Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • TDCJ Schedules Hiring Seminar

    Current hiring opportunities and career benefits for Correctional Officers with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be presented at a hiring seminar on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gib Lewis…

  • Navasota Inmates Suing TDCJ

    In a story out of Navasota, four inmates at the Wallace Pack Unit there have filed suit in federal court against TDCJ, Warden Roberto Herrera and TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston. The lawsuit claims TDCJ…

  • Highway 75 North Accident Update

    A major accident occurred this morning on Highway 75 North north of Sutterfield Lane. DPS Sergeant Stephen McNeil reports that the head-on collision resulted in two fatalities. Dead are 47-year-old Carise Ashworth, a female employee…

  • Convicted Murderer Robert Campbell Receives Stay of Execution

    Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of execution for Robert Campbell. The stay was based on claims that he is mentally impaired. Campbell was found guilty of taking the life of…

  • Fallen Correctional Staff To Be Honored

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will honor the service of its correctional staff, and remember all those who have lost their lives in the line of duty with a memorial service scheduled at 10:30…

  • Prison Escapee Is Extradited Back to Texas

    After being on the run for nearly 16 years, Texas prison escapee Jose Juan Salaz is back on Texas soil. US Marshals escorted Salaz from Mexico and landed Thursday afternoon at George Bush Intercontinental Airport…

  • UT Study Recommends Air Conditioning for TDCJ Units

    A new study by the UT Law School’s Human Rights Clinic recommends that TDCJ should air condition all of their state-run prisons because environmental conditions during the summer subjects inmates and correctional officers to unhealthy…

  • Accident on Highway 19 Wednesday Afternoon

    Wednesday afternoon, a TDCJ van transporting Ellis Unit inmates from a maintenance crew was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 19 North near Riverside in Walker County. Two inmates were life-flighted to Houston’s Memorial…

  • TDCJ Offers Hiring Bonus

    Just recently, TDCJ raised the incentive to attract new correctional officers for their facilities plagued with staffing issues. Executive Director Brad Livingston gave his approval to raising the recruiting bonus to $4,000 for new officers…

  • HIV Study Reports Higher Rates in County

    According to a study in the May 2013 issue of “The Professional Geographer,” areas surrounding TDCJ prison facilities report higher HIV rates than those that don’t have the facilities. The study found that in ZIP…