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Harris County Jail Installs Free Suicide Hotline For Inmates

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

Texas Lowers Cost of Inmate Phone Calls

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.

2 Prison Guards and 2 Inmates Treated for Heat Exhaustion in Texas

TDCJ reported that two inmates and two prison guards were treated for heat-related illnesses this week during the Texas heat wave.

TDCJ has a Long History of Abuse Allegations

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.

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Galveston County Jail For Inmate Death

No healthcare for Texas inmates.

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.

Over 500 Disciplinary Reports Tossed After Quota System Found at Multiple Texas Prisons

Texas officials dismissed over 500 inmate disciplinary cases after the discovery of an illegal quota implemented at several TDCJ prisons.

Wallace Pack Unit To Install Air Conditioning

A federal judge approved a settlement for a class action lawsuit requiring Texas to install air conditioning in the Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, Texas.

Inmates at Ramsey Unit Illegally Target With Quota System

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.

TDCJ’s Offender Beekeeping Program

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 to Modify Its LGBTQ Inmate Policy

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

Banned Books at Texas Prisons

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

Texas Prison System Experiencing Delays in Mail Delivery

TexasParoleNow.com has learned that many prison units in Texas are experiencing mail delays due to Hurricane Harvey.

Texas Inmates Return to Jester III and Vance Units

Nearly 1,400 inmates that were evacuated due to rising flood water from Hurricane Harvey were returned to Jester III and Vance units in Richmond, Texas

Texas Evacuates More Prisons

The TDCJ announce they would start evacuating prisoners from its Vance and Jester III units due to rising flood waters.