Tag Archives: TDCJ

Texas Says Dentures Are Not Required To Eat

Texas Inmates Denied Dentures

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice states that dentures are not medically necessary for inmates unless the inmate is underweight.

Female Visiting Inmate Assaulted By Prison Guard

A Texas prison guard has resigned after a woman visiting an inmate at the Glen Ray Goodman prison in Jasper, Texas was sexually assaulted.

The Most Important Part of a Parole Packet

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 and include examples of each.

State of Texas Spent $7 Million to Not Install Air Conditioning in Prison

The State of Texas spent $7 million to defend their stance in a lawsuit to not install air conditioning in the Wallace Pack Unit.

Advocacy Group Calls for External Oversight of TDCJ

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.

3 Texas Prison Officials Charge with Destroying Evidence at Eastham Unit

Three Texas prison officials have been arrested and charged with attempting to destroy evidence at the Eastham Unit.

Texas Removes Bachelor’s Program for Female Inmates But Not For Male Inmates

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.

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.

Prison Guards Indicted for Planting Evidence

Four former Texas prison guards were indicted on charges of tampering with governmental records and official oppression in connection with the planting of a screwdriver in an inmate's cell.

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.

3 Havens Unit Officers Return To Work After Excessive Force Incident

Three correctional officers returned to work this week after being investigated for use of excessive force stemming from a March 2nd incident.

Another Inmate Dies From Possible Heat Exhaustion

Temperatures in Texas are rising.

An inmate at the Jasper County Jail died this week from possible heat exhaustion.

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.