All units at ASPC-Perryville utilize inmate workers in a variety of jobs that are needed to assist in the functioning and operation of the facility. Arizona Law requires that all able bodied inmates work. The pay scale for most institutional jobs ranges between 10 cents and 50 cents per hour. The majority of jobs are to be found in the following areas: kitchen work, grounds keeping, maintenance, building porters/janitors, clerks, and recreation aides.
The Department has established some limited/specialized contracts with outside entities through Arizona Correctional Industries which allows some inmates to earn more than 50 cents per hour. A listing of these work programs can be found under the heading for each unit where they operate.
Specialized programs by unit:
- The Units provide inmates throughout the complex: porters, kitchen workers, shuttle drivers, clerks, warehouse workers, Motor Pool, Maintenance and Complex Laundry
- Arizona Correctional Industries Print Shop
- Arizona Correctional Industries Garment Factory
- Televerde (ACI Telemarketing Business) (at Santa Cruz, San Pedro, Lumley and Piestewa (Citrus))
- Motor Vehicle Information Center (Ariz. Correctional Industries contract) (at Santa Maria)
- Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT #1) Crew
- Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT #2) Crew
- Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT #3) Crew)
- Town of Surprise Crew #1
- Town of Surprise Crew #2
- Duncan Farm Crew
- Central Office ACI
- City of Goodyear #1
- City of Goodyear #2
- Westside Food Bank
- Greater Auto Auction
- Hickman Eggs (Arlington)
- Hickman Eggs (Maricopa)
- State Fair Crew
- Wildland Fire (Female crew)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED programs are available to all inmates at all the units at ASPC-PV. All inmates committed to the Department after July 1, 1997 must be enrolled in the Department's ABE Literacy Program if it has been determined that they are unable to function at the 8th grade level. They must also progress beyond the 8th grade level in order to be eligible to receive anything more than the base pay for any job to which they are assigned.
Vocational education programs are available to inmates who qualify through Rio Salado Community College. The Department has a contract with Rio Salado Community College to provide a limited selection of vocational classes to inmates including computers classes.
Each Unit at ASPC-PV provides basic medical and dental care to all of its inmates. Mental health services and psycho tropic medications are provided as needed. Substance abuse services are also available in a variety of formats. The most prevalent vehicles utilized to address substance abuse problems are offered via Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Hazelden Designs for Better Living, Thinking Straight and Substance Abuse Awareness. In addition, the Department contracts with Civigenics Corporation for a Women's Recovery Academy an approximate nine month in-custody treatment program followed by a term of aftercare to assist with re-integration into the community is available. Contracts are also in place for 96 DUI treatment beds. The Maricopa County Department of Health Services provides Health Education to pre-release inmates.
ASPC-Perryville has numerous religious programs supported by three Chaplains and approximately 160 volunteers that donate a number of hours to spiritual programming, educational tutoring, substance abuse programming and creative writing.
- Take Interstate 10 West to Sarival Avenue.
- Turn right (North) on Sarival Avenue.
- Turn left (West) at the first crossroad (McDowell Rd.).
- Go West on McDowell until you reach Citrus Road.
- Turn right (North) on Citrus Road.
- Proceed for approximately 1/2 mile.
- Turn right for the main prison complex entrance.