The Construction and Maintenance Institute (CMI) is a non-profit organization of employees and private employed professionals who work in the correctional field. The organization is dedicated as a clearinghouse for information related to correctional facilities design, construction, and maintenance.
Full CMI Membership is restricted to public employees who are actively involved with criminal justice related construction and maintenance. Public agencies can include federal, state, or local jurisdictions as well as county courthouses.
Non-public employees such as vendors, architects, engineers, or individuals with an interest in construction or maintenance of criminal justice facilities may obtain "affiliate" membership. Affiliate members have all of the same benefits that full members do, except cannot be elected as a board member or have voting privileges.
Affiliate Membership allows private, for-profit corporations, architects or engineering firms to have direct interaction with federal, state, or county employees who work in prisons, jails, or county courthouses and whose responsibilities include capital budgeting, planning, design, construction or maintenance of these facilities. The CMI conference is the primary means for CMI members and affiliates to share information on vendor products, discuss facility related issues, suggest new products or improve existing products.