Rough Rider Industries worksÂ to successfully transition inmates back into society. We do not employ inmates to build products.Â We build products to employ inmates.
A large percentage of the inmates admitted to the North Dakota State Penitentiary have few or no job skills. Many have never worked atÂ a job that provides a reasonable measure of economic security and othersÂ have never developed good work habitsÂ to secure and hold a job.
Rough Rider Industries seeks to provide inmates with good work habits and skills that can be useful in the job market upon release.
There is no magical corrective assurance in industrial work of this type, but when available to the inmate, in addition to the many other treatment programs present in our institution, we believe it has genuine rehabilitative potential.