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With 72 officer positions open, hiring incentives increase

By JOE WARREN


The State of Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has approved and budgets for 205 correctional officer positions at the Dalhart Unit Prison to man the day to day supervisory duties it takes to watch over its capacity, 1,398 inmates.

“If a guy wants to work there are jobs,” Norvel Arnold the Senior Warden of the Dalhart Unit said in an interview in his office at the prison. “We really have good employee benefits and a nice sign-on bonus right now for those who want to join our team.”

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