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TEXAS SECOND CHANCE
In this partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), non-violent prison inmates are given a “second chance” to develop job skills and give back to their communities. Inmates help sort through thousands of pounds of incoming donations each week. The inmates learn skills such as forklift operation and warehouse inventory that they can take with them to the job market upon release.
In 2007, TDCJ offenders statewide worked 106,593 hours and handled 93,926,405 pounds of product at eight food banks in the state.