by adults incarcerated
in New Jersey's correctional system. DEPTCOR's factories and service
industries throughout the state employ over 900 incarcerated males
and females. These offenders are voluntarily assigned to meaningful
work situations that help them develop useable skills and positive
work habits. Through the development of these work habits, inmates
prepare themselves for the challenges of post-release employment.
produced at the numerous plants across the state range from furniture
to food items and, of course, license plates. Some other DEPTCOR
products are city and highway signs, a wide selection of men and
women's garments, textiles, silk screening/embroidery, and bedding. Services provided by DEPTCOR include graphics, printing, collating, and mailing services.
as a revolving fund within the Department of Corrections and is
a self-supporting program deriving its revenues from the sale of
its products and services. State statute defines those entities
that may purchase from DEPTCOR.