Your permanent work assignment will be made by your unit team. If you have a special request or skill, let your unit team know in the form of an Inmate Request to Staff or at your formal classification. You will be given a work assignment based upon the information gathered during your orientation period and also upon the needs of the institution.
All inmates are expected to maintain a regular job assignment. Job assignments are monitored through the Inmate Performance Pay (IPP) System, which provides monetary payment for actual work performed. Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) has a separate pay scale.
UNICOR employs and trains inmates through the operation of, and earnings from, factories producing high-quality products and services for the federal government. The UNICOR factory at FCI Bastrop retrofits vehicles for other government agencies. UNICOR earnings fund other inmate programs, as well as pre-industrial training to prepare inmates for employment. Inmates wanting to be considered for UNICOR employment should request a UNICOR Application from their Unit Team. The completed form should be returned to the Unit Team to be forwarded to the UNICOR Business Office. Inmates will be placed on one of three separate waiting lists: Prior UNICOR, IFRP, or the Standard UNICOR list.