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November December 2008

TDCJ in eye of storm as Hurricane Ike roars ashore


In a word, that’s how Hospital Galveston CO IV Ricky Mott describes Hurricane Ike’s assault on Galveston Island in the pre-dawn hours of September 13 and the destruction it left behind.

Incident Manager discusses agency’s response to the likes of Hurricane Ike

The long hot summer of 2008 was anything but lazy for TDCJ Incident Manager Darin Pacher. Instead, three hurricanes and a tropical storm along the Texas Gulf Coast kept he and many of his colleagues quite active.

Board approves installation of telephone system for TDCJ offenders

In August, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice answered a call for pay phones in Texas’ prison facilities by awarding a contract to a Kansas-based communications company for the installation and operation of a sophisticated and secure offender telephone system will provide revenue to a state fund for compensating crime victims.

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