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.