They are paid $0.23 an hour to start, and can work their way up to a maximum of $1.15 to electronics that go into the propulsion, guidance, and targeting systems of Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) PAC-3 guided missile, originally made famous in the first Persian Gulf conflict.
[Missiles now being sold to the United Arab Emirates - See
They Won’t Even Create Jobs in the Military-Industrial Complex Anymore]
Surprised? Me too.
Unicor, known as Federal Prison Industries until a 1977 re-branding, is a network of over 100 factories at 70 penitentiaries within the US; a self-sustaining, self-funding company owned wholly by the government, created by an act of Congress in 1934 to function as a rehabilitative tool to teach real-world work skills to federal inmates. Unicor’s mandate dictates that prison work programs not adversely affect private sector businesses.