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Huntsville Man Receives Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award

Arnold Ortiz of Huntsville, Texas was presented the TDCJ Employee Volunteer Award during the Governor’s 2018 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award program today. The award was presented by Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Dale Wainwright and TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier during a ceremony held in Austin. “Each of ...

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TDCJ Hurricane Harvey Update

TDCJ released the following update regarding operations following Hurricane Harvey:   Offenders from the Ramsey, Stringfellow, and Terrell units remain housed at other facilities. All three units have been cleared for repopulation pending clean-up, except that the Terrell unit trusty camp will require repairs prior to repopulation. The city of ...

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TDCJ: Volunteer Activities Suspended at Select Units

by TDCJ staff As of Friday, September 1, 2017 through Monday, September 11, 2017, volunteer activities will not occur at the following facilities due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey: Gist, Goodman, Henley, Hightower, Jester I, Jester III, Jester IV, LeBlanc, Lewis, Plane, Ramsey, Scott, Stiles, Stringfellow, Terrell, and Vance.  You are encouraged to contact unit administration prior to your next ...

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Update: TDCJ Evacuations Complete

by Texas Department of Criminal Justice staff Nearly 6,000 TDCJ offenders have been evacuated from 5 units as the Brazos River continues to rise to historic levels. The Vance and Jester 3 Units near Sugar Land were evacuated Monday night. The evacuation was completed on Tuesday morning and affected approximately ...

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TDCJ Evacuating 2 Additional Units

Two additional prisons will be evacuated as the Brazos River continues to rise to historic levels. The Vance and Jester 3 Units in Richmond will be evacuated beginning Monday night. The evacuation will affect approximately 1,400 inmates assigned to the two facilities. The offenders are being transported by TDCJ buses, and are ...

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TDCJ Announces Evacuation of 3 Units

4,500 offenders being transported to units in East Texas Officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced on Saturday that the Ramsey, Terrell, and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon will be evacuated as the Brazos River continues to rise because of considerable rainfall from Hurricane Harvey. The units will be ...

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TDCJ Cancels Volunteer Activities as Hurricane Approaches

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice today notified volunteers at that, effective immediately, volunteer activities a number of facilities across southern and southeastern Texas are temporarily cancelled. Volunteers are encouraged to contact specific unit administration prior to their next visit. Clemens Connally Darrington Garza East Garza West Gist Glossbrenner Henley ...

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New TDCJ Deputy Executive Director Selected

Mendoza Named Deputy Executive Director of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Oscar Mendoza has been selected as the new Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mendoza brings more than 37 years experience with the agency to the new position. He will assume the role August 1st. ...

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TDCJ Continues Cancellations of Volunteer Activities due to Weather

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has announced the cancellation of additional volunteer activities at the following units from Monday, June 6 through Monday, June 13, 2016 due to predicted flooding: Clemens Wynne Eastham Polunsky Ferguson Goree Jester – I Jester – III Michael Vance Stiles Darrington Hightower Powledge Stringfellow ...

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TDCJ Cancels Volunteer Services at Multiple Units due to Flooding

On Friday the Texas Department of Criminal Justice sent out notices that volunteer activities on the following units are cancelled this weekend for the following units: Clemens Wynne Eastham Polunsky Ferguson Goree Jester – I Vance Jester – III Michael Stiles Darrington Hightower Powledge Stringfellow Terrell Ramsey Volunteers were notified ...

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