Sunday, January 23, 2011
Region III Central unit employees being threatened to stay mum on possible closure
By Max Rodriguez, Backgate Website
As news spreads around the state like wildfire about the possible closure of the 101 year old Central prison unit in Sugarland, TDCJ has ordered it's employees there to remain quiet. Employees who have contacted the Backgate have stated that the administration has ordered them to not speak with the media about the potential closure. A move that is without a doubt outside of the power of TDCJ. Policy prohibits employees from releasing sensitive information about the agency to the public. That would be offender information, security sensitive information and the likes. The 1st amendment even applies to TDCJ employees believe it or not. Could it be a ploy by the agency not to ruffle feathers ? If there are no openings for staff in Region III where they live with their families and are sent 300 miles north then isn't that news worthy ? Bad choice TDCJ. It makes it appear there is something to hide. More to come...