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November December 2007

Hundreds attend funeral services for fallen TDCJ officer

flag at halfstaff with TDCJ memorial in background

Close to 1,000 of Susan Canfield’s correctional colleagues and officers from other law enforcement agencies lined the streets of Huntsville on the morning of September 29 as two horses pulling a black hearse were reined in outside the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum at Sam Houston State University.

New uniform designed for comfort to give TDCJ officers choice of dress

correctional officers wearing new uniforms

For the better part of three decades, TDCJ uniformed security staff have reported to work dressed in their distinguishing gray uniforms with blue trim. And while gray and blue remain primary uniform colors for officers, most of them will soon have the option of wearing a uniform with a different look and feel.

Hurricane hits TDCJ facilities near Beaumont for second time in two years

correctional officers boarding inmates onto bus

Monstrous Hurricane Dean made little mischief. But humble Hurricane Humberto sure pulled a fast one.

Humberto developed suddenly off the Texas coast as a tropical storm on September 12 and within 18 hours grew into a Category 1 hurricane that made landfall near High Island – virtually the same area where Hurricane Rita came ashore in September 2005 as a Category 3 storm – and caused minimal damage to TDCJ facilities near Beaumont.

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