Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • 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 . . . . Sedalco President Tom Kader attended Commissioners’…

  • TDCJ Drops Three-Drug Combination for Executions

    TDCJ is changing the way they do executions. Texas prison officials announced Tuesday that they would use pentobarbital in their execution procedure instead of the usual three-drug combination. TDCJ says it has run out of…

  • TDCJ Director of Public Information Michelle Lyons Resigns

    Former director for public information for TDCJ, Michelle Lyons, has resigned and filed a suit against TDCJ. Lyons filed suit against the agency claiming gender discrimination following her demotion from director of public information to…