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  • How do I find information about Texas Correctional Industries (TCI)?
  • Texas Correctional Industries is a department within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 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's statutory objectives are: 1) to provide work program participants with marketable job skills to help reduce recidivism; and 2) to reduce department costs by providing products and services for the department and sell products and services to other eligible entities on a for-profit basis. For additional information visit TCI’s website.

  • How do I find TCI products and services that are available for purchase?
  • For a complete list of products and services visit the Texas Correctional Industries online catalog at http://www.tci.tdcj.texas.gov/ . Products and services include: garments and cloth products, janitorial supplies, laundry supplies, name plates and easels, park equipment, stainless steel security fixtures and food service equipment, school bus renovation services, tire repairs and retreading, first aid and safety equipment, cardboard boxes and file boxes, dump truck beds and accessories, Texas state flags and red safety flags, bedding, dorm furniture, lounge furniture, office furniture and furniture refinishing services, general printing services, draperies and hardware, traffic control signs, metal security components, property identification stickers, inspection stickers and license plates.

  • How do I determine if my organization is eligible customer to be allowed to purchase TCI products and services?
  • Eligible customers include: city, county, state and federal agencies, public schools, public and private institutions of higher education, public hospitals and political subdivisions. Ineligible entities include, but are not limited to: non-profit corporations, private schools, private hospitals, private enterprise and individuals. Contact Texas Correctional Industries, Customer Service: (936) 437-6048 or Texas Toll Free (800) 833-4302, or e-mail tci@tdcj.texas.gov.

  • How do I order from TCI?
  • To order TCI products or services contact the Texas Correctional Industries Customer Service at (936) 437-6048 or Texas Toll Free (800) 833-4302, or e-mail tci@tdcj.texas.gov.