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.
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.
An inmate at the Jasper County Jail died this week from possible heat exhaustion.
Visit our site for visitation restrictions or cancellations for all Texas prisons for the weekend of March 17-18, 2018.
Find out the rules when TDCJ allows family members of some inmates to request an inmate transfer to facility closer to their residence.