Link to NRM Gateway Homepage  Link to public outreach items for Corps visitors  Link to Lake Discovery  Link to Recreation  Link to Environmental Compliance  Link to Environmental Stewardship  Link to Partners  Link Ideas
 Link to News/Current Events  Link to People  Link to Forums  Link to Learning  Link to GETS  Link to Tools  Link to Recent Gateway additions and archive of past postings  Link to Submissions  Link to Gateway Index and Search Engine  Description of tabs and contact information
Partnerships Banner

MVS: Carlyle Lake Federal Inmate Labor Program


Lake: Carlyle Lake, IL

Partners: USACE; US Justice Department; Federal Bureau of Prisons; Federal Prison Camp, Greenville, IL

Partnership Type: MOU

Corps POC: Robert Wilkins, Project Manager Carlyle/Kaskaskia Navigation Project

Story: On December 12, 1997 HDQA approved an MOA to use federal inmates on federal property between the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Prison Camp, Greenville, IL and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District on Carlyle Lake Project. This was the first effort of this kind for civil works using AR-210-35. As a multi-purpose lake, the project has suffered extensive flood damage over the years, facilities are over 30 years old, personnel reductions have occurred, and with budget constraints, the federal inmates accomplish approximately $250,000 annually of labor-intense, unfunded work. The inmates began work 1 March 1998. The project and taxpayer benefit by better utilizing tax dollars, the customer (the Public) benefits through improved recreational facilities, the work camp, benefits by assigning community status inmates to work outside the work camp and the inmates benefit by doing something productive for the community and learning a new trade that can be used when their time is served. ItÂ’s a true "win-win" for all concerned. In June 1999 this initiative was presented the Presidential Hammer Award.

  • Home
  • Challenge Cost Sharing Cooperative Management Program
  • Economy Act Agreements
  • Challenge Partnerships Program
  • Handshake Partnerships Program
  • Contributions Program
  • Memoranda of Understanding/Agreement (MOU/MOA)
  • Cooperating Associations Program
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Volunteer Program
  • Corps Photo Album for Partnerships
  • News / Current Issues
  • Division & District POCs
  • Partnership Advisory Committee
  • FAQs
  • CWBI-OPS: Partnerships and Volunteers Module
  • Good Enough to Share
  • Policy & Procedures
  • Grants/Alternative Funding Sources
  • Training
  • NRM Partnership Agreement Signature/Approval Levels
  • USACE NRM Partnership Agreements - Flow of Money/Contributions
  • Qlik App - Partnerships/Volunteers Data Visualization Tool
  • Corps Lakes Gateway Partnerships Webpage
  • FY 23 Partnerships and Volunteer Fact Sheet
  • Health/Medical Community Partnerships
  • Partnership Outreach Sheet
  • Military Partnerships
  • Partnership Success Stories
  • National Partners
  • Partnership/Volunteer Program Newsletter
  • Partnering with the Corps video
  • School/University Partnerships
  • Partnership and Volunteer Awards
  • Special Events with Partners
  • Water Safety Partnerships

    Technical Problems