Correctional Sales brings food companies and consumer goods into the challenging but rewarding correctional marketplace.
According to the Department of Justice on December 31, 2014, state and federal correctional authorities held 1,508,600 individuals sentenced to more than 1 year in prison and spent over $75 billion to keep those facilities running. As of June 30, 2009 the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice found that there were an additional 767,620 detainees in local jails. Current best estimates are that there are about 2.3 million inmates on any given day in the US.
These offenders are housed and fed and receive medical care. Most of these individuals have access to retail food and personal hygiene products that are sold in canteens or commissaries located in each of the facilities as well as games, paper, pencils and more.
These facilities need food and products of all kinds to operate safely and affordably. Many types of food and products can be sold in retail packaging to these facilities or packaging can be altered to allow for use in correctional facilities of varying security levels. Correctional Sales can consult with your company on the best way to modify your product or packaging to maximize its potential in a correctional and institutional setting.
Prisons and jails buy food service supplies and equipment, retail food, food for food service, toiletries, bedding, clothing and just about everything else you can imagine. Correctional Sales specializes in items that are sold or consumed in these facilities such as food and retail items. Items such a fencing, razor wire, security cameras, etc. are not our specialty.
Purchasing methods for correctional facilities are as varied as the items being purchased. Line item purchasing, blanket purchase orders, direct bids, off-bid, distributors, public facilities, private facilities, county jails, state jails, state prisons, federal prisons, ICE facilities, etc. etc. Each of these represents unique opportunities and challenges. Correctional Sales has the experience and expertise to navigate each of these scenarios to bring your products to this marketplace and let you focus on your core business.
Whether you are a small company looking to penetrate this market or a large company looking for a new domestic sales channel that will not cannibalize existing sales and offers tremendous opportunities for growth and profits, Correctional Sales can help.