York Street Industries is a thriving business enterprise that generates revenue while putting Hampden County, MA, jail inmates to work. It operates in a 10,000-square-foot shop that is part of a larger inmate programs and services building in the jail complex. In Fiscal Year 2000, the mix of products and services included: chair manufacturing, furniture repair, supplying uniforms to other Massachusetts correctional facilities, silk screening T-shirts for fund-raisers, sports teams, and in-house projects, assembling hygiene kits for sale to mental health agencies and correctional facilities, mattresses and mattress covers, a major school furniture project, and custom wood-restoration projects. Fifty-five inmates participated in the industries program in Fiscal Year 2000, and were paid a stipend ranging from 50 cents to $1 per hour. Working for York Street Industries is considered a highly desirable job within the institution and there is considerable competition for the limited number of positions. The program's gross revenues for the year were $498,802, from a mix of local, county, State, and private customers.