Friday, July 5, 2013

Want to write for a website that sees thousands of hits per day ?

Ever think about writing about issues you have seen and experienced first hand ? Have a knack for speaking the truth ? Well if so, the Backgate is looking for you. We have been around since 1998 and have come from grass roots to having our work featured worldwide by the Associated Press as well as by local Texas news outlets. We have interviewed Gubernatorial candidates, legislators and the chair of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

We see thousands of hits from all over the world and have garnered the attention of Texas Legislators and others for our work. We are seeking writers, and reporters from all over Texas and beyond. You need not have been employed by the TDCJ, or any law enforcement department. If you have interest in criminal justice or politics your welcomed. To apply email us at and tell us about yourself.


  1. I've been with TDCJ for 3 years and just left. I felt I had to. I would like to air my complaints here, subject to you acceptance, possibly followed by the occasional future comment. Thanks for your time.

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  4. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but TDCJ don't give a damn, that's why nothing has change. Too many politician buddies they have on the side to counter the blows of their incompetence. The Wardens are the blame for this mess because they lead by no example and let's face it! you are reflection of your leader

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  6. Hello All,

    Well, from the other side of the deal, I spent 20 "flat" years in TDCJ as a convict. Some of the farms I was assigned to included Eastham, Powledge, Pack 1, Ramsey 2............ I would love to give personal insight.

    At the present time, I am attending college (at age 60) and pursuing a double-major in Paralegal Studies & Pre-law. I find this blog to be very useful for these academic pursuits, and especially in the Criminal Justice Ethics class.