Every state has different rules regarding a felon’s right to vote. Not knowing the right has caused several people in Texas to be sent back to prison. Although the rules are simple, every felon should know them.
Visitation Cancelled at Byrd (F28), Terrell (E2, A3), Willacy (3B) units due to illness for March 31-April 1, 2018
Finding employment on the outside is an important part of being granted parole. The TDCJ’s Reentry and Integration Division helps connect ex-offenders and offenders up for parole with employers looking for qualified applicants based on education, vocational training, certifications, and work experience.
Offenders at TDCJ’s Kyle Unit participate Operation Stitch-A-Smile, crocheting stuffed animals for kids.
Since 2006, TDCJ has utilized 2,500 offenders in their beekeeing program at various prisons across Texas. In 2016, 547 pounds of honey was produced by TDCJ bee hives.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice has agreed to modify its policies regarding the treatment of LGBTQ offenders to comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. The modifications are part of a settlement from a 2014 civil rights by an LGBTQ ex-inmate who alleged she was raped and beaten while incarcerated.
Visit our site for visitation restrictions or cancellations for all Texas prisons for the weekend of March 17-18, 2018.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has banned more than 10,000 books due to security reasons. These books which are banned not by security guards but by mail room employees. It seems these book could be used to help inmates make a weapon, plot an escape, or spark an uprising.
One question that is on the minds of many Texas felons is are they allowed to vote? The answer is “yes”, as long as they meet the qualifications.