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    Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division


    Celeste Byrne
    Director


    The mission of the Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division is to protect the interests of the State of Texas, through ensuring constitutionally safe and sound facilities by means of effective management, an efficient monitoring system, and on-going communication between the Agency and its contracted representatives.

    Overview

    The Division is responsible for oversight and monitoring of contracts for privately operated secure facilities as well as community based facilities, which includes substance abuse treatment services.


    Private Correctional Centers


    There are seven (7) privately operated correctional centers (includes Lockhart Work Program – see below) that house CID minimum custody offenders. These offenders may remain on these facilities as long as they maintain minimum custody status.

    Private State Jail Facilities

    There are five (5) privately operated state jails that house state jail felons as well as CID transfer offenders. State jail felons are incarcerated for a two-year period or less.

    Pre-Parole Transfer Facilities (PPTs)

    There are two (2) privately operated PPT facilities. These facilities provide secure housing for offenders where programming such as life skills, substance abuse education and vocational training is offered to offenders who are within one year of their presumptive parole or mandatory supervision release date.

    Lockhart Work Program

    There is one (1) work program facility. This facility is a special unit operating a Private Sector/Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program (PS/PIECP), commonly referred to as a PIE program. This program is exempt from federal constraints placed on offender-made goods and on the sale of such goods both interstate commerce and to the federal government. Offenders participating in the PIE program agree to pay a percentage of their earned income for room and board, cost of supervision, restitution, crime victim’s compensation, savings and dependent care. Offenders also have the opportunity to participate in educational programs such as adult basic education, GED and life skills. In addition, vocational programs are offered to enhance opportunities to gain meaningful employment upon release to supervision.

    Intermediate Sanction Facilities (ISFs)

    There are two (2) facilities that house intermediate sanction offenders. TDCJ contracts with private operators to operate these facilities which are short term detention facilities for parole or mandatory supervision offenders who have violated the terms of their release agreement. Some of these facilities provide treatment for the offenders.

    Halfway House (HWH)

    There are seven (7) privately operated halfway house facilities. Offenders on parole or mandatory supervision are placed in a halfway house either immediately upon release from the Correctional Institutions Division or Intermediate Sanction Facility or, in specific circumstances, upon referral from field parole staff.

    County Jail Work Release Program

    There are two (2) county jail work release contracts under the oversight of the Private Facility CMOD. These facilities are designated for placement of parole and mandatory supervision offenders either immediately upon release from the TDCJ Correctional Institutions Division, an Intermediate Sanction Facility or upon referral from field parole staff. Offenders who lack family, community resources or who may require closer supervision may be released to the County Jail Work Release Program facility, where their activities are monitored daily. Offenders are eligible to leave the county jail with parole officer approval to attend required counseling, job search workshops, to seek job placement assistance, to attend meetings with their parole officers, or to go to and from work.

    Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities (SAFPF)/In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC)

    There are two (2) contractors who provide SAFPF/IPTC treatment programs on eleven (11) secure facilities. The SAFPF/IPTC program utilizes a Therapeutic Community (TC) model.
    A Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) is an intensive substance abuse treatment program for offenders who are sentenced by a judge as an original condition or modification of community supervision. Additionally, offenders on parole or mandatory supervision who are in need of intensive substance abuse treatment may be placed in a SAFPF as a result of a Board of Pardons and Parole vote.
    The In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC) is an intensive substance abuse treatment program for eligible offenders who are within six months of release and who are identified as needing substance abuse treatment. The Board of Pardons and Parole must vote to place qualified offenders in the therapeutic community program and successful graduates are then released on parole or mandatory supervision.
    Upon completion of a SAFPF or an IPTC program, offenders are placed in a Transitional Treatment Center for up to 90 days, followed by outpatient counseling.

    Transitional Treatment Centers (TTCs)

    Transitional Treatment Centers are privately owned and operated community based facilities that provide substance abuse aftercare treatment to offenders on parole, mandatory supervision or community supervision (probation). There are currently eighteen (18) contracts which provide for twenty-three (23) residential TTCs. Most offenders who have completed the In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC) or Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility (SAFPF) programs are referred to a TTC for aftercare, with a residential stay of up to 90 days.

    State Jail Substance Abuse Program

    There is one (1) contractor who provides substance abuse resource program in six (6) state operated State Jails. Offenders who have been sentenced to a State Jail and meet the eligibility criteria set forth by the TDCJ are eligible to participate. The program consists of a multimodal curriculum to address the needs of offenders in various stages of recovery. The curriculum includes didactic classes, life skills training, transitional planning, and parenting skills. Additionally, support groups such as Winners Circle, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are made available. There are 1,200 treatment beds under contract with the TDCJ.

    Driving While Intoxicated

    There are two (2) contractors who provide DWI treatment programs on two (2) secure facilities. The program is a six-month Correctional DWI Recovery Program that provides a variety of evidence-based educational modules and treatment activities. The multimodal curriculum is delivered through skills training and therapeutic group process.

    For Information on contracting with TDCJ:

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    Contracts and Procurement Department
    Billy Sanders, Director
    Two Financial Plaza, Suite 474
    Huntsville, TX 77340
    Tel: (936) 437-7003

    To Contact the Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division:

    Huntsville Office

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division
    Two Financial Plaza, Suite 300
    Huntsville, TX 77340
    Tel: (936) 437- 2811

    Austin Office:

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division
    4616 W. Howard Lane, #200
    Austin, TX 78728
    Tel: (512) 671-2500
    Last edited by TexasDust; 07-15-2013, 12:43 PM.



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    Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division

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    (revisions as of 7/1/2013)



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