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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Federal Court Rejects Condemned Inmate’s Racial Appeal Claim

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose supporters contend was sentenced unfairly because of his race.

08/20/2015

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Man Detained As Intoxicated Dies In Dallas Police Custody

A police statement says the 39-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell early Thursday and could not be revived.

08/20/2015

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Prison Guard Beaten To Death During Cell Transfer

A Texas prisons spokesman says inmate beat guard to death during cell transfer.

07/15/2015

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

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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

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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

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