Two Top Texas Youth Commission Officials Resign

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 1:44 pm
By: News On 6

AUSTIN (AP) Two top Texas Youth Commission officials resigned
Tuesday in the latest shakeup of management at the embattled agency.

General Counsel Neil Nichols briefly served as executive director when Dwight Harris resigned last month.

Linda Reyes was TYC's deputy executive director.

Nichols and Reyes turned in their resignations to Ed Owens, who's been placed in charge of the agency.

Governor Rick Perry has appointed a special master to look into the agency after allegations surfaced of sexual abuse of inmates by staff and a possible cover-up.

The TYC's governor-appointed board of directors resigned last week.

The Texas Youth Commission incarcerates about 4,700 offenders -- ages 10 to 21 -- who are considered the most dangerous, incorrigible or chronic.