Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • 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,…

  • New Judge Appointed for Falk Trial

    A new judge has been appointed in the capital murder case of TDCJ inmate John Ray Falk Jr., who is accused of being an accomplice in the murder of TDCJ officer Susan Canfield during a…

  • Senior Center in Need of Repairs

    At Commissioners Court Monday morning, Walker County Senior Center Board President Rachel Williford gave a comprehensive presentation of the issues at the center and ways in which those issues can be remedied. After passing along…

  • AFSCME Union Seeks Pay Raise

    Just this last week Lance Lowery, president of the AFSCME Union for correctional employees, testified before the Texas House Select Committee on Appropriations that if his members didn’t get a cost of living raise the…

  • 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…