Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • TDCJ Seeking Pay Boost For Correctional & Parole Officers

    In an effort to improve correctional officer and parole officer issues, TDCJ is seeking a pay boost. We talked with TDCJ’s Director of Public Information Jason Clark . . . . The boost in salary…

  • TDCJ Will Continue Lethal Injection Protocol

    TDCJ has responded to the media that they do not plan to change their lethal injection procedures despite the issues with an execution in Arizona. According to a published report, a recent execution of a…

  • 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…