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July 2020

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Joe Lange

 
Joseph William Lange.
Joseph William Lange

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) joins the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in grieving the loss of a long-time board employee of that is connected to the COVID-19 virus.

56-year-old Joe Lange was most recently employed as an Analyst at the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. That was just the most recent title in his 25 years of service to the State of Texas His career at the Board started as a clerk in 1994, and included numerous advances over the years including Clerical Supervisor, Program Administrator, Parole Officer V, Clemency Director, and Staff Development Manager. Lange died July 1st.

His colleagues at the BPP called Lange, “dedicated and committed,” and “a friendly team-player.”

“Joe was admired and respected by his colleagues not only in Austin but around the state. His contributions to the Board of Pardons and Paroles over the years have been immense,” said David Gutierrez, the Presiding Officer of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. “The thoughts and prayers of all members of the BPP family are with Joe’s loved ones.”