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Effects of Hurricane Rita still felt one month after storm’s passage

closeup of damaged buildingShe’s long gone, but scores of TDCJ employees stationed in Southeast Texas will forever remember Hurricane Rita as a harrowing, heartbreaking, and humbling storm.

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Life without parole offenders face a lifetime of tight supervision

illustration of hands holding on to cell barsA lifetime of tight supervision awaits offenders sentenced to life without parole in Texas.

In fact, offenders who commit a crime of capital murder after September 1, 2005 and are sentenced to life without parole are not eligible for a less restrictive custody than General Population Level 3 (G3), a level that restricts where they are housed and the jobs they can perform.

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TDCJ freight carriers make women's work out of driving big rigs

Women rig drivers posing in and near truckYou’d never guess what Marla Jones does for a living by looking at her. She’s pretty and petite, weighing less than 125 pounds.

She sure doesn’t look like a truck driver. Neither do her fellow female truckers.

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