Thursday, May 23, 2013

Counseling Inmates on Life after Prison

Alumnus Valdie Masco counsels offenders at the federal Bureau of Prisons in Bryan. Alumnus Valdie Masco (center) counsels offenders at the federal Bureau of Prisons in Bryan as well as students on jobs available in the agency.

Valdie Masco (BS ’94) helps prepare female offenders from the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan for their release back into the community.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Prosecuting Special Offenders in the Texas Prison System

Shenequa Cachimbo was an intern with the Special Prosecution Unit.

Shenequa Cachimbo got practice at being a prosecutor by helping to prepare indictments against inmates and correctional officers for criminal offenses that occurred in Texas prisons.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How can DISCOVER CORRECTIOS help You and Your Agency?

As the premier national website dedicated to promoting corrections careers, enables corrections agencies to:

  ·        Reach a local and national audience of informed, interested and qualified candidates
  ·        Present jobseekers with detailed information about their agencies
  ·        Post job openings to our free job board
  ·        Search resumes of registered job seekers
  ·        And do it all for FREE

First, has your agency registered as an employer on  If not, please take a moment and register your agency today! Even if you don’t have current job openings, registering and creating a profile on Discover Corrections is a great way to promote your agency.

 Are you unsure if your agency has registered?  You can view the employer directory at this link:

Need to register your agency, go to

Don’t forget to let your Human Resources staff know about the site and encourage them to use it as another method for posting job openings.

Second…help us promote the website to your constituency group.  I’ve attached some templates that you can adapt and use to help us spread the word.  There is a short announcement you can insert into e-newletters or email blasts.  There is also a short article that you can include in a newsletter or magazine.  A general email blast template and copies of 3 full page color ads are also attached for your use.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Butts Completes Course in Jail Management

Bandera County Sheriff Daniel R. Butts.

Bandera County Sheriff Daniel R. "Dan" Butts was recently featured in The Bandera County Courier for his participation in the Jail Management Course at the Correctional the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, a division of Sam Houston State University. Read his story here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sam Houston State to Study Specialty Courts

Nueces County offers a court specializing in cases involving veterans.

Sam Houston State University will evaluate the effectiveness of specialty courts in Nueces County, which were launched over the last two years to increase accountability and better coordinate treatment for specialized offenders, such as veterans and people with mental illness.