Inmate Who Grabbed Medical Device As Weapon Shot By DeputyHouston police said the prisoner fashioned a piece of metal from headphones given to patients and used it as a weapon to threaten a medical student.
Accused Killer Back In Custody After Mistaken Jail ReleaseA Dallas County Jail inmate is back in custody this afternoon after he was released by mistake.
Inmate Set To Die For Prison Officer Slaying Gets ReprieveA Texas prisoner who was set to die later this month for the slaying of a corrections officer has received a reprieve.
Texas Executes Inmate For Dallas Police Officer's 2001 DeathA Texas man already being sought for a neighbor's slaying when he killed a Dallas police officer outside a club was executed Wednesday.
Thousands Of Drug Inmates Approved For Early Prison ReleaseDrug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.
Federal Court Rejects Condemned Inmate's Racial Appeal ClaimA federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose supporters contend was sentenced unfairly because of his race.
Man Detained As Intoxicated Dies In Dallas Police CustodyA police statement says the 39-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell early Thursday and could not be revived.
Prison Guard Beaten To Death During Cell TransferA Texas prisons spokesman says inmate beat guard to death during cell transfer.
Hood County Authorities Capture Escaped InmateHood County authorities are on the hunt for an inmate that escaped from the Granbury jail.
Texas Inmate Talks About His 1997 Escape, Time At-LargeJose Salaz knew he was being hunted after escaping from a South Texas prison to start a new life in Mexico with his wife and children.
Report Criticizes Number Of Texas Prisoners Held In SolitaryA study by the Texas Civil Rights Project and American Civil Liberties Union is critical of what the organizations contend is overuse of solitary confinement in Texas prisons.
Report: Drugs Killed Oklahoma Inmate In Botched Execution The Oklahoma inmate whose execution was botched in April succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.