On any given week, about 10,000 inmates from the Texas prison system are on the road – transferring among the state’s 109 correctional facilities or going to courts or other off-site appointments.
One of the key people behind those movements – as well as the classification of inmates in the system – is Travis Turner (’96), Vice Chairman of Classifications and Records for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. His office determines the units where offenders are assigned and their level of custody security.
“We maintain about 400,000 folders of those that are in prison or on parole,” said Turner. “We make a lot of important decisions. Every offender is different. We look at every piece of social, criminal, medical and demographic information to make a decision.” . . . Read more . . .