Ventura has been awarded a five-year contract with UNICOR, also known as Federal Prison Industries, a member of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons. The Federal Prison Industries program (now operating under the trade name UNICOR) was established in 1934 by an Executive Order issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On January 1, 1935, FPI officially began operations as a wholly-owned corporation of the United States Government. Eighty years after its establishment, the program continues to operates at no cost to taxpayers and benefits communities across the Nation creating safer prisons and reducing inmate recidivism.
The mission of Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) is to protect society and reduce crime by preparing inmates with job training and practical work skills for reentry success.
Under the terms of this IT services contract Ventura will provide desktop support (help desk) and network administration support to the Management Information Systems Branch (MISB) within UNICOR, which is responsible for providing support to over 250 users at the central office, as well as providing secondary support for the UNICOR factories.