Classifications Typically Include:

  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Correctional Facility)
  • Heavy Truck Driver (Correctional Facility)
  • Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Manager, Prison Industries
  • Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Specialist, Prison Industries
  • Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Supervisor, Prison Industries
  • Skilled Laborer
  • Warehouse Worker (Correctional Facility)

Distribution and Delivery

This enterprise includes the receipt, storage, issuing and shipping of finished products, food supplies, raw materials, component parts, etc. in a CALPIA Warehouse.

Classifications Typically Include:

  • Construction Supervisor I (Correctional Facility)

  • Construction Supervisor II (Correctional Facility)

  • Construction Supervisor III (Correctional Facility)

Construction Services

This enterprise is responsible for direct supervision of a wide variety of day labor/offender or ward labor construction projects at assigned State correctional facilities.

Classifications Typically Include:

  • Custodian (Correctional Facility)
  • Lead Custodian (Correctional Facility)
  • Custodian Supervisor II (Correctional Facility)
  • Custodian Supervisor III (Correctional Facility)

Facilities Maintenance

This is an all-inclusive custodial service designed to meet California Correctional Healthcare Service (CCHCS) needs statewide. The program will train offenders with the necessary knowledge and skill level needed to meet the highest possible standards for healthcare environmental standards.

Classifications Typically Include:

  • Equipment maintenance Supervisor
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Industrial Supervisor, Prison Industries (Maintenance & Repair)
  • Prison Industries Superintendent I (Maintenance & Repair)
  • Prison Industries Superintendent II (Maintenance & Repair)
  • Skilled Laborer

Maintenance and Repair

This enterprise involves the safe and proper preventive maintenance and repair of all industrial systems, equipment and facilities to ensure the successful, on-going operation of each industry. The maintenance and repair enterprise includes the areas of welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing, boiler maintenance, electrical, electrical trouble shooting, and others.

Classifications Typically Include:

  • Industrial Supervisor, Prison Industries 
  • Prison Industries Superintendent I 
  • Prison Industries Superintendent II 


Fabric Products

This enterprise involves garment manufacturing on a large variety of sewn products, such as: coveralls, institutional clothing, fire protection gear, vests and more.

Knitting Mill

This enterprise involves the manufacturing and finishing of circular and tubular knitted materials in such items as T-shirts, hosiery, and underwear.

General Fabrication

This enterprise manufactures various lines of freestanding conventional furniture and modular system furniture (MSF), which is comprised of several hundred components that can be combined to create various office space configurations.

Metal Fabrication/Products

This enterprise involves the manufacturing of a variety of metal products, including but not limited to, license plates, signs, beds, chairs, tables, lockers, file cabinets, desks, shelves, and stools.

Mattress & Bedding

This enterprise involves the manufacturing of mattresses, pillows, and other bedding.

Shoe Manufacturing

This enterprise involves the shoe manufacturing process, specializing in cutting, stitching, lasting, injection molding, finishing and packing.

Tool & Die

This enterprise involves the handling of silkscreen materials and equipment such as Ink Jet Printer, Thermal Printer, Semi-Automatic Screen Printing, printing carousel, screen drying equipment, and exposing unit.


This enterprise involves the manufacturing of upholstery products, such as chairs and lounges

Wood Products

This enterprise involves the manufacturing of a large variety of wood furniture for dormitories, libraries, offices, recreational areas, and other fine wood specialty products.

Classifications Typically Include:

  • Industrial Supervisor, Prison Industries 
  • Prison Industries Superintendent I 
  • Prison Industries Superintendent II 



This enterprise manufactures heat-sealed binders, turned edge binders, polyethylene binders, mesh signs and vests using heat-sealed lettering, pressboard files, diploma covers, and various other silkscreen printed specialty items.

Dental Laboratory

This enterprise provides dental services to the California Department of Corrections. The laboratory maintains a complete dental prosthesis selection ranging from custom trays, bite blocks, try-ins, night guards, partial and full dentures, and cast metal framework.

Detergent Plant

This enterprise involves working in quality control factory in a lead capacity role for a detergent/ cleaning products manufacturing organization, which produces a wide range of detergent products including California Green cleaning products.

Digital Services

This enterprise involves the production of digital mapping data used in Geographical Information Systems (GIS); Closed-Captioning services; tactile printing for the visually impaired; transcription services and more


This enterprise involves providing laundry services for State, local governmental entities, public agencies.

Optical Products

This high volume enterprise involves the manufacturing and assembly of plastic and polycarbonate lenses used in safety and ophthalmic eyewear.


This enterprise involves the printing of decals, stickers, tags, forms, envelopes, business cards and other specialty printing items using digital copy, letterpress, offset web and sheet fed printing equipment.

Classifications Typically Include:

Industrial Supervisor, Prison Industries 
Prison Industries Superintendent I 
Prison Industries Superintendent II 


Agriculture/Crops Farm

This enterprise involves the farming, producing, and harvesting of a large variety of crops, including corn, alfalfa, oats, sudan, small grains, and almonds, to be used for livestock or human consumption at State institutions or public sale.


This enterprise involves the mass production of white and wheat breads.

Coffee Roasting & Grinding

This enterprise involves roasting and grinding green coffee beans for sale to State and local agencies.


This enterprise involves multiple aspects of the dairy industry including dairy husbandry practices such as feeding, milking, medicating, breeding, and the daily operations of a dairy. In addition it involves the processing of the milk including standardizing, pasteurizing, packaging and preparing shipments of fluid milk for delivery.

Egg Production

This enterprise involves the brooding/growing of chicks and managing mature laying hens for the purpose of shell egg production; the shell egg production is composed of grading, candling, shipping, and storage of shell eggs; this enterprise also receives and ships fresh and frozen egg products.

Food & Beverage Packaging

This enterprise, depending on the factory, involves the packaging of bread, cookies, peanut butter, and jelly; and or beverage products in gable top cartons for individual servings. It also involves coordinating bulk deliveries of various types of food and beverage products to customers.

Meat Cutting/Processing

This enterprise involves the daily operational functions of a meat processing plant involving the processing of primal cuts and box beef, which includes cutting, boning, the making of various sausage products, and packing and shipping; and inspects product for compliance with quality control under United States Department of Agriculture procedures.

Poultry Processing

This position involves the processing of poultry products.

Sausage Making/Cured Meats

This enterprise involves the mixes/blends of ground meats and condiments to make various cooked/smoked sausage products