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El ECHO es una publicación censurada del Departamento de Justicia Criminal de Texas producida y compilada por el editor y el personal de ofensores para ser utilizada por los ofensores de TDCJ. Es administrado por el Distrito Escolar de Windham a través de un Memorando de Entendimiento con TDCJ y se publica 10 veces al año.

 

Recreation

 

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The Recreation program, overseen by the Operational Support Division promotes offender wellness through physical activity as well as serving as a viable management tool for facility administrators. Offenders at each TDCJ and privately contracted facility are afforded the opportunity for prescribed amounts of daily out-of-cell recreation time commensurate with their custody level. Approved exercise equipment and supplies are provided and maintained in gymnasiums, on outdoor recreation yards and in a variety of special recreation areas designed for offenders who are administratively segregated from other offenders. Television viewing and table games are provided in housing area dayrooms. Offenders are also allowed to engage in basic arts and crafts activities, read books and magazines that are provided for sedentary purposes, or listen to FM radio programming. Structured programs are also provided through intramurals, free world interaction through recreational activities and craft shop participation where crafts are sold for profit. Separate recreation plans are available to offenders at facilities for treatment or youthful offender programs.

 

Pertinent policies that relate to recreation

AD-03.40
Administrative Directive-03.40 "Out-of-Cell Time for General Population Offenders" provides a uniform set of standards, which defines organizational and administrative requirements relating to out-of-cell recreational time for offenders.

AD-07.33
Administrative Directive-07.33 "Organization, Administration and Responsibilities of the TDCJ Offender Recreation Program" outlines agency policies and procedures for the operation of unit/facility recreation programs for offenders. Recreation program activities shall be available on each TDCJ and contracted facility.

AD-14.58
Administrative Directive-14.58 "Deposit Procedures for the Unit Clearing Account" provide guidelines for handling any and all monies received on a facility, whether offender or employee related.

AD-14.59
Administrative Directive-14.59 "Offender Piddling and Craft Sales" was established to provide guidelines and procedures for managing facility offender craft shops and craft sales. Forms are not presently available through InfoPac, but can be found in the Recreations Directions Booklet for Correctional Staff and the Recreation Policy and Procedure Manual.

AD-14.60
Administrative Directive-14.60 "TDCJ Weekly Unit Craft Sales Report" outlines procedures for preparing the unit craft sales report used by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. These procedures focus on the need for complete detail in collecting and recording data to prepare the craft sales report.

 

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Bienvenido a la página web del Distrito Escolar Windham

La educación es una forma importante de hacer una diferencia positiva a diario en la vida de los hombres y mujeres encarcelados, sus familias y sus futuras comunidades de origen. Es un honor asociarnos con el Departamento de Justicia Dr. John Clint Carpenter - SuperintendentCriminal de Texas y otras entidades en este esfuerzo.The La página web del Distrito Escolar de Windham presenta información vital relativa a la educación correccional en Texas. Trabajar con los estudiantes adultos dentro de los confines del sistema penitenciario de Texas es un reto y un privilegio, y los educadores WSD en sitios en todo el estado entran en puertas de la prisión todos los días para ayudar a los hombres y mujeres encarcelados hacen cambios esenciales en sus vidas.

La enseñanza de habilidades de alfabetización, los delincuentes de capacitación en oficios de trabajo profesional, trabajando para cambiar los patrones de pensamiento delictivo, y el intercambio de habilidades esenciales para la vida son sólo algunas de las maneras en Windham maestros están haciendo una diferencia en las vidas de sus estudiantes.

La educación es una forma importante de hacer una diferencia positiva a diario en la vida de los hombres y mujeres encarcelados, sus familias y sus futuras comunidades de origen. Es un honor asociarnos con el Departamento de Justicia Criminal de Texas y otras entidades en este esfuerzo.

Esperamos que usted utilice este sitio para conocer WSD. Se proporciona información que describe nuestros programas educativos, servicios de apoyo, la disponibilidad de empleo, logros estudiantiles, y otras áreas esenciales. Por favor, siéntase libre de ponerse en contacto con nosotros con cualquier pregunta adicional en relación con el Distrito Escolar de Windham.

Atentamente,

Dr. Clint Carpenter

Superintendente
Distrito Escolar Windham
  

 

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Career and Technical Education

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program provides occupational training in a variety of areas. Projected employment opportunities and industry standards guide decisions to restructure courses, add new courses, or discontinue courses no longer considered viable for the labor market.

The courses are designed to provide training to entry-level industry standards. Short courses are offered periodically to prepare offenders for specific prison jobs or to provide basic occupational skills training for offenders with imminent release dates.

An Apprenticeship program, registered with the Employment & Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, United States Department of Labor, provides training opportunities in several craft and trade areas. The concept of the program is to train apprentices in the practical and theoretical aspects of their craft through actual work experiences augmented by related training instruction.

Windham also coordinates On-The-Job Training (OJT) for TDCJ.. The OJT program provides the opportunity for offenders to learn employable skills while performing jobs.

CTE courses range from full-length courses (600 hours) to short courses (45 to 200 hours).

Full-length courses and skills include:

 

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