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Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division

Allison Dunbar, Director, PFCMOD
Allison Dunbar
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.

Contact:

Huntsville Office

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

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 (including the Coleman Work Program) that house Correctional Institutions Division (CID) minimum custody offenders. These offenders may remain on these facilities as long as they maintain minimum custody status.

The Coleman Work Program 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.

Private State Jail Facilities

There are three (3) privately operated state jails that house state jail felons as well as CID offenders. State jail felons are incarcerated for a two (2) year period or less.

Residential Reentry Center (RRC)

There are eight (8) privately operated residential reentry centers. Offenders on parole or mandatory supervision are placed in a residential reentry center, either immediately upon release from the CID or Intermediate Sanction Facility or, in specific circumstances, upon referral from field parole staff.

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

There is one (1) contractor who provides SAFPF/IPTC treatment programs on twelve (12) secure facilities. The SAFPF/IPTC programs utilize a modified Therapeutic Community (TC) model.

A 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 Paroles vote.

The IPTC is an intensive substance abuse treatment program for eligible offenders who are within six (6) months of release and who are identified as needing substance abuse treatment. The Board of Pardons and Paroles 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 from sixty (60) days and up to ninety (90) days, followed by outpatient counseling.

Transitional Treatment Centers (TTCs)

TTCs 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 eleven (11) contracts which provide for seventeen (17) residential TTC facility sites. Most offenders who have completed the IPTC or SAFPF programs are referred to a TTC for aftercare, with a residential stay from sixty (60) days and up to ninety (90) days.

State Jail Substance Abuse Program

There is one (1) contractor who provides a substance abuse program on 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 educational classes, life skills training, transitional planning, and parenting skills. Additionally, support groups such as Winners Circle, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are made available.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

There is one (1) contractor who provides DWI treatment programs on three (3) secure facilities. The program is a six (6) 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.

Multi-Use Facility

There is one (1) contractor who owns, operates, and provides various substance abuse treatment services to include DWI, SAFPF, IPTC, ISF Cognitive and ISF Substance Abuse Treatment. This facility has both male and female offenders, including probationers and parolees.

Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF) Cognitive Treatment Program

ISF facilities are short term detention facilities for parole or mandatory supervision offenders who have violated the terms of their release agreement. There is currently one (1) contractor providing treatment at two (2) state operated facilities.