There are nearly 11,000 offenders with past military service incarcerated in TDCJ. Promoting and establishing programs to address the needs of those who served our military and are now under TDCJ's supervision, while ensuring they receive proper treatment and referrals, is essential to improving the lives of our offender veterans.
TDCJ Supports Veterans >>
There was continued discussion regarding unfunded liabilities and their potential impact on the state pension funds during the May 20 meeting of the Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees. TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston, who was one of several state agency heads asked to participate in panel discussions regarding the pension system, said the ERS is looking ahead to when the 84th Texas Legislature will convene in January 2015 and trying to build support for action that will further strengthen the long-term fiscal health of the pension funds.
Retirement system update >>
During National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, July 13 to 19, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will recognize the dedicated men and women who supervise offenders in the community for their commitment to offender rehabilitation and public safety.
Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week July 13 to 19 >>
The 15th Annual Fallen Officers' Memorial Ceremony was held at the Texas Prison Museum on May 8 to honor the memory of officers and employees lost in the line of duty. This service, and similar ones held at units throughout the state, serves as a special time set aside to honor each fallen employee and reflect upon the impact each has had on their co-workers and family members.
Fallen officers remembered >>
The Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery received a Historic Texas Cemetery marker during a dedication ceremony held on May 5 in Huntsville. The twenty-two-acre burial ground is located one mile from the Huntsville Walls Unit and is the final resting place for more than three thousand offenders who died while incarcerated.
TDCJ's Byrd Cemetery awarded Texas historical marker >>