Understand the difference between probation and parole. Both are an alternative to prison. Probation occurs prior to prison while parole is early release from prison.
35-year-old man pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m. at Allred Unit with injuries consistent with a physical altercation.
Thanks to the generous donations of our readers, 74 Texas inmates were able to graduate in traditional caps and gowns.
Former Texas prison official pleads guilty to third-degree felony tampering charge for planting screwdrivers in an inmate’s cell, receives no jail time.
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Beginning in the Spring of 2019, the Texas prison system will start providing inmates with missing teeth 3D-printed dentures.
The one thing that prisoners have is plenty of time and not enough to do to fill it. In addition, the holiday season is particularly hard since it really drives home the fact they are missing from their loved ones.
Now that Turkey Day is over, everyone is now busy shopping with the retailers playing Christmas music, decorating their stores, and doing everything possible to get you into the holiday spirit but inside the prisons it is just another endless stretch of sad days for most of the prisoners, missing their family and trying to find a way to prevent boredom until they are released.
A Food Services Manager at the Wallace Pack Unit resigned after allegedly allowing an inmate access to pornographic images on a computer.
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.
If you’re a regular reader of this website then you’re likely aware of our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet. In that book, we set out the various parts of a parole packet…
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.
Father’s Day should be a day to celebrate the love and sacrifice many fathers make for their family. However, there are some fathers spend who cannot celebrate. They are spending father’s day in prison.
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.
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.
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.
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.