Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • Correctional Employees Organization President Comments on Officer Safety Issues

    Lance Lowry, president of the Huntsville Charter of Texas Correctional Employees, has recently spoken out about the need for a safer situation for correctional officers in TDCJ institutions. We talked with him Thursday . .…

  • TDCJ Employee Killed in Accident

    The Huntsville Item reports that a TDCJ employee died Tuesday afternoon after he was thrown from his motorcycle during an accident in Huntsville. TDCJ officials have confirmed that 44-year-old Sgt. James Lerma of Huntsville was…

  • Human Remains Discovered at Raven Nest Golf Club

    The Huntsville Item reports that law enforcement authorities are looking into the discovery of human remains in an area of dense brush and grass Wednesday at the Raven Nest Golf Course. The remains appear to…

  • TDCJ’s Jason Clark Comments on Effects of Flooding on TDCJ Units in the State

    We talked with TDCJ Communications Director Jason Clark Friday about the effects of flooding on TDCJ units in the state. He filled us in on the efforts that had to be undertaken . . .…

  • Offenders to be Transfered From Pack Unit

    Yesterday, TDCJ Director of Public Information, Jason Clark, informed KBTX Channel 3 News that: “Following an order issued by a federal judge last month, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice submitted a plan Thursday afternoon…

  • Two TDCJ Correctional Officers to Serve Time in Jail

    The Huntsville Item reports that two TDCJ correctional officers were sentenced to jail time for official oppression. Alexandra Catrina Kennedy was sentenced to 180 days in jail last week following her pleading guilty to official…

  • Fallen Correctional Staff to be Honored

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) 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…

  • James Bigby Executed Tuesday

    Sixty-one-year-old James Bigby was executed by lethal injection at the Huntsville Unit last night.  He had been found guilty of the 1987 murder of a father and his infant child. Bigby is the fourth TDCJ…

  • James Bigby Set for Execution Tonight

    Sixty-one-year-old James Bigby is set to be executed tonight for the shooting death of Michael Trekell and suffocation of Trekell’s 4-month-old son in in 1987. He confessed that he shot Trekell and suffocated the man’s…

  • John Ray Falk, Jr. Sentenced to Death by Angelina County Jury

    The Huntsville Item reports that 50-year-old John Ray Falk, Jr. was sentenced to death by an Angelina County jury Wednesday morning for his involvement in the murder of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield during an…