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Thanks to the generous donations of our readers, 74 Texas inmates were able to graduate in traditional caps and gowns.
Donations are being accepted for graduation caps and gowns for 64 graduating inmates at TDCJ’s Neil Unit.
A Food Services Manager at the Wallace Pack Unit resigned after allegedly allowing an inmate access to pornographic images on a computer.
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…
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 an airport.
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 suicide hotline.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice states that dentures are not medically necessary for inmates unless the inmate is underweight.
A Texas Corrections Officer in Huntsville has been arrested for the death of an inmate after the inmate spit on him.
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 reported that two inmates and two prison guards were treated for heat-related illnesses this week during the Texas heat wave.
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.
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.
Three correctional officers returned to work this week after being investigated for use of excessive force stemming from a March 2nd incident.
An inmate at the Jasper County Jail died this week from possible heat exhaustion.
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…
Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the mom inside as well as the kids on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.
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.