Texas Department Of Criminal Justice
Convicted of real estate theft in 2005, I was remanded to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to serve a 20 year sentence. Immediately, I was shocked at the sour living standards presented to inmates and decided to author a journal noting my experien
Death Row Confessions - Execution Chamber Last Statements from the Files of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. When a person accused of a crime is convicted and sentenced to capital punishment, the person can make a final statement, or express thei
From communicating with police officers to survival in prison, Deaf inmates share, for the first time, their trials and triumphs. American Sign Language used for daily living in the prison environment is pictured and explained, as well as the history of how communication services for Deaf offenders began in Texas. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has extensive experience in the provision of equal access and offers a viable model for other state prisons to use in the accommodation of Deaf offenders as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Living the Current: A Memoir of a 25-Year Career in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from 1983-2008 depicts a life that has flowed on positive and negative energy currents. The current pushed the author down her life's path. A clear description of
The remarkable, unbelievable and provocative story of one woman's experiences working on death row in Huntsville, Texas. In 12 years, Michelle Lyons witnessed nearly 300 executions. First as a reporter and then as a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle was a frequent visitor to Huntsville's Walls Unit, where she recorded and relayed the final moments of death row inmates' lives before they were put to death by the state.