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  • Petitioned Indiana Governor

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Indiana Governor
President of the United States
Indiana State Senate
Indiana State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Enforce Federal Prison Industries Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) Laws

    1. Robert Sloan
    2. Petition by

      Robert Sloan

      Indianapolis, IN

This program is allowing large corporations to utilize prisoners in manufacturing of their products. The PIE Program is being terribly abused by participating 38 state Prison Industries in a way that allows them to steal private sector jobs from hard working men and women in every state.

Federal oversight is provided by the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) which is an advocacy groups for prison industries, comprised of all state prison industries, managers and administrators.

The controlling laws are based upon model legislation adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  This "training" program for inmates is being used to defer private sector jobs to prison industry and prison labor, enriching program participating companies and increasing unemployment in the U.S.

Recent signatures


    1. Petition extended! Watch this video and understand why this is necessary...

      Robert Sloan
      Petition Organizer

      Please sign and automatically send a letter to your state and federal Representatives to urge them to stop this program from exploiting prisoners and taking jobs from the private sector.


    Reasons for signing

    • Jack Donson DINGMANS FERRY, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have a passion for Federal Prison Reform after spending 23 years in the Federal Prison system in case management capacities. Government programs are dysfunctional by nature but are far worse in the BOP's closed, quasi-militaristic & non-transparent culture which is void of leadership and progressive correctional reform practices. UNICOR concepts can be an asset in prisoner Re-entry and compliment private employment interests with a collaboration of public/private sector visionaries.

    • Mark Lieberman FRASER, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      More than ever before the need for ALL ADDED jobs to be private sector is imperative ! With actual unemployment (adjusted for govt smoke and mirrors) at almost 13.6 % ( yes thats the REAL number ) and almost 24% of underemployment NO jobs should be taken from the private sector and taken by the fed govt ! The grab by govt has reached epic proportions and this is a glaring example - Unicor was NOT founded to TAKE jobs. It's main purpose was always to train inmates to fill VACANT jobs NOT take existing private jobs especially with numbers stated above !!

    • James Robertson FAYETTE, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      119 jobs are being lost in Fayette to prison labor

    • CS Hupp GAMBIER, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      Last night I heard Michelle Obama say President Obama can be counted on to do the right thing. Putting people out of work by using incarcerated slave labor in their places is not the right thing.

    • Michael Schaeffer PELICAN ISLAND, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      PIECP is not only slavery, it is a motivation to maintain high prison populations and takes jobs out of our economy.


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