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TDCJ Canning Plant

Terrell McCombs, TBCJ vice-chairmanBy utilizing a variety of functional areas within the agency, TDCJ's canning plant and edible crops program provide a cost-effective way to help meet offender food requirements.

Executive director's legislative update

TDCJ executive director Bryan CollierThe House and Senate versions of the general appropriation bill provide a good starting point for further discussion with Senate Finance and House Appropriations committees regarding the agency's budget for the next two fiscal years.

Linthicum becomes ACA president at 2017 Winter Conference

TDCJ Health Services Division Director Dr. Lannette Linthicum.In January, TDCJ Health Services Division Director Dr. Lannette Linthicum was sworn in as the 105th president of the American Correctional Association.

TDCJ staff presentations at 2017 ACA Winter Conference

American Correctional Association logo; ACA Founded 1870.TDCJ staff participate in the American Correctional Association's 2017 Winter Conference in San Antonio.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 2 to 8

The theme for this year's National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place from April 2 to 8, is "Strength. Resilience. Justice."

national crime victims' rights week banner, april 2-8, 2017

Legislative Budget Board reports on population growth,
recidivism, cost-per-day

graphic art of generic population graph chart.The Legislative Budget Board has released three reports relating to criminal justice system population, recidivism and costs per day projections.

RID hosts job fair for released offenders

photo of ex-offender meeting with TDCJ representative at a job fair held in Ft. WorthThe job fair was a collaborative effort by TDCJ's Reentry and Integration Division, the Cornerstone Assistance Network, the Tarrant County Reentry Coalition, and the Reentry First-Stop Center for Tarrant County.

ERS Board of Trustees election voting begins March 10

image of ERS logo. Employees Retirement System of Texas.The voting period to elect an ERS Board Trustee begins March 10 and ends April 14.

HealthSelect transitions to BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas
on September 1

blue cross blue shield logoThe ERS of Texas Board of Trustees has selected BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas as HealthSelect plan administrator effective September 1.

Austin hosts annual Statewide Reentry Conference

7th annual statewide reentry conference logo with texas flag imageTDCJ staff provide professional insight at the 7th Annual Statewide Reentry Conference in Austin.


January/February 2017

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