Friday, May 20, 2011

Embattled Region III Major terminated after lengthy internal investigation




 By Max Rodriguez, Backgate Website

 After almost a year of investigation, Region III Stringfellow Major Julia Humphrey was terminated after an internal OIG investigation proved wrongdoing. OIG records are being sought by the Backgate Website that will explain the actual charges that were proven against Humphrey.

Humphrey was removed from the Stringfellow unit after reports were launched by unit employees who allegedly witnessed violations of TDCJ policy as well as Texas law. Dozens of employee emails were sent to the Backgate Website regarding the misconduct which was alleged to have been ignored at the unit level. Those emails were then forwarded to TDCJ OIG. Two Stringfellow offenders who are said to have been retaliated against by Humphrey for also reporting the allegations were removed from the unit and sent to other prison units during the investigation. OIG investigators poured over evidence and followed up leads on the case for months. Some of which lead them to other parts of the state, and went back as far as five years.

Humphrey, who is the wife of TDCJ parole director Billy Humphrey, had been reassigned to the Region III office during the investigation still drawing her annual Major of Correctional Officers pay of $45,973.68.  There she is said to have assisted in routine administrative duties.  When we get the official charges that lead to the termination, we will update this story.

9 comments:

  1. Mr. Humphrey is a parole commissioner in Huntsville.

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  2. About time, never was about justice, but about time!

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  3. is she goin to be prosicuted like other officers or is it a slap on the hand and say naughty girl. u were bad. now go take a hike.
    what seems to me is if u goin to prosicute one female for wrong doing, u need to prosicute a female major as well. wrong is wrong.

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  4. She sure did get around....She was always seen on Central running around with that Units new Major....Maybe her Karma rub off on others she was in contact with?

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  5. so what unit will she show up on next.
    tdcj majors have a way of being run off then showing up somewhere else as a Lt?

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  6. Charles James would be a prime example of the agencies broken mediation and promotion process. As a Major he was arrested with a gun in public after assaulting his wife. His wife was leaving him after she found out he impregnated a correctional officer on the unit he worked on... he mediated back and after just a year he promoted to sgt, then to Lt...

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  7. Wish OIG would come to Galveston and investigate this hell hole. We have officers with no time on the books taking off and not getting docked while others are charged up with bogus charges for retaliation if you open your mouth about wrong doings. A non-existant warden a major that cant make a decision a backward Lt. that can't speak proper grammar and calls Officers in for overtime that can't or won't stay awake during their own shift much less OT. Just ask the transportation drivers how it is for the short time they have to endure dropping off and picking up Offenders here.

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  8. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. The critics don't count, but the boss who is faced with making critical decisions daily. I wish some officers will be man enough to go up for rank and feel exactly where the shoe pinches.

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  9. some things never change.... cant wait to a OIG position comes open.... trust me i got all the good officers back

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