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Send Texas Dept. Of Criminal Justice Staff Words Of Inspiration

Officers and staff of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) have been working diligently to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and are following CDC guidelines and continuing to ensure areas are clean and sanitary.

If you would be interested in reaching out to staff by sending words of encouragement and inspiration to show them an appreciation for their continued hard work and dedication, staff would genuinely appreciate the kind words and show of support. If you choose to reach out, you may address letters to unit staff in the care of the Warden.

You can also send words of inspiration to your local facilities that are not on lockdown status. Lockdowns are updated regularly on the TDCJ website. The following units are currently on a precautionary lockdown.

BatenBellBetoByrdCarole YoungClementsCrainDarringtonEasthamEllisEstelleFort StocktonGarza WestGistGoreeGurneyHughesHutchinsJester 4JordanLeblancLopezMichaelMiddletonMurrayPack,  RobertsonSanchezScottSmithStilesStringfellowRamseyTelfordTerrellWoodmanWynne

The unit directory is on the following link.


You remain in the thoughts and prayers of the TDCJ and Rehabilitation Programs Division (RPD) that each of you and your families remains safe and healthy during this time. We ask that you, please keep the TDCJ staff and offenders in your thoughts and prayers as well.

As a reminder, all visits and volunteer training (statewide, both within and outside of TDCJ facilities) will remain suspended until further notice. During this time, not suspended is your volunteer status due to a lack of training or retraining. Online retraining is currently available for approved volunteers that are due for their two-year retraining requirement. Under the circumstances, online retraining will be allowed for all approved volunteers regardless if you completed online your last retraining.

The TDCJ continues to give COVID-19 updates on the TDCJ website and Facebook page.



Rene Hinojosa

Division Director

Rehabilitation Programs Division