Frequently Asked Questions
Texas Correctional Industries (TCI)
What is Texas Correctional Industries?
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.
What does Texas Correctional Industries do?
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.
What products and services does Texas Correctional Industries provide?
Texas Correctional Industries
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.
Who is eligible to purchase from TCI?
City, county, state and federal agencies, public schools, public and private institutions of higher education, public hospitals and
political subdivisions are eligible to buy from TCI. Ineligible entitles include, but are not limited to, non-profit corporations,
private schools, private hospitals, private enterprise and individuals.
How do I order from TCI?
To order TCI products
contact a customer service representative, or call
(936) 437-6048 or Texas Toll Free (800) 833-4302.
How do I register as a Texas vendor?
To register as a Texas vendor visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website at