Posts Tagged ‘ TDCJ ’

What is the difference between state jail and county jail in Texas?

Dec 21st, 2010 | By

This sounds like a good answer to that question, from a former correctional officer named Bill G on a blog called INYO County Sheriff Talks. December 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm A state jail facility is run by, or under contract to, the Texas Dept of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). A state jail facility is really

Prison Legal News Sues Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice for Censoring Books

Nov 17th, 2009 | By

(Prison Legal News is an independent national publication that covers both prison and jail news/issues. Some jail and prison administrators in Texas have tried to block inmates from receiving it, despite that being unconstitutional. In 2007, PLN won a suit against Dallas County Jail which had tried to ban newspapers and magazines for inmates. Prison