The on-going staffing shortage at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is slowing down the release of offenders with approved parole.Read More
As dangerous heat bears down on Texas, many Texas inmates have to endure the sweltering heat in non-air-conditioned prison facilities.
Texas Prison system may have to report temperatures inside non-air conditioned prisons to Texas Legislature during the summer months.
The ongoing federal government “shut down” is affecting our federal prisons. The lack of funds is causing a shortage in staffing, cancelled visitations, reduced medical care, and reduced food quality.
A Texas inmate denied adequate medical treatment for a deadly flesh-eating bacteria has filed a lawsuit against TDCJ.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice states that dentures are not medically necessary for inmates unless the inmate is underweight.
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.
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.
A Texas prison guard has resigned after a woman visiting an inmate at the Glen Ray Goodman prison in Jasper, Texas was sexually assaulted.
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.
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.
Female guards have to contend with harassment and abuse from co-workers every day. Reports of lewd comments, inappropriate contact, masturbating, and fear of retaliation all stem from their male coworkers, not from the inmates.
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 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.
On the day the offender is to be paroled, the parolee will be taken to the nearest bus station with a bus voucher. The bus voucher allows the transport company to take the parolee to the bus station nearest the parolee’s approved residence.
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.
While this website was originally conceived to assist people in preparing for parole, we quickly realized decisions made at the very beginning of the incarceration would have effects on the length of the actual time.