Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • 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…

  • Former TDCJ Escapee Dies

    Officials from TDCJ say an inmate, who escaped and evaded capture for a week in 2009, has died of apparent natural causes. Fifty-three-year-old Arcade Comeaux told officials in the Clements Unit in Amarillo that he…

  • Advanced Emergency Management Training Given Locally in October

    October 21st through 23rd, employees from the City, Walker County, SHSU, HISD, and TDCJ participated in advanced emergency management training, created by FEMA, at the Walker County Storm Shelter. Texas A&M Forest Service facilitated the…

  • Pentobarbital Source for TDCJ Revealed

    In response to a Freedom of Information request from the Associated Press, TDCJ has made documents available which show they bought eight vials of the execution drug pentobarbital in September through a Houston suburban compounding…

  • Arturo Diaz Executed Thursday Night

    Thirty-seven-year-old Arturo Diaz was executed last night in Huntsville for a murder committed 14 years ago in which the bound victim was stabbed over 90 times and robbed. It was the 13th lethal injection in…