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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


February 2022

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Curtis Wollam

Curtis Wollam
Admin Assistant III
Private Facility Contract Monitoring and Oversight Division

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is grieving the loss of an employee that is related to the COVID-19 virus.

53-year-old Curtis Wollam, administrative assistant III with the Private Facility Contract Monitoring and Oversight Division, died from complications with COVID-19 on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Curtis joined TDCJ in April 2002 as a correctional officer at the Wainwright Unit. He left the agency in July 2005 and returned in May 2018 to work as a clerk II in the Huntsville Placement and Release, Parole Division until his promotion to Private Facility in May 2021.

“TDCJ continues to grieve over the loss of so many employees from this deadly virus,” said Executive Director Bryan Collier. “Curtis Wollam was a valuable asset to the agency over the years and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends, and co-workers.”

Curtis was a Navy veteran who served his country for five years before being medically discharged.

“Curtis loved what he did and the people he worked with,” said Private Facility Contract Monitoring and Oversight Division Director Allison Dunbar. “He was loved by so many and will truly be missed by all who knew him.”

Curtis is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Mary, daughter Elizabeth, son Dustin, and grandson Trey.

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