Articles Tagged “TDCJ”

  • Restorative Justice Ministries Help Ex-Offenders

    We’ve been talking to you about rehabilitative programs and other facets of TDCJ’s operations through our recent conversations with the agency’s director Bryan Collier. We have also been talking to the Executive Director of the…

  • Offender Programs at TDCJ

    The City of Huntsville is the criminal justice center for the state. We learned several interesting aspects in regard to TDCJ’s operation recently. In talking with the agency’s executive director, Bryan Collier, we asked him,…

  • TDCJ Director Bryan Collier’s Update on TDCJ Pay

    Our guest on “Around Town” over the weekend was TDCJ’s new executive director Bryan Collier. We asked him if he could update us on any possible pay increases ahead for employees . . . .…

  • TDCJ’s Bryan Collier on Number of TDCJ Employees, Facilities and Offenders

    We had the opportunity to talk to TDCJ’s new executive director Bryan Collier recently and asked him to update us on the number of facilities they operate, the number of offenders they house and how…

  • City Council Special Session Today

    The Huntsville City Council will have a workshop today at 1:30 in the City Council Chamber. The Council will meet with Walker County Commissioners, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway…

  • Local AFSCME Union President Against Proposed 4 Percent Cut

    Local AFSCME union President Lance Lowery has expressed his concern recently about a proposed cutback to TDCJ’s budget. He says, “State leadership, governor and lieutenant governor, have called for state agencies to cut back 4…

  • TDCJ Water Proposal Approved by Council

    After much intense discussion at this week’s regular City Council session, councilmembers voted to consider a proposal to TDCJ regarding water rates. City Secretary Lee Woodward explained to councilmembers the motion they would vote on…

  • Falk Trial Hearing on Moving Trial Set for August 15th

    The Huntsville Item reports that on August 15th a hearing will be convened in 278th Judicial District Court where a ruling could be made on where the retrial of TDCJ inmate John Ray Falk, Jr.…

  • Correctional Officer Dies at French Robertson Unit

    Correctional Officer Dies at French Robertson Unit

    Early Saturday morning, TDCJ officials at the French Robertson unit just northeast of Abilene found 55-year-old correctional officer Mari Johnson unresponsive near the kitchen area of the prison. Investigators are considering her death to be…

  • Bryan Collier Named New TDCJ Executive Director

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has a new incoming Executive Director. Bryan Collier, the agency’s Deputy Executive Director, was appointed to the top position by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice during their…