By 2020, TDCJ will eliminate all bachelor's degree programs for female inmates. Male inmates can still participate in bachelor's and master's programs along with 21 different job certifications.
Four former Texas prison guards were indicted on charges of tampering with governmental records and official oppression in connection with the planting of a screwdriver in an inmate's cell.
A federal lawsuit was filed against Galveston County Jail and their private healthcare provider for not providing the necessary medical care at the jail resulting in inmate deaths.
Texas officials dismissed over 500 inmate disciplinary cases after the discovery of an illegal quota implemented at several TDCJ prisons.
Three correctional officers returned to work this week after being investigated for use of excessive force stemming from a March 2nd incident.
Texas Prison Guards Planting Evidence and Quota System This is part 2 of a two-part series on pay for Texas prison guards and the illegal quota system. View Part 1 of the series here. Illegal Quota System at the Ramsey Unit Recently,
Texas Prison Guards Pay and Vacancies This is part one a two-part series on pay for Texas prison guards and the illegal quota system. Increase in Pay for Prison Guards The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced back in February
Texas authorities are investigating dozens of disciplinary reports against inmates at the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, Texas after a report of a quota system that required correctional officers to write up prisoners or face disciplinary actions.