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May June 2009

Unit staffing levels show marked improvement in recent months

Recruiting incentives and a slowing economy have attracted additional correctional officer applicants in recent months and led to a strengthening of TDCJ’s security workforce.

Filtering waste oils to power
off-road diesel equipment proves successful

It looks something like an old-time still, but it’s far from being a backwoods operation.

It’s a no frills three-tank filtering system that turns waste oils into a sooty solvent which, when blended with regular diesel fuel, can be burned in unmodified diesel engines.

Powerlifting gives Crain Unit officer Paulette Calhoun a real lift

Nothing gives Crain Unit CO V Paulette Calhoun more of a lift than the sport of powerlifting. Pushing more than 200 pounds of iron off her chest or squatting down nearly to the floor with 350 pounds stretched across her shoulders is actually fun and relaxing for her.

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