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, and provide incarcerated offenders with post-release employment readiness to increase their reentry success.
The Manufacturing & Logistics (M&L) Division is managed by a division director, a deputy director, and four assistant directors that oversee Financial Operations, Programs, Texas Correctional Industries (TCI), and Transportation & Supply. The M&L Division has 55 facilities across the state: 33 TCI facilities, which includes two warehouses, four dedicated training facilities and 18 Transportation & Supply facilities. Coordination oversight of the M&L Division is provided by the chief financial officer.
- Provide offender work program participants with marketable job skills to help reduce recidivism through a coordinated program of job skills training, and documentation of work history.
- Reduce costs to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) by providing quality products and services; and provide products and services for sale, on a for-profit basis, to federal, state and local government agencies and political subdivisions of the state.
- 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, Programs, TCI, and Transportation & Supply.
Financial Operations is comprised of the M&L Information Technology Department, the Financial Support Office (FSO), the M&L Business Office and TCI Customer Service.
M&L Information Technology Department provides automated information services for more than 500 division users. The department maintains the TCI website, administers the TMW dispatch system; and performs troubleshooting related to repairs and maintenance of production software, equipment and peripherals to support facility needs and minimize downtime. In addition, the department provides installation, networking, cabling, and reconfiguring services for administration and field operations across the state.
FSO is located at the Wynne Unit and is the data center for M&L. The FSO is responsible for compiling data from various sources to: produce the monthly TCI Financial Report; produce weekly and monthly warehouse reports, which are used by M&L, TDCJ Agriculture Land & Minerals, and TDCJ Laundry, Food & Supply in a coordinated effort to monitor and manage inventory; and provide information and reports to factories, M&L management and TDCJ administration, which are utilized to make business decisions.
M&L Business Office provides division budget oversight, purchasing approvals and specifications, credit card monitoring, accounts receivable collections, and general accounting.
TCI Customer Service is the center-point for customer contact for receiving and processing customer purchase orders and complaint resolutions; and providing order status, delivery dates, and price quotes.
Programs includes the Offender Work & Training Programs and Planning & Research.
The Offender Work & Training Programs, oversees M&L’s designated training facilities: Daniel Computer Recovery, Ferguson Geographic Information Systems, Wynne Computer Recovery, and Mountain View Braille. Offender Work & Training Programs’ responsibilities are to:
- Develop offender master training plans.
- Document offender participation in on-the-job training (OJT) programs and other training programs.
- Coordinate with the Windham School District to certify OJT programs, create short courses, apprenticeships and vocational courses.
- Collaborate with the TDCJ Correctional Institutions Division, Rehabilitation Programs Division, Reentry and Integration Division, Parole Division, and the Windham School District to provide incarcerated offenders with post-release readiness to increase their reentry success.
- Ensure availability of job history and certifications to released offenders with M&L work experience.
- Utilize Work Against Recidivism (WAR) data to measure post-release employment success.
- Provide oversight of the Prison Industries Enhancement (PIE) Certification Program, and act as the liaison between unit administration and the private business located on a correctional facility and monitors the program to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Planning & Research provides technical support and assistance 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 division publications; conducts legislative impact analysis; coordinates, monitors and oversees various division responsibilities; American Correctional Association – Correctional Industries coordination and compliance; provides staff development support such as division training and coordination of other 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 for sale, on a for-profit basis to city, county, state and federal agencies, public schools, public and private institutions of higher education, public hospitals and political subdivisions. TCI is comprised of five divisions: Furniture, Garment, Graphics, Metal, and Marketing & Distribution. The Furniture Division has four facilities that build a variety of office and institutional furniture and modular systems. 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 signs, stickers, license plates, janitorial supplies, soaps, detergents, and provide printing services. The Metal Division has six facilities that manufacture items such as stainless steel goods, signs, park equipment, dump truck beds and trailers. The Marketing & Distribution Division develops the marketing strategy, participates in events to promote TCI products and services, provides customer service, and operates the Austin and Huntsville showrooms and warehouses.
Transportation & Supply
Transportation and Supply includes two divisions: Fleet & Freight Transportation and Warehousing & Supply.
Fleet & Freight Transportation has four freight terminals and six mechanical operations. The department is responsible for the management and supervision of TDCJ transportation, mechanical needs, planning and forecasting equipment needs, emergency wrecker services for the TDCJ; managing the acquisition and maintenance service of TDCJ passenger vehicles, buses, tractor trucks, trailers and equipment; providing transportation through motor pools or vehicle assignments to TDCJ staff; and overseeing the evaluation of salvage vehicles and trailers. The freight terminals are 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.
Warehousing & Supply has eight facilities and is responsible for managing the annual distribution of consumable goods and supplies, including dry, cold and frozen food, TCI produced goods, Agribusiness, Land & Minerals Division produced goods, and Facilities Division maintenance supplies, while optimizing the TDCJ’s appropriated budget. Warehousing & Supply also oversees the disposal process of salvage vehicles.
For More Information
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Manufacturing & Logistics
P.O. Box 4013
Huntsville, Texas 77342-4013