View Full Version : Texas Department of Criminal Justice Administrative Directives

01-14-2008, 11:42 PM
Wow. This is a FANTASTIC forum. I am so happy this place exists!

I have no idea where to post this question so if it's in the wrong place, feel free to move it to the appropriate thread.... anyone know where can I find a copy of what's called the TDCJ Administrative Directives? (AD's)

Thank you!

01-15-2008, 12:02 AM
Hi Christina,
I have started a new thread for you so that others can see the info, too!

I have found a link for you, you will see that the Admin Directives for a few of the Public Safety and Corr Depts are there as well.

Texas Administrative Code ($ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=2&ti=37)

Best wishes,

01-15-2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks so much!! But, are they there and I just can't see them? (highly possible) :-)

I'm actually looking for the TDCJ policies and procedures the guards must follow. The TX Admin Code says it's separate and isn't intended to override TDCJ rules and policies.. and I can't find them on the tdc website either. I'm thinking an open records request is probably the only way...?

01-15-2008, 12:34 AM
Here is another great link that gives a lot of information:$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=3&ti=37&pt=5

01-15-2008, 12:40 AM
Hmm, let me look a little deeper, Christina.
Thanks for the link, Lormur!

01-15-2008, 01:27 AM
I found this Disciplinary Rules and Procedures for Offenders (
also TDCJ employees code of conduct disciplinary procedures (
and TDCJ Sexual Misconduct with offenders (

01-15-2008, 02:08 AM
I also found the attached file, which is a list of sample questions for those officers who are looking for promotion.
They may give you a little bit of insight into the rules that you are interested in.
I have been searching all afternoon, but I really cannot locate a copy of the "employees handbook".
It's a shame, because I think it would help us to understand the postion that the TDCJ staff have to take in many situations.

If anyone has more luck than me, please share your findings here!

Rach x

01-15-2008, 02:44 AM
Thank you both. Rachel, you have been MORE than helpful! I thank you for looking so hard. I've been searching all over too. These links are great--under the Disciplinary Rules and Procedures for Offenders, I do see where the A.D.'s are referred to, but where to actually find them is still a mystery. I'll keep looking and post a link if I find it.

I think I'm going to start a binder so I'll have a printout of everything TDC-related handy whenever I need to refer to it. I'm just sick of certain guards making rules up as they go..and I was so glad to learn they have rules to follow, too!! :)

01-17-2008, 01:09 PM
Well, I made a request under the Opens Records Act. Someone from TDCJ replied within a day.

FYI--viewing records is FREE in-person. For the rest of us not in the Huntsville request similar records, contact:
TDCJ-Executive Services
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342-0099
Fax: (936) 437-2125

Records are available at 10cents/page, plus handling fees and postage.

Hope this helps! And thank you for all the input!!

01-17-2008, 02:37 PM
At one time, not sure if this is still true, but inmates could find a copy of the admin directives in the law library. Maybe this is something a CO member of PTO could help us out with? Just a thought.

Peace, Dan

01-17-2008, 02:53 PM
What I have read is that they can send you an index from which you can pick the specific directives that you would like copies of.

TDCJ hand
01-24-2008, 10:30 AM
yes, the unit law libraries should have copies of all AD's.

TDCJ hand
01-24-2008, 10:32 AM
also I think the ACA offices/depts have copies too.

07-12-2013, 11:26 AM
How do I view the Directives?

07-12-2013, 12:41 PM
mrtom, Welcome to PTO! There's good advice in this thread. If you click on the underlined things and/or open the attachments, you will be able to see them. If you go the Open Records Act route, you have to request them. Welcome again!