Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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Name: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Correctional officer screenings set

TDCJ recruiter will see applicants on July 15, July 29 at Smith UnitSaturday, July 12, 2014 6:00 AMCorrectional officer applicants will be screened at the Smith Unit in Lamesa this Tuesday, July 15, and on Tuesday, July 29, by a TDCJ (Texas Department ... [Published Lamesa Press Reporter - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Phyllis Louise Thompson

, 60, of Palestine, Texas, passed away Tuesday morning July 8, 2014 at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler, Texas.Mrs. Thompson was born in Lamesa, Texas on Nov. 5, 1953.She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur L. Davis; mother, Mary L. Davis; ... [Published Palestine Herald - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Nancy Tanner creates judicial transition team

The apparent next Potter County judge announced Friday she has formed a transition team to smooth and speed her move into the office Jan. 1.Nancy Tanner, who won the Republican primary and doesn’t face a Democrat in the Nov. 4 election, said she wants ... [Published Amarillo Globe News - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Reports of Scorching Temperatures, Inhumane Treatment at Ector County Correctional Center

Anum VallianiNewsWest 9ECTOR COUNTY - For those critical of the rights of prisoners, the nearly 200 people at the Ector County Correctional Center are not convicted criminals. They're citizens awaiting a hearing. And now some of their loved ones are concerned ... [Published KWES NewsWest 9 - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Police pull robbery suspect out of East Texas lake

Erika Jo Guill (Source: Henderson County Sheriff's Office) HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -A robbery in Henderson County led police on a manhunt that ended when police pulled one of the suspects out of Cedar Creek Lake.Henderson County sheriff's deputies ... [Published KLTV 7 - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Midland Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty for Shooting Neighbor's Dog

MIDLAND - A Midland man will face no jail time for shooting his neighbor's dog.Stanley Atnipp was accused of shooting his neighbor's dog and threatening the neighbors in 2012.He stood trial over the last several days.According to Midland County District ... [Published CBS 7 - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

UPDATED: Victims identified from Monday’s shooting incident in Coldspring

The victims in Monday’s double-fatality shooting incident in Coldspring have been identified as Johnny Ray McHenry, 36, and Rodney Leon Youngblood, 56, both of Coldspring.The bodies of the two men were found at a mobile home on Lynn St. around 4:15 p ... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Timeline: A History of Lethal Drug Use in Texas

[embedded content]This video provides a look at the Texas execution chamber inside the Huntsville Unit. The images were provided to The Texas Tribune by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice because news photographers are not allowed inside.For nearly ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Several pleas entered in 32nd Judicial District Court

Several people have recently entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.Isaiah Zachary Gongora pleaded guilty to indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. He was sentenced to 10 years of community supervision. He was ... [Published Sweetwater Reporter - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Bell County jailer arrested, charged

BELTON — A Bell County Sheriff’s Department jailer was arrested and charged with having an improper sexual relationship with a woman who was an inmate, according to a Bell County press release.Bell County Jail Administrator Nancy Botkin received information ... [Published Killeen Daily Herald - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Texas has nowhere but prison for most mentally ill convicts

On the top floor of the Liberty County courthouse, in the 75th District Court, Thursday morning, July 3, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Poston had the unhappy responsibility of performing some of the state’s dirty work.He represented the state on ... [Published River Oaks Examiner - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 3 reports

Texas inmates sue for air conditioning

NAVASOTA, Texas, June 20 (UPI) -- Civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of prison inmates who say their Houston-area prison needs air conditioning during the summer.The lawsuit, filed by Austin lawyer Jeff Edwards, asks that the temperature ... [Published UPI - Jun 20 2014]

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"I feel like its cruel and unusual punishment and I don't think that's right," she said. "It is hotter in that waiting room than it is outside, and I guarantee you that if you go speak to any of the family members that have been to any of those visitations, they'll tell you the exact same thing."
As Kilgore also points out, the biggest supplier of electronic monitors is "also one of the giants of the private prisons sector, the GEO Group" which, in 2011 alone "pulled in earnings of just over $1.6 billion." In short, containing people is profitable...
Statewide, there are not enough air-conditioned beds to accommodate "even the prisoners with serious medical conditions who are at greater risk" the lawsuit said

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Correctional officer screenings set [Published Lamesa Press Reporter - Jul 12 2014]
Phyllis Louise Thompson [Published Palestine Herald - Jul 12 2014]
Nancy Tanner creates judicial transition team [Published Amarillo Globe News - Jul 12 2014]
Reports of Scorching Temperatures, Inhumane Tre... [Published KWES NewsWest 9 - Jul 11 2014]
Police pull robbery suspect out of East Texas lake [Published KLTV 7 - Jul 10 2014]
Lufkin man accepts plea deal of 10 years in pri... [Published KTRE - Jul 10 2014]
Midland Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty for ... [Published CBS 7 - Jul 10 2014]
Staff changes, additions at The Sealy News [Published Sealy News Online - Jul 10 2014]
UPDATED: Victims identified from Monday’s shoot... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Jul 09 2014]
Dodging Decarceration: The Shell Game of 'Getti... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 09 2014]
Several pleas entered in 32nd Judicial District... [Published Sweetwater Reporter - Jul 08 2014]
Bell County jailer arrested, charged [Published Killeen Daily Herald - Jul 08 2014]
Timeline: A History of Lethal Drug Use in Texas [Published The Texas Tribune - Jul 08 2014]
Texas has nowhere but prison for most mentally ... [Published River Oaks Examiner - Jul 07 2014]
no headline provided in file [Published TH Online - Jul 05 2014]
Two enter pleas [Published Sweetwater Reporter - Jul 05 2014]
DPS catch most wanted sex offender in Houston [Published KETKNBC - Jul 04 2014]
An Appropriations Act Amendment Whose Time Hasn... [Published Brown Rudnick - Jul 03 2014]
Houston man shot, killed leaving parole office [Published CW39 NewsFix - Jul 02 2014]
1 of 4 men involved in Hudson gang rape agrees ... [Published KTRE - Jul 01 2014]
Jerry G. Howard [Published Palestine Herald - Jul 01 2014]
Inmates doing thyme: Food gardening a growing t... [Published News-Journal - Jul 01 2014]
‘Spider’ seeks further appeals [Published OA Online - Jul 01 2014]
Houston needs a civilian review board – but Tex... [Published San Francisco Bay View - Jun 30 2014]
Policy Harming Muslim Inmates Kept Intact [Published Courthouse News Service - Jun 26 2014]
CSPD: Woman Pulled Gun on Man in Kroger Parking... [Published KBTX.com - Jun 25 2014]
TDCJ takes a small step to address the heat pro... [Published Star-Telegram - Jun 25 2014]
Inmates sue over sweltering Texas prisons [Published MySanAntonio - Jun 24 2014]
Blackwell defense seeks new evaluation [Published Waller County News Citizen - Jun 24 2014]
Prison crime holds steady as population declines [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Jun 23 2014]
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Texas Reverses Course on Government Transparency [Published Burnt Orange Report - May 30 2014]
Yesterday, the Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott issued an order that defends secrecy at the expense of open government - reversing the position his office took in multiple prior opinions over the last six years.  In so doing, the Attorney General's ...
Official: Texas Can Keep Lethal Drug Source Secret [Published TIME.com - May 29 2014]
DALLAS — Texas’ prison system doesn’t have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general said Thursday, marking a reversal by the state’s top prosecutor on an issue being challenged in several death penalty states. More Naked ...
The Great American Chain Gang [Published TAPPED - May 28 2014]
Laurie Hazen has bad taste in men. “They’re my downfall,” the 41-year-old jokes in her Massachusetts accent. “I have to really stay single.” An ex-boyfriend first introduced her to prescription drugs, she says, a habit she maintained through the course ...
Lethal Injection Execution Halted in Texas [Published TIME.com - May 13 2014]
With only two hours to spare, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday to delay the execution of Texas inmate Robert James Campbell. The 41-year-old inmate, who is on death row for murder and rape, would have received the first lethal injection since ...
Court Blocks Texas Execution Of Intellectually ... [Published Think Progress - May 13 2014]
CREDIT: AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice Just hours before Texas was set to execute a man who challenged the death sentence both because the drug’s source was secret, and because he was intellectually disabled, a federal appeals court ...
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