In 1977, legislative bill CRS 17-24-101 created the Division of Colorado Correctional Industries within the Colorado Department of Corrections. This partnership works to effectively manage offenders in controlled environments which are efficient, safe, humane, and appropriately secure, and provide meaningful work and self improvement opportunities to assist offenders with community reintegration. Although we are a division within the Colorado DOC, we are a cash-funded entity with enterprise status that receives no tax monies for support. CCi programs result in a cost avoidance for the State of approximately $5,000 per inmate when compared to general-funded alternatives for training and employing inmates. With the employment of approximately 1,800 inmates at various DOC facilities located throughout Colorado, this equates to nearly $9,000,000 per year saved by our state taxpayers.