|Photo courtesy of KHOU TV Houston|
A male TDCJ Estelle unit Correctional Officer was pronounced dead at the scene of a one car accident last week after his car slammed into a concrete pole on an underpass. The accident occurred at North loop and TC Jester just before midnight Monday after the vehicle pulled out of a gas station, lost control, and hit the concrete barrier. The unidentified Officer was employed as a Correctional Officer at the Estelle unit and unconfirmed sources within the victims family stated that he was enroute to the unit to work overtime before his scheduled shift to avoid being mandated after his regular shift. The Estelle unit in Huntsville is just one of many critically understaffed units in the state where overtime is mandated for employees who will face disciplinary action if they refuse. Several Officers statewide have faced a similar fate after working mandated overtime, and there seems to be no end in site.