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August 2020

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of CO V Elizabeth Jones

CO V Elizabeth Jones
CO V Elizabeth Jones

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is grieving the loss of an employee that is connected to the COVID-19 virus.

58 year old Correctional Officer V Elizabeth Jones had 19 years of service with TDCJ and was assigned to the Carole Young Unit in Dickinson. Jones tested positive for COVID-19 on July 29, 2020 and was hospitalized at Mainland Hospital on August 6, 2020. On August 8, 2020 she was transferred to Parkway Plaza Hospital in Houston. Officer Jones passed away on August 14, 2020.

“For nearly two decades Officer Jones was an example to all around her,” said TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier. “Her selfless service was an inspiration that helped build a generation of Correctional Officers. The thoughts and prayers of the TDCJ family are with the friends and family of Officer Jones.”

“Elizabeth was loved by all and was truly the heartbeat of the unit,” said Carole Young Unit Senior Warden Kim Massey. “She was an inspiration to all of us and will never be replaced or forgotten by her fellow officers. Officer Elizabeth Jones will be missed dearly."

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has had eighteen employees who have died in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.