In this issue
Substance abuse treatment programs at TDCJ
The Rehabilitation Programs Division is the treatment coordinating entity of the TDCJ. In facilitating effective treatment delivery, the RPD coordinates with the Parole Division, the Community Justice Assistance Division and the Correctional Institutions Division to provide substance abuse treatment services for individual offenders throughout their entire incarceration and supervision period.
TDCJ mourns loss of Officer Timothy Davison
On Wednesday morning of July 15, Correctional Officer Timothy Davison of the Telford Unit was physically assaulted by an offender while escorting him to his cell. The 47-year-old officer suffered serious injuries in the attack and was transported to Christus St. Michael's Hospital in Texarkana, where he died later in the day.
Governor Abbott appoints three to TBCJ, names chairman
In August, Texas Governor Greg Abbott named the Honorable Dale Wainwright chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice and appointed Tom G. Fordyce and Derrelynn Perryman as TBCJ members, with terms scheduled to expire on February 1, 2021.