Manufacturing & Logistics Division
The mission of the Manufacturing & Logistics Division is to benefit the state of Texas by maintaining the security of offenders while providing quality service in warehousing operations, freight transportation, the management of TDCJ vehicles, and by providing quality manufactured products and services to the TDCJ, other state agencies and political subdivisions, while providing reentry opportunities for incarcerated offenders.
The Manufacturing & Logistics (M&L) Division is managed by a division director, a deputy director, and three assistant directors that oversee Financial Operations, Texas Correctional Industries (TCI), and Transportation & Supply. TCI has 37 facilities, which includes two warehouses and four training facilities and Transportation & Supply has 18 facilities. Coordination oversight of the M&L Division is provided by the chief financial officer.
- Provide work program participants with marketable job skills.
- Manufacture and provide quality products to the TDCJ.
- Reduce TDCJ costs by providing quality products and services for sale, on a for-profit basis, to other eligible entities.
- Procure, maintain, and monitor all TDCJ vehicles and related equipment.
- Warehouse goods and supplies.
- Transport goods for the TDCJ.
The division consists of Financial Operations, Planning & Research, TCI, and Transportation & Supply.
Financial Operations is comprised of the M&L Information Technology Department, the Financial Support Office (FSO), and the M&L Business Office. The M&L Information Technology Department provides automated information services, maintains the TCI website, administers the TMW dispatch system and assists more than 500 division users, both in the field and through remote access. The FSO is located at the Wynne Unit and is the data center for TCI. The FSO is responsible for compiling massive amounts of data to produce the monthly TCI Financial Report. The FSO also provides information to factories, M&L management, and TDCJ administration, which is utilized to make sound business decisions. The M&L Business Office provides division budget oversight, purchasing approvals and specifications, credit card monitoring, accounts receivable collections, TCI customer service, JD Edwards data controls, and general accounting.
Planning & Research
Planning & Research provides support to the division. The department compiles and provides accurate and consistent information about the division for various publications, presentations and webpages, coordinates the development and maintenance of division policies, develops division publications, conducts legislative impact analysis, coordinates and monitors various division responsibilities, acts as the American Correctional Association – Correctional Industries coordinator for the division, provides technical assistance when needed, and coordinates division training needs.
Texas Correctional Industries
Texas Correctional Industries Website
TCI was established in 1963 with the passage of Senate Bill 338, the Prison Made Goods Act. TCI manufactures goods and provides services to city, county, state and federal agencies, public schools, public and private institutions of higher education, public hospitals and political subdivisions. TCI includes six divisions: Garment, Graphics, Furniture, Metal, Marketing & Distribution and Offender Work & Training Programs. The Garment division has 14 facilities that manufacture items such as shirts, pants, coats, shoes, sheets, pillows, and mattresses. The Graphics division has seven facilities that create items including signs, stickers, printed materials, janitorial supplies, soaps, detergents, and license plates. The Furniture division has four facilities that build a variety of office and institutional furniture and modular systems. The Metal division has six facilities that manufacture items such as stainless steel goods, signs, park equipment, dump beds and trailers. The Marketing & Distribution division develops the marketing strategy, organizes TCI’s participation in conventions, handles customer service, and maintains the Austin and Huntsville showrooms and warehouses. The Offender Work & Training Programs division oversees M&L’s designated training facilities: Daniel Computer Recovery, Ferguson Geographic Information Systems, Wynne Computer Recovery, and Mt. View Braille. The division is responsible for:
- Developing offender master training plans.
- Documenting offender participation in on-the-job (OJT) programs and other training programs.
- Coordinating with the Windham School District to certify OJT programs, create short courses, apprenticeships and vocational courses.
- Administering the Work Against Recidivism (WAR) program, coordinating with the Parole Division and the Texas Workforce Commission to assist offenders in obtaining employment upon release from the TDCJ.
TCI management provides oversight of the Prison Industries Enhancement (PIE) Certification Program. A program supervisor acts as the liaison between unit administration and a private business located on a correctional facility and monitors the program to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Transportation & Supply
Transportation and Supply includes three divisions: Fleet, Freight Transportation, and Warehousing & Supply.
Fleet has four facilities and is responsible for the management and supervision of TDCJ transportation and mechanical operations, planning and forecasting equipment needs, and managing the acquisition and maintenance service of TDCJ vehicles, trailers, and equipment. Fleet provides transportation through motor pools or vehicle assignments to TDCJ staff and oversees the disposal of salvage vehicles.
Freight Transportation has four terminals and two diesel mechanic shops and is responsible for transporting goods, planning the shipping and distribution requirements for the TDCJ, providing safety education training for employees and offenders, and coordinating the transportation and receipt of goods with customers. Freight Transportation also provides offender transport bus maintenance services and emergency wrecker services for the TDCJ.
Warehousing & Supply has eight facilities and is responsible for managing the annual distribution of supplies, including dry, cold and frozen food, TCI produced goods, Agribusiness, Land & Minerals Division produced goods, Facilities Division construction and maintenance supplies, and general consumable goods, while optimizing the TDCJ’s appropriated budget.
For More Information
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Manufacturing & Logistics
P.O. Box 4013
Huntsville, Texas 77342-4013