Lawsuit Claims Dallas County Bail System Unfairly Harms PoorA federal civil rights lawsuit alleges that Dallas County's bail system unfairly harms poor people, violating their constitutional rights.
Judge Dismisses Suit Over Hack Of Hernandez Jailhouse CallsA lawsuit brought over hacked jailhouse phone calls of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been dismissed by a judge.
Texas Inmate, Woman Get Prison For Drug-Soaked Greeting CardA North Texas jail inmate and a female friend who acknowledged mailing him a greeting card soaked in liquid methamphetamine must serve more than four years in federal prison.
Texas Inmate Escapes, Kills Resident For Car, Dies In ShootoutOfficials in Texas say an inmate disarmed a detention officer, escaped to a nearby house where he killed a resident and took his vehicle, then led authorities on a car chase that ended in a shootout.
Report Finds U.S. Exonerations Rose Again In 2016The number of people exonerated in the U.S. rose again in 2016, with more than half of them involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred, according to a report released Tuesday.
Appellate Court Takes Up 'Making a Murderer' Inmate's CaseA federal appeals court will consider the fate of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."
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.