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Cody Wayne Bedford (image Hood County Sheriff Office)

Hood County Authorities Capture Escaped Inmate

Hood County authorities are on the hunt for an inmate that escaped from the Granbury jail.

05/13/2015

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Texas Inmate Talks About His 1997 Escape, Time At-Large

Jose 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.

CBS 11–03/15/2015

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Report Criticizes Number Of Texas Prisoners Held In Solitary

A 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.

02/05/2015

Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

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.

08/28/2014

Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas ME Returns Okla. Execution Inmate’s Body Without Heart

The body of an Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution of what corrections officials have said was an apparent heart attack was returned from an independent autopsy without the heart or larynx, a state medical official said Monday.

06/09/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Okla. Inmate Dies Of Heart Attack After Botched Execution

An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack.

04/29/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Inmate Guilty Of Trying To Have North Texas Judge Killed

A federal inmate has been found guilty of trying to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge.

12/11/2013

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Texas Inmate Denied Locks Of Dead Parents’ Hair

William Chance wants to connect to the spirits of his dead parents from his prison cell. All he needs is a lock of their hair for a Native American ritual he believes will help find them.

10/23/2013

(credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Dallas Inmate Dies In Custody, Police Investigating

Dallas Police are trying to determine how an inmate died while in custody at the Dallas City Detention Center.

CBS 11–10/22/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas Prisons Face More Lawsuits Over No A/C

An advocacy group has sued the Texas prison system blaming 13 inmate deaths since 2007 on hot conditions in units without air conditioning.

06/14/2013

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Texas Inmate Executed

A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago. Richard Cobb, 29, didn’t deny using a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Kenneth Vandever in an East Texas field where two women also were shot and one was raped. He was convicted of capital murder.

04/25/2013

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Texas Sheriff Fakes Being Hit Man, Inmate Charged

A North Texas sheriff faked being a hit man to negotiate with a jail inmate now charged with trying to have his estranged wife and her male friend killed.

01/10/2013

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