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TYC Head Count
Who has quit and who has been pushed at TYC?
"...of heads that have rolled so far. Feb. 23: TYC Executive Director Dwight Harris quits after facing early cross-examination..."

March 29, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What TYC Security?
Perry appointee bounced from youth prisons job after two months
"...indicted on Monday for smuggling a knife into a TYC facility...."

Dec. 1, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Deals to Deal With TYC
The last negotiations over reforming TYC have been completed: will they mean an accountable management?
"...something like a compromise. For the next two years, TYC will be run by an executive commissioner, appointed by..."

May 21, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Senators Weigh in on Sunsetting TYC
Whitmire backs closing agency, Hinojosa wants more time
"...Sunset Advisory Commission staff report issued Wednesday recommended turning TYC and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission into one agency...."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC Staff Gets Christmas Surprise
Youth jails end suspension of staff overtime pay
"...to be getting paid for the job they're doing. TYC acting Executive Director Dimitria D. Pope this morning ordered..."

Nov. 28, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

How Not to Fix TYC
The scandal-wracked Crockett State School gets a principal to match.
"...seems a little bit of a backward step that TYC has appointed Texas educator Brent Rumbo as the new..."

Oct. 4, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

An End to TYC's Problems ... and to TYC?
The Sunset Advisory Commission recommends drastic action to remedy the problems plaguing the Texas Youth Commission: dissolve the agency
"...On Nov. 12, Bryant joined other TYC graduates in the Capitol Extension to discuss his experiences...."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TYC: Will the Lege Drain the Gulag?
State government starts long, protracted, and expensive era of oversight, litigation, and structural changes to discredited agency
"...said he has spearheaded the legislative push to "restructure TYC from the bottom up because the whole agency was..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Another TYC Prison in Trouble
What happened to Coke County Juvenile Justice Center?
"...private-prison firm GEO Group, the 200-bed juvenile center was TYC's Contract Facility of the Year in 2005. Even after..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Sunsetting TYC: Will It Stick?
The Sunset Commission's close vote makes TYC's Lege fate hard to predict
"...well after 7pm, Isett reminded the commission that the TYC decision may be the biggest one they make in..."

Jan. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TYC Shows Little Evidence of 'Reform' at State Schools
Five months after the Texas Youth Commission reform bill was crafted to protect youth inmates, TYC is massively understaffed, with a third of all posts empty
"...calls cosmetic, he said he is one of many TYC staff considering quitting. "Right now I'm on medical leave,"..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TYC Trouble
Mounting frustration in Lege over Perry's lack of action toward allegations of sexual abuse and cover-ups within TYC facilities
"...tackle mounting allegations of sexual abuse and cover-ups within TYC facilities...."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Arbitrary Justice at TYC
Joseph Galloway – one of first inmates released from troubled Texas Youth Commission system post new oversight – files federal suit, names as co-defendants the guards who allegedly assaulted him during his incarceration, the guards who failed to protect him, and TYC
"...incarceration, the guards who failed to protect him, and TYC. The suit, which lists 28 defendants, alleges physical and..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TYC Sees Light at End of Tunnel
Youth Commission just might catch a break
"...House passed House Bill 3689, its version of the TYC Sunset bill. It favors a "wait and see" approach..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TCRP Blasts Abbott Over Delay in TYC Prosecutions
A whole lot of foot-dragging going on in Texas Youth Commission cases
"...Texas Youth Commission employees for their roles in the TYC abuse scandals. But two years later, neither former Assistant..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TYC: 11th Hour Reform or Midnight Sunset
Texas Youth Commission reformers keeping options open with alternate plans
"...staff say should be on tomorrow's agenda, would abolish TYC and TJPC, replacing them with the Texas Juvenile Justice..."

April 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC Announces Layoffs
Juvenile prisons to fire 100, leave 330 vacancies unfilled to reflect smaller roll
"...impact), while 330 empty positions will remain unfilled. Since TYC now houses 2,400 inmates (less than half the number..."

Jan. 15, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Allegations Involving Axes, Bombs Follow Rumbo to TYC
"...Prior to joining TYC, Rumbo was asked to resign as principal of Navasota..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Can (or Will) the Lege Fix TYC?
The Joint Select Committee on the Texas Youth Commission meets for the first time today - but will they tackle the problem, or the symptoms?
"...they’ll get in sorting out the horrors of the TYC. With Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-Mission, (the man who first..."

March 8, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Travis County Commissioner Precinct 2: Toll Roads, Taxes, TYC
With minor opposition, Eckhardt is setting priorities for next term
"...reduced the number of juvenile offenders it sends to TYC facilities. Fewer than 20 Travis juveniles have been sent..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

TYC Allegations: Not Just Abbott
Davis attack ad taps history of blind eyes turned to rape cases
"...Rick Perry announced that Jay Kimbrough was being made TYC conservator, former Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, asked why..."

Sept. 17, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TCRP Hands TYC Mom Civil Rights Nod
Texas Civil Rights Project awards abuse-case whistle-blower.
"...released in 2007, Joseph Galloway was kept in several TYC facilities, and has alleged being repeatedly physically and sexually..."

Oct. 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC: Getting Better, Not Better
Texas Youth Commission ombudsman tells legislators: having the tools to fix TYC is not the same as it being fixed.
"...staffed at all times. He'd also had reports that TYC staff would hang around the inmate phones, making children..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC: One Heads Out, Two Move Up
The clean sweep at Texas Youth Commission keeps a lot of the same names.
"...replaced by Ed Owens, who has been serving as TYC acting executive director since April. In one of his..."

June 12, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC Update: Conservator Conflicts
"...already asked for Kimbrough's removal as special master of TYC because of concerns about his objectivity; now Kimbrough has..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Sunset for TYC?
Staff recommend replacing youth prisons and probation services with single agency, citing systemic failures in both
"...The Texas Youth Commission may have thought its worst..."

Nov. 12, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC to Open Doors, Close Bedrooms
Children's prison system signs major legal settlement
"...a huge gain for critics of the structure of TYC...."

Nov. 6, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Cost of Jobs at TYC
A new argument has opened in the Lege over whether to keep TYC facilities open for economic reasons.
"...are trying to keep these remote facilities open under TYC or at least transferred to become adult prisons. Their..."

April 3, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC, Now TRCC Sees Another Dawn
Home-builder regulators become builder licensers, ignoring Sunset Commission recommendations
"...written by and for Republican sugar daddy and building tycoon Bob Perry. How close is the relationship? House Democratic..."

May 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC Ombudsman Meets With House Corrections Committee
What happened to Coke County Juvenile Justice Center?

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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