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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


April 2021

Joel Gauna Named Region IV Director of the Correctional Institutions Division

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Joel Gauna as the Director II for Region IV of the Correctional Institutions Division.

Gauna has 29 years of experience, beginning his career in 1991 as a correctional officer at the Bill Clements Unit.

He promoted through the ranks, holding every correctional title, to include his most recent position as the senior warden of the Garza Unit.

His strong operational focus, uncompromised integrity, and command leadership skills will continue to serve the agency well.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Gauna and extend your support as he assumes his new role.