Severe weather prompted the evacuation of nearly 6,000 inmates from five prisons, three half-way houses and two treatment facilities in Texas.
Visitation has been cancelled at the Pack, Luther, and Cleveland Units for August 27th due to severe weather.
Texas evacuates Ramsey Terrell, and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon due to rising flood waters from hurricane Harvey.
Visitation has been cancelled at the following units for August 26th and August 27th due to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey: Clemens Connally Darrington Garza East Garza West Gist Glossbrenner Henley Hightower Hospital Galveston Jester I Jester III Jester IV Keagans
Due to a confirmed illness at Willacy County State Jail in Raymondville, Texas inmates are temporarily restricted from receiving visitors on August 26, 2017 and August 27,2017. The Texas Department of Criminal Justices has confirmed at least 24 inmates have tested
Due to a confirmed illness at Lopez State Jail in Edinburg, Texas, all offenders assigned to Z-4 and Z-3 housing areas, are temporarily restricted from receiving visitors on August 26, 2017 and August 27,2017. The Texas Department of Criminal Justices has
A person convicted of a State Jail Felony in Texas can be eligible for Diligent Participation Credit for early release.
With all of Texas under an official heat advisory a federal judge has given state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside the Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, Texas.
A mistrial was declared by a jury in Walker County after deliberating for more than five hours. Jurors could not reach a verdict in the trial of a former state parole official accused of falsifying government documents.
All TDCJ inmates have the right to at least some medical and dental care while in a TDCJ prison.