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  • Bell, Nicolette, Bucklen, Kristofer Bret, Nakamura, Kiminori, Tomkiel, Joseph, Santore, Angelo, Russell, Lorraine, Orth, Robert. (2013). Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Recidivism Report 2013. http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-PA-DOC-Recidivism-Report.pdf
  • Bouffard, J., MacKenzie D., Hickman, L. (2000). Effectiveness of Vocational Education and Employment Programs for Adult Offenders: A Methodology-based Analysis of the Evidence. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 31(1), 1-41.
  • Bushway, Sean. (2003). Reentry and Prison Work Programs. http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/Bushway-Reentry-and-Prison-Work-Programs.pdf
  • Cissner, Amanda B. and Puffett, Nora K. (2006). Do Batterer Program Length or Approach Affect Completion Rate or Re-Arrest Rates: A Comparison of Outcomes Between Defendants Sentenced to Two Batterer Programs in Brooklyn. Center for Court Innovation.www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/IDCC%20DCAP%20final%20.pdf
  • The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families. (2006). Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce. http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF09-29-06.pdf
  • Evans, Michael. (2011). Does Participation in Washington’s Correctional Industries Increase Employment and Reduce Recidivism? http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/WA-CI-EmploymentRecidivism2011.pdf
  • Freiburger, Tina L., Lovell, Rick. (2011). Assessment of the “Making it Work” Program.  http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/Makin-eval-study-USPO-WI-2012.pdf
  • Gillis, Christa A., Motiuk, Larry L., Belcourt, Ray. (1998). Prison Work Program (CORCAN) Participation: Post-Release Employment and Recidivism. http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/Corcan-Research.pdf
  • Harris, T.R., Goldman, George. (2014). California Prison Industry Authority’s Economic Impact on California Fiscal Year 2012-2013. https://www.calpia.ca.gov/news/reports-and-publications/economic-impact-report-2012-13/
  • Menon, R., C. Blakely, D. Carmichael, L. Silver. An Evaluation of Project RIO Outcomes: An Evaluative Report. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University, Public Policy Resources Laboratory.
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections. (2011). An Outcome Evaluation of Minncor’s Employ Program. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/PAGES/files/large-files/Publications/03-11EMPLOYEvaluation.pdf
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections (2011). Research in Brief: an Outcome Evaluation of MINNCOR’s EMPLOY Program – March 2011. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/PAGES/files/large-files/Publications/03-11EMPLOYevaluationResearchinBrief.pdf
  • Prell, Lettie. (2006). Iowa Private Sector Prison Employment Works. http://publications.iowa.gov/13108/1/ICONDataDownloadIssue2-IowaPrivateSectorPrisonEmploymentWorks.pdf
  • Richardson, Robin Leigh. (2005). Assessing the Impact of Prison Industries on Post-Release Employment and Recidivism of Florida Inmates. http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/Pride-Research-2005.pdf
  • Richmond, Kerry M., The Impact of Federal Prison Industries Employment on the Recidivism Outcomes of Female Inmates, Justice Quarterly, 31:4, 719-75, DOI 10.1080/07418825.2012.668924. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2012.668924
  • Saluja, Sonali, Rosen, Henry. (2015). Why Public Health Practitioners Should Care about Job Prospects for People with Criminal Records: Employment Challengers and Successful Prison and Jail Reentry. http://harvardpublichealthreview.org/why-public-health-practitioners-should-care-about-job-prospects-for-people-with-criminal-records-employment-challenges-and-successful-prison-and-jail-reentry/
  • Saylor, W. G., Gaes, G. (1997) Training Inmates through Industrial Participation and Vocational and Apprenticeship Instruction. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268371823_PREP_Training_Inmates_through_Industrial_Work_Participation_and_Vocational_and_Apprenticeship_PREP_Training_Inmates_through_Industrial_Work_Participation_and_Vocational_and_Apprenticeship_Instruction
  • Scott, Charles E and Derrick, Frederick W., Prison Labor: The Local Effects of Ohio Prison Industries, International Advances in Economic Research (2006), 12:540-55-, DOI: 10.1007/s11294-006-9051-1 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11294-006-9051-1
  • Smith, Cindy J., Bechtel, Jennifer, Patrick, Angie, Smith, Richard R, Wilson-Gentry, Laura. (2006). Correctional Industries Preparing Inmates for Re-Entry: Recidivism & Post-Release Employment. http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/prepforreentry.pdf
  • Schmitt, J, & Warner, K. (2010). Ex‐offenders and the Labor Market.http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/ex-offenders-2010-11.pdf
  • Smith, C. J., Bechtel, J., Patrick, A., Smith, R. R., Wilson-Gentry, L. (2006). Correctional Industries Preparing Inmates for Re-entry: Recidivism & Post-Release Employment. http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/prepforreentry.pdf
  • Washington State Correctional Industries. (2015). What Works and What Does Not? Benefit-Cost Findings from WSIPP. http://www.nationalcia.org/wp-content/uploads/Washington-State-Study-Feb-2015-4dollars77cents.pdf
  • Washington State Institute for Public Policy. (2012) Return on Investment: Evidence-Based Options to Improve Statewide Outcomes. http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/ReportFile/1102/Wsipp_Return-on-Investment-Evidence-Based-Options-to-Improve-Statewide-Outcomes-April-2012-Update_Full-Report.pdf
  • Washington State Institute for Public Policy. (2006). Evidence-Based Public Policy Options to Reduce Future Prison Construction, Criminal Justice Costs, and Crime Rates.http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/ReportFile/952/Wsipp_Evidence-Based-Public-Policy-Options-to-Reduce-Future-Prison-Construction-Criminal-Justice-Costs-and-Crime-Rates_Full-Report.pdf