Maine inmates from the Maine State Prison get to acquire valuable job skills while creating unique wood products, including furniture, toys, wooden model sailing ships, jewelry boxes, chests, desks, dressers, wardrobes, birdhouses and more.
Maine State prison personnel and inmates run the showrooms, which features several hundred items. The prices are reasonable and many online reviewers postitively comment about the quality workmanship of many of the products for sale..
The Maine State Prison Showroom is part of the Maine Department of Corrections Industries which "highly regulated program enables participating prisoners to earn money which goes toward reimbursing the state for their room and board expenses, as well as paying victim restitution and child support," according to the Maine Department of Corrections Web Site.
The Maine State Prison Showroom is located at 358 Main St. (Rt. 1) in Thomaston, Maine. Tel. (207) 354-9237