CURRICULUM VITA

Joseph Keith Price, PhD
5923 Devon Drive
Amarillo, Texas 79109-7150

(806) 468-6338

keithprice1@suddenlink.net

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Undergraduate:

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas

 

Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
(May 1973)

Criminology and Corrections

 

Graduate:

Sam Houston State University

 

Master of Arts (May, 1978)
Criminology and Corrections

 

Doctor of Philosophy (August, 1983) 
Criminal Justice

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Correctional Officer I and II

Ellis Unit, Texas Department of Corrections
1973 – 1974
Duties included cellblock and building security
functions at a maximum- security prison

Lieutenant of
Correctional Officers

Personnel and Training
Eastham Unit, Texas Department of Corrections
1974 – 1977
Duties included maintaining personnel records for
unit personnel, conducting staff training, managing
several unit accounts, supervising Inmate Records
and aiding in the preparation of administrative reports

Captain of
Correctional Officers

Building Security
Eastham Unit, Texas Department of Corrections
1977 – 1982
Duties included serving as the Assistant Senior 
Security Supervisor of a maximum security prison,
supervising first line security supervisors, serving as
a regular member of unit disciplinary and
classification committees, serving as the Unit
Compliance Officer of the Ruiz v. Estelle litigation

Major of
Correctional Officers

Building Security
Eastham Unit, Texas Department of Corrections
1982
Duties included serving as the Senior Security
Supervisor of a maximum security prison,
Supervising first line and mid-management security
supervisors, serving as a regular member of unit
disciplinary and classification committees

Investigator

Operational Audits Office, Texas Department of
Corrections
1982
Duties included conducting compliance audits and
investigations in Ruiz v. Estelle litigation in the
areas of Administrative Segregation, Disciplinary
Reports, Support Service, Compliance, Correctional
Officer Staffing, Solitary Confinement and Use of
Force

Assistant Chief

Operational Audits Office, Texas Department of
Corrections
1983 - 1984
Duties included assisting in the supervision of
investigators and investigation in the Ruiz v. Estelle
litigation and conducting compliance audits and
investigations

Warden

Retrieve Unit, Texas Department of Corrections
1984 – 1985
Duties included the administration of a maximum-
security prison consisting of 7,000 acres, housing
800 inmates and employing 250 personnel

Senior Warden

Darrington Unit, Texas Department of Criminal
Justice – Institutional Division
1985 – 1993
Duties included the administration of a maximum-
security prison housing 1,800 inmates and
employing 600 personnel

Senior Warden

Terrell Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
– Institutional Division
1993 – 1994
Duties included the administration of a maximum-
security prison housing 2,900 inmates and
employing 800 personnel

Senior Warden

Coffield Unit, Texas Department of Criminal
Justice – Institutional Division
1995 – 1999
Duties included the administration of a maximum-
security prison housing 4,100 inmates and
employing 1,100 personnel

Senior Warden

Clements Unit, Texas Department of Criminal
Justice – Institutional Division
1999 – 2003
Duties included the administration of a maximum-
security prison housing 3,700 inmates and
employing 1,200 personnel

Retirement

2003

Assistant Professor

 

 

 

 

West Texas A&M University

2003 - 2009

Associate Professor

2009 - present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Texas Corrections Association
  • American Correctional Association
  • Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice
  • Basic Instructor, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

 

EXPERT TESTIMONY, TRAINING and PRESENTAIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS:

Price, Keith. Prison Security. Texas Journal of Corrections. March/April, 1982.

State of Texas v. Ronald Ray Howard, (1993) Capital murder trial

State of Texas v. George Rivas, (2002) Capital murder trial

State of Texas v. Michael Rodriguez, (2002) Capital murder trial

State of Texas v. Donald Keith Newbury, (2002) Capital murder trial

State of Texas v. Kevin DaAwn Darnes, (2002) Capital murder trial

Presented “Efficient Texas Prisons” to a National Institute of Corrections Workshop involving five State Correctional agencies in San Diego, California, 1992.

Served as a facilitator for “Wardens Peer Training” at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, a number of times.  Participants were from numerous State and Federal prisons.

Presented numerous training sessions within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Some of the sessions included:  Disciplinary Report Writing for Correctional Personnel; Disciplinary Case Management for Disciplinary Hearing Officers; Ethics for Correctional Personnel; Close Combat Firearms Training; Emergency Management for Prison Wardens.

Lintner, Duane; Price, Keith; Lair, Daniel H.; Miller, LeRoy F.; Williams, Kerry L.; & Saucier, Jacob. Panel Presentation – Computer Education in Prison. The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges. Volume 16, Number 3. March 2001

Malcolm, Jeff & Price, J. Keith. The Rise and fall of Drug Treatment in Texas. Texas Corrections. 1st Quarter, 2004.

 

Price, J. Keith. Another Look at Capital Punishment. Texas Corrections 3rd Quarter, 2004.

 

Price, J. Keith. Incident Command. Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Amarillo College. 2004.

 

Price, J. Keith. Women Correctional Officers. Texas Corrections. 3rd Quarter, 2005.

 

Price, J. Keith. Issues for Women in Criminal Justice. Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Amarillo College. 2005.

 

Price, J. Keith. Conflict Resolution A Primer for Correctional Workers. Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Amarillo College. 2006.

Price, J. Keith. O. B. Ellis and the Golden Era of Texas Prisons. Texas Corrections. 4th Quarter, 2006.

Price, J. Keith & Susan Coleman. Criminal Justice Ethics Misguided Loyalties: To Whom, To What, At What Price? Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Amarillo College. 2007.

Price, J. Keith & Jenifer Kunz. Race and Justice Ethics. Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Amarillo College. 2008.

 Price, K. & G. Byrd. Secondary Analysis of Dangerousness among Death Sentenced Capital Murderers. The Social Science Journal 45(1) 173-181, 2008.

Price, K. & G. Byrd. Capital Punishment in Texas and California: A Comparison. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice 4(2) 206-227, 2008.

Pierson, A., K. Price, & R. Beckley. Religion and Justice: Voices of Inmates. Southwestern Social Science Association. Las Vegas, NV. 2008.

Ybarra-Bennett, M., K. Price, E. Henderson, & H. Hueston. Comparative Criminal Justice Utilizing a Study Abroad Program. Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice. Laredo, TX. 2009.

Ybarra-Bennett, M., K. Price, H. Hueston, E. Henderson. Go Global: A Comparative Study of Criminal Justice in Texas, USA and Guanajuato, Mexico. Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Amarillo, TX. 2009.

Price, J. K., R. K. Polk, & R. E. Beckley. Criminal Acts of Violence among Capital Murder Offenders in Texas. Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research and Education. 3(1). 2009.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • God and Country, Boy Scouts of America
  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1983
  • Member – Masonic Lodge #539, AF&AM – Lovelady, Texas
  • Past Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 98, Boy Scouts of AmericaAmarillo, Texas
  • Past Member of High Plains Food Bank  – Amarillo, Texas
  • Past Board Member Golden Spread Council Boy Scouts of AmericaAmarillo, Texas
  • Past Member District Wide Improvement Committee, Highland Park School DistrictAmarillo, Texas
  • Past President, United Peace Officers (Cal Farley’s Boys’ Ranch) – Amarillo, Texas
  • Member Paramount Baptist ChurchAmarillo, Texas

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

  • Born – August 29, 1951 in Gatesville, Texas
  • Parents – deceased
  • Married – Runae Kindell Price
  • Five children/stepchildren
  • Ten grandchildren

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