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Post Legislative Session update

2012 calendarEditor's note: The regular session of the 82nd Texas Legislature concluded on Monday, May 30, 2011. TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston recently answered questions about how decisions made during the session will impact the agency and its employees.



Legislative action on pay, benefits and retirement

Former Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Allan B. Polunsky and Correctional Officer V Robert GriffisWhen the 82nd Texas Legislature convened in January 2011, there was much speculation that substantial reductions in employee pay and benefits could be among the measures taken to help balance the state's budget.


Street supervision in our communities

scales of justice graphicWhen you hear the term "security" associated with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, instinctively you think of prisons, but security's true meaning is much broader and includes the vital role of street supervision. In recognition of National Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week scheduled for July 17-23 of this year, this bulletin focuses on community supervision and parole in the Texas criminal justice system.


Thin Client computer systems carry weight

Jeri CorneliusA little black box called a "Thin Client" carries a lot of weight with TDCJ. That's because for its small size, this unassuming gadget takes a big bite out of computer costs.


Director of Health Services receives recognition

TDCJ Color GuardHealth Services Division Director Dr. Lannette Linthicum was recently honored with recognition from two associations of criminal justice professionals and the Texas Legislature.



Chairman's Fitness League: Third Quarter

PREA Ombudsman Ralph BalesThe third quarter of the Chairman's Fitness League was a big success. For this quarter, points were earned based on the minutes of physical activity during the six-week period.


July/August 2011
Volume 18 Issue 6

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