Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • Judge Keeling Declares Mistrial in Falk Case

    Monday in Bryan, 278th District Judge Kenneth Keeling declared a mistrial in the capital murder case of John Ray Falk Jr. He said the jury had been out too long to be impartial. In December,…

  • Falk Trial to Resume Monday

    The capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr., accused of being an accomplice in the death of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield during an escape in 2007, is scheduled to resume Monday in Bryan.…

  • Court of Criminal Appeals Makes Decision on Falk Trial Issue

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted the Walker County District Attorney’s office request to amend jury instructions in the John Ray Falk, Jr capital murder trial.  The legal matter will be sent back…

  • Still No Decision from Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Falk Trial Issue

    Wednesday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which has delayed the capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr. for over a month, failed to discuss a writ of mandamus filed by the Walker County…

  • TDCJ’s Jason Clark Comments on Inmate Transfers & Officer Shortages

    TDCJ has started transferring inmates from a couple of units, Lamesa and Colorado City in the Panhandle, to other prisons in the state because of a shortage of correctional officers–especially in the remoter parts of…

  • Falk Capital Murder Trial Delayed

    The capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr., accused as an accomplice in a 2007 prison escape which resulted in the death of TDCJ officer Susan Canfield, has been delayed again. The 10th Court…

  • Falk Trial Delayed until Friday

    In Bryan, John Ray Falk Jr’s capital murder trial has been delayed until Friday following the state’s granting relief in the trial proceedings by the 10th Court of Appeals. Falk is accused of being an…

  • Closing Arguments Scheduled for Falk Trial Today

    The court will hear closing arguments today in John Ray Falk Jr.’s capital murder trial as the state rested its case Monday in Bryan. Falk is accused of being an accomplice in the 2007 murder…

  • Falk Trial Jury Hears Medical Testimony

    Friday, the final witness testified in a Bryan courtroom in the capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr. who is accused in the murder of former TDCJ corrections officer Susan Canfield during an escape…

  • Local AFSCME Union President Lowery on Need for TDCJ Raises

    Local AFSCME correctional employee union president Lance Lowery contacted us recently about some concerns the organization has for TDCJ understaffing and safety. Lowery told us, “On October 1st, we had asked for the governor to…