Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • TDCJ Inmate Bus Fire

    Local police radio reported a TDCJ inmate bus caught fire near the Wynne Unit on FM 2821 early this morning. Emergency units responded to the incident, and the inmates were transferred from the bus. Walker…

  • Parole Commissioner Pamela Freeman Indicted

    According to the indictment list sent to us from the Walker County District Attorney’s Office, Pamela Freeman has been indicted for tampering with government records. The Houston Chronicle reports that State Parole Commissioner Freeman allegedly…

  • AFSCME Union Makes Legal Move On TDCJ Prison Climate Issues

    A debate is underway to pressure Texas officials to solve what some feel are inadequate climate standards in the Lone Star state’s prison facilities. Local AFSCME Union president Lance Lowry comments on what’s underway .…

  • Michelle Lyons’ TDCJ Lawsuit Returned To Federal Court

    In a story reported on the Houston Chronicle website, former TDCJ spokesperson Michelle Lyons has been granted a trial in her suit alleging she was a victim of gender discrimination in a demotion in 2011…

  • 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…