View Full Version : L1/g2 - Line class, what does this mean?

10-20-2007, 04:33 PM
My usband say he is a L1/G2....... What does that mean?

David's Joy
10-20-2007, 06:05 PM
Hope this helps.
The line class levels from highest to lowest level are as follows:

S1 (Often called Trustee one or Stat one)
S2 (Often called Trustee two or Stat two)
S3 (Often called Trustee three or Stat three)
S4 (Often called Trustee four or Stat four)
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3

There are only a handful of S1's in all of TDCJ. For most prisoners S2 is as high as they will go. For some crimes (homicides in particular) S3 is as high
as the prisoner can go. Generally, unit disciplinary cases are the cause of a prisoner dropping in class. Prisoners generally rise in class levels by serving
their time case free. How often and how many class levels a prisoners rises is a decision made by unit authorities. As a rule of thumb a prisoner usually
rises one or two classes at a time and reclassifications occur between every six months and every year.

Prisoners have to reach the line class they entered into the TDCJ system as in order to become eligible for parole again. So if the prisoner entered as
a Trusty IV and unit disciplinary case brought him down to a Line III, he will have to continue to have good disciplinary till he reclasses to a Trusty

Remember, reclassification is a unit decision and has nothing to do with the parole board. Unit wardens have discretion within set guidelines on how fast
a prisoner can rise in class. But I'd say generally it will take a year to go from a Line III to an S-IV (Trusty IV).

G1 General Population Level 1 (Previously Minimum-Out)
G2 General Population Level 2 (Previously Minimum-In)
G3 General Population Level 3 (If offender has a sentence of 50 years or greater, 3G must serve 10 flat and non 3G must serve 5 flat, to move to a less
restrictive custody; job and housing assignments will be restricted.)
G4 General Population Level 4 (Previously Medium)
G5 General Population Level 5 (Previously Close-Custody)

The G3 custody is what is being called the “new custody” and it is primarily utilized for those offenders with lengthy sentences who have not served a significant
amount of time. An offender who is assigned to G3 custody will not be allowed to live in dormitories that are outside of the main building of a facility.
They may not be assigned to jobs such as maintenance, back door worker, SSI, any clerk position, or any job where the offender would have access to multiple
areas of the facility. This custody will retain the same privileges as a G2 offender (currently MI). The guidelines are as follows:

50 year 3G (murder, capital murder, indecency with a child, aggravated kidnapping sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated robbery, health
and safety code, chapter 481.134 (d), (d) and (f), and any offense with affirmative findings for use of a deadly weapon) will be required to serve 10 flat
years before they are eligible to promote to a custody less restrictive than G3.

50 year non 3G offenses will be required to serve 5 flat years before they are eligible to promote to a custody level less restrictive than G3.

It should be noted that offenders who have been identified to meet the above criteria should have already been reassigned from the outside dorms and should
have already received job changes. Therefore, when the custody change goes into effect, the issue will just be a matter of changing the computer data to
reflect the correct custody.