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July August 2008

Special unit-based training academies help boost staffing levels

For the longest time, Dorothy Wallace wanted to be like her older sister and work as a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. But with three young children at home, the single mother couldn’t leave her hometown of Livingston for nearly six weeks to train for the job at the agency’s regional academy in Huntsville.

From sparrow to eagle, youthful offenders soar in COURAGE program

They start out as sparrows, fledglings of the flock. Over time, they may mature into hawks, gaining self-confidence as they grow. Finally, they can soar as eagles, respected and looked up to as role models by their peers.

After dramatic weight loss, Fit Texan for 2008 a different person

Goree Unit CO V Norman Langwell talks about himself in the past and present tense as if he were two different people. And, indeed, there are two Norman Langwells, a before and an after.

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