Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • Execution Date Set for Jerry Duane Martin

    An execution date for 43-year-old Jerry Duane Martin, who was found guilty of the 2007 murder of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield during an escape, has been set for December 3rd by District Judge John…

  • Representative Otto & Senator Schwertner Speak at Library Monday

    State Representative John Otto and State Senator Charles Schwertner spoke to a meeting of local Republicans in a meeting open to the public Monday night at the Huntsville Public Library. They covered a number of…

  • Follow-up on AFSCME President Lance Lowry’s Austin Press Conference

    Thursday morning, local AFSCME correctional employees union President Lance Lowry held a press conference in Austin along with the Texas Civil Rights Project Group in regard to lack of climate control or air conditioning in…

  • SHSU High Potential Employee Leadership Academy Getting Underway

    Eighteen SHSU, TDCJ, and Huntsville Memorial Hospital employees will spend the next nine months developing their leadership potential as the first group for the university’s High Potential Employee Leadership Academy. The new participants went through…

  • TDCJ Running Out of Pentobarbital

    TDCJ says it will run out of pentobarbital, the drug used in lethal injections to carry out Texas’ death penalty, next month. TDCJ Public Information Officer Jason Clark says alternative drugs and sources are being…

  • Local AFSCME Union President Raises Issues on Pay Raises

    AFSCME local union president for TDCJ correctional officers Lance Lowery says their “pay raises were disproportionate to the amount of revenue that was being brought in by the state.” He added, “Other areas that were…

  • Shooter Training Exercise on SHSU Campus Tuesday

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Office of Inspector General along with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Huntsville Police Department, and Sam Houston State University Police Department participated in Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training…

  • John Ray Falk, Jr. to Be Tried in Brazos County Again

    June 25th, 46-year-old TDCJ prison inmate John Ray Falk, Jr., accused of being a party to capital murder in the 2007 death of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield, will return to the Brazos County Courthouse…

  • 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…

  • Beeville Correctional Officers Charged

    Following an investigation of corruption in TDCJ’s Beeville unit, thirteen former TDCJ correctional officers have been charged with racketeering and other crimes for allegedly accepting bribes while at work to smuggle in cell phones, drugs,…