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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

January 2022

45 Years of Service: Dolores Billman

Dolores Billman has been a fundamental figure at the Mountain View Unit. She first began her career with the TDCJ as a correctional officer where she served for three years.

In 1983, Dolores transitioned to working in the industry side of the facility and was a key element in the development of the braille program in January of 1999. Since its inception, the program has expanded from 25 inmates to 100 transcribers and several staff members.

After retiring in 2003, Dolores couldn’t stay away and returned to the Mountain View Braille Program after three months where she continues to manage daily operations, coordinate braille production, and oversee training throughout the facility.

In addition, she is a life member of the National Braille Association and the California Teachers and educators for the visually impaired.

Thank you for your commitment to the Mountain View Unit inmates and staff, and TDCJ as a whole! Congratulations on your 45 years of service!