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The Difference Between Texas Probation and Texas Parole

Parole Officer in Texas

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.


Texas Inmates Graduate! Thank You For Donating Your Caps and Gowns!

Texas Inmates Graduate at Neil Unit

Thanks to the generous donations of our readers, 74 Texas inmates were able to graduate in traditional caps and gowns.


Merry Christmas …and Don’t Forget Those Inside!

We want to wish our readers a Happy Holiday season and to thank you for taking the time to read our articles and buy our books.


Still Time to Order Our Parole Book for Christmas!

How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet

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.


Christmas and Holidays in a Texas Prison

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.


Texas Prison Supervisor Resigns After Inmate Accesses Internet Porn

A Food Services Manager at the Wallace Pack Unit resigned after allegedly allowing an inmate access to pornographic images on a computer.


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 suicide hotline.


Texas Prison Guard Charged With Death Of Inmate

A Texas Corrections Officer in Huntsville has been arrested for the death of an inmate after the inmate spit on him.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Spending Father’s Day in Prison

Father's Day Behind Bars

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.


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.