All inmates are expected to maintain a regular job assignment. Many job assignments are controlled through the Performance Pay System, which provides monetary payment for labor. Federal Prison Industries has a separate pay scale. Unit Staff approve job assignment changes and ensure the job changes are posted on the Daily Change Sheet. Once an inmate is assigned to a job, he must remain there for 90 days until he can be assigned to another job assignment.
Institutional maintenance jobs are usually the first assignment an inmate receives. These might include work in Food Service, a maintenance shop, or in the unit as an orderly. However, there are a limited number of inmate jobs in the factories operated by the Federal Prison Industries, also known as UNICOR. There is a waiting list for factory employment. Ray Brook’s Unicor is a textile factory.
UNICOR employs and trains inmates through the operation of earnings from factories producing high-quality products and services for the Federal Government. Some examples of products and services UNICOR produces are gloves, canteen covers, and ammunition pouches. UNICOR earnings fund other inmate programs. To apply for
UNICOR employment, complete an application and return it to your Counselor.
FOOD SERVICE: FCI Ray Brook operates a two (2) serving line dining hall which includes a soup and salad bar and beverage bar. Religious diet meals are available to approved inmates. Inmates must apply to the Chaplain for inclusion in the Religious Diet Program.