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September October 2009

Rick Thaler named Correctional Institutions Division director

Rick Thaler, a 29-year veteran of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, was named director of the agency’s Correctional Institutions Division (CID) in July. He replaces Nathaniel Quarterman, who retired after 25 years of public service.

Carey Welebob brings 20 years experience to top CJAD job

Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) Deputy Director Carey Welebob became the division’s director on August 1. She replaces Bonita White, who retired.

Lifesaving actions earn 14-year veteran Officer of the Year honors

Michael Unit CO V Lisa Garrett walks toward 12 Building in silence, alone in her thoughts.

When asked how she feels, there’s tension in her voice.

“My heart is pounding a little faster,” she replies before falling silent once more.

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