Learn How to Stay Compliant as a Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Holder

The Bureau of Justice Assistance released a "Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PIECP) Compliance Guide" this month to offer support to PIECP certification holders. First instituted in 1979, the PIECP encourages state and local governments to create work opportunities in prisons that aim to place justice-involved individuals in real-world environments that encourage meaningful employment opportunities upon release. This guide shares certification and Cost Accounting Center designation requirements, definitions for key terms, document retention procedures, and certification compliance guidance on prevailing wage/displacement, non-displacement, benefits, deductions, voluntary participation, consultations, and conformity to the National Environmental Policy Act.

View the guide to learn more.