Although Oklahoma Correctional Industries is an integral part of the Department of Corrections, it is more like a private business conglomerate working within the framework of state government. It offers customers quality products at a reasonable price, reduces inmate idleness and provides job skills training which results in significant overall tax savings to the general public. Oklahoma Correctional Industries operations are self-supporting.
Oklahoma Correctional Industries employs 1,186 inmates in 31 operations located at 11 institutions. Fifty-one professional staff educated and experienced in all phases of modern corporate business administer OCI's operations. In addition to the 15 public sector industries, Oklahoma Correctional Industries also manages a program, which utilizes inmates who work for the private sector in 16 partnerships.