New Texas Parole Chairman Appointed by Governor
Governor Greg Abbott announced today his reappointment of David Gutierrez of Belton, Texas to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and his new appointment as Presiding Officer. His term is set to expire February 1, 2021. Also appointed was Ed Robertson of Pflugerville, Texas as a Board Member with the same term.
Gutierrez has served on the Board of Pardons and Paroles since 2009. He has 35 years of experience in criminal justice and law enforcement, including 11 years as sheriff of Lubbock County. He formerly served as chair of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments Advisory Board.
Mother’s Day in Prison
Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the incarcerated mom as well as the children on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.
428 Inmates Died In Florida Prisons in 2017
In 2017, 428 Florida inmates died making it the deadliest year ever. This is an increase from the 356 deaths in 2016.