This editorial was sent to the Tribune newspaper that serves Humble and the Atascocita area. It's obvious that it was authored by a TDCJ employee that feels that TDCJ is covering up the fact that they are housing offenders serving lengthy sentences at that facility that are not supposed to be there. State law indicates that state jails are to house offenders serving two years or less at those facilities. I'm sure if the residents in that area knew what types of offenders are actually housed there that they would be a bit fearful. looks like there may be some explaining to do... We will work on this story and report back.
Here's the letter in it's entirety;
I’m writing to inform society of the Pam Lychner State Jail facility located at 2350 Atascocita Road. All state jail facilities are for state jail offenders who are a low risk to society and are doing two years or less. There are no guard towers because of the low risk. But, there are secrets being kept! Do you know that the state jail facility is housing Texas Department of Criminal Justice Offenders? I heard this took place before when serious offenders were shipped here from another facility. There are 700-plus TDCJ-ID offenders there with sentences ranging from two-to-40 years. There is even one with a life sentence. They are hiding these offenders because of overflow from other facilities. There is no room and no beds in other facilities. But the state jail is claiming those held at the Lychner facility are just transient. This is to fool the city of Humble. I’m quite sure the city was not informed that more serious offenders are once again being housed in the Pam Lychner facility.