Texas Prison Supervisor Resigns After Inmate Accesses Internet Porn

A Food Services Manager at the Wallace Pack Unit resigned after allegedly allowing an inmate access to pornographic images on a computer.

Six Inmates Injured After Texas Prison Transport Van Crashes

Six inmates and two Texas law enforcement deputies were injured in an accident after their prison transport van was in was involved in a collision and burst into flames. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the accident happened at the

Transgender Inmate Sues Texas Jail Guards Who Filmed Her in Shower

A transgender woman is suing Texas sheriff, his predecessor and several deputies after she was ordered to show them her genitals, sent to a men's jail, and filmed in the shower following her arrest for possession of a gun at

Harris County Jail Installs Free Suicide Hotline For Inmates

The Harris County Jail is trying a new approach in combating mental health issues after two recent inmate suicides. The Harris County Jail has partnered with The Harris Center, a mental health authority, to provide inmates with free access to a

Texas Says Dentures Are Not Required To Eat

Texas Inmates Denied Dentures

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice states that dentures are not medically necessary for inmates unless the inmate is underweight.

Texas Prison Guard Charged With Death Of Inmate

A Texas Corrections Officer in Huntsville has been arrested for the death of an inmate after the inmate spit on him.

Hodge Unit Approved For Air Conditioning

After a losing a legal battle over extreme heat in Texas prisons, TDCJ announced plans to add air conditioning to the Hodge Unit in East Texas.

Planted Drill Bit Sparks Another Investigation at Texas Prison

A Texas corrections officer at the Ramsey Unit accused of planting drill bits in an inmate's cell sparks a new investigation by OAIG.

Texas Lowers Cost of Inmate Phone Calls

The Texas Board of Criminal Justice approved a decrease to the cost of calls for inmates from .26 cents to .06 cents per minute effective September 1, 2018.

TDCJ Cuts Inmate Health Care Spending in 2020-2021

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has cut the spending on inmate health care in the 2020-2021 budget leaving inmate health care underfunded by more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

Female Visiting Inmate Assaulted By Prison Guard

A Texas prison guard has resigned after a woman visiting an inmate at the Glen Ray Goodman prison in Jasper, Texas was sexually assaulted.

The Most Important Part of a Parole Packet

If you’re a regular reader of this website then you’re likely aware of our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet. In that book, we set out the various parts of a parole packet and include examples of each.

State of Texas Spent $7 Million to Not Install Air Conditioning in Prison

The State of Texas spent $7 million to defend their stance in a lawsuit to not install air conditioning in the Wallace Pack Unit.

Advocacy Group Calls for External Oversight of TDCJ

Citing potential savings, the need to monitor TDCJ staff, and inmate rights, advocacy groups call for an independent oversight of the state's prisons system.