TCJC provides fact sheets and other educational materials on policy changes in corrections and criminal procedure, as well as guidance on issues relating to criminal defense, claims of innocence, conditions of confinement, and various other topics.
Our organization receives hundreds of letters from incarcerated individuals on a monthly basis, as well as numerous calls from their loved ones. In order to meet their informational needs, we recently created a Texas Prisoner Resource Directory that includes organizations and associations that assist inmates and their families with various criminal justice-related issues.
Check it out and let us know if there are any additional resources we should include!
TDCJ's Reentry Task Force
We are pleased to have been a participant in the Reentry Task Force's successful first meeting. To view the presentation given during the Task Force meeting by TDCJ Deputy Executive Director Bryan Collier, and Becki Ney and Richard Stroker from the National Institute on Corrections (NIC), click here.
To stay up to date on reentry related information, including reports, articles, and conference information, visit the Reentry and Integration Division website. Also, a new hotline has been established to address the questions, needs, and concerns of recently released individuals, their family members, and members of the general public. Call 1-877-887-6151 for more information.
TDCJ's Temporary Housing Assistance Program (H.B. 3226)
TDCJ recently established policies relating to the payment of temporary housing costs for certain individuals released or eligible for release on parole or to mandatory supervision. TDCJ is offering interested and potential housing providers important information regarding the payment process and other details of the Temporary Housing Assistance Program, click here to learn more.
In an effort to respond to the many inquiries about the implementation of H.B. 3226 and the Temporary Housing Assistance Program, TCJC created an informative fact sheet to address the concerns of incarcerated individuals. Click here to view this fact sheet.