Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • 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…

  • Jury Selection for John Ray Falk, Jr. Trial Begins October 15th in Bryan

    Jury selection for the capital murder trial of TDCJ inmate John Ray Falk, Jr., accused of killing correctional officer Susan Canfield during a 2007 escape, begins October 15th in Bryan. Falk made his final appearance…

  • First Execution Using Single Drug

    At 6:37 last night, 33-year-old Yokamon Hearn became the first TDCJ Death Row inmate to be executed by a single drug. According to reports, he did not appear to have any unusual reaction to the…

  • Commissioners Move Ahead on New County Jail

    Monday morning, Walker County Commissioners moved forward in their efforts to build a new Walker County Jail. We talked with County Purchasing Agent Linda McKenzie . . . . [audio:http://ksam1017.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/JAIL1-7-16-12.mp3|titles=JAIL#1-7-16-12] Sedalco President Tom Kader attended…