Our History
The history of correctional industries in Maryland dates back to the 19th century. Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE), formerly State Use Industries, did not become the prison industry arm of the Maryland Division of Correction (DOC) until the early 1940s. The modern era of Maryland Correctional Enterprises began in 1982 when the Maryland General Assembly created the State Use Industries Act, Article 27, 680-681K, which is currently referred to in the Correctional Services Article Sections 3-501 through 3-528 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

What We Do
Today, our "Learning for Life" core principles trains and employs offenders in a conglomerate of business units located in the major State prisons. Mandatory education requirements along with the development of technical and social skills have proven to improve the employability of offenders upon release. Previous studies comparing MCE inmates with the DPSCS general population inmates suggest that MCE has a positive impact on reducing recidivism. MCE's Continuing Allocation of Re-entry Services (C.A.R.E.S.) program assists incarcerated individuals to help gain employment and to provide valuable resources as they transition back into society.

Doing Business with MCE
We offer our customer base consisting of state and local government and non-profit organizations, a wide variety of products and services. Our products range from furniture, apparel, printing, license plates, and signage to food products, along with our many services of furniture restoration, laundry, data entry, office planning/design, mailing/distribution, and agriculture. Although MCE is not permitted to sell products or services on the open market, under the Prison Industry Enhancement Program (P.I.E.C.P.), we are permitted by the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance to enter into partnerships with private industry, provided several mandated requirements are met.

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Community Outreach
MCE has been involved in community outreach contributions such as preparing turkeys for Bea Gaddy’s annual Thanksgiving Day feast, cleaning over 13,000 bras to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research, preparing food and textiles for Special Olympics events as well as the building of dog kennels for the American's Vet Dogs organization.  All of these products and services are donated by Maryland Correctional Enterprise in an effort to help our fellow citizens.

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