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Inmates

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Inmates Freed By DPD Computer Glitch Suspects In New Crime

Two inmates mistakenly released by Dallas police are accused of committing a violent crime three days later. The victim talked to CBS 11 News and said he would rather the men had been locked up in the Dallas County Jail than out on the streets, robbing him.

CBS 11–06/19/2014

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A New Multi-Million $ Regional Jail & Animal Control Facility

CBS 11 News got an exclusive look inside at a new multi-million dollar jail and animal control facility in Keller. What’s most interesting is that it serves four cities, potentially saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.

CBSDFW.COM–02/21/2014

Jail Escapees

Captured Hopkins County Escapees Back In Court

Two men accused of breaking out of an east Texas jail appeared before a judge today. Brian Allen Tucker and John Marlin King were arraigned on escape charges.

CBS 11–04/05/2013

A manhunt is underway for Hopkins County Jail escapees John Marlin King (L) and Brian Allen Tucker (R). (credit: Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Hopkins County Jail Escapees Found 20 Miles Away

A capital murder suspect and a convicted drug offender who escaped from an East Texas jail were captured Thursday, two days after they slipped past a fence only to be found in a neighboring county to the north.

04/04/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of Executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

12/18/2012

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 May Put Elderly, Sickest Inmates In Nursing Homes

Texas officials are exploring the possibility of paroling the state’s most infirm inmates to secure nursing homes to save on the high cost of meeting their medical needs.

10/03/2012

Texas Prisons To Get Phone Restriction Devices

Two Texas prisons that have had serious problems with cellphones being smuggled inmates are getting a system to block phone calls coming from inside the lockups.

09/05/2012

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2012 Shaping Up As Deadly Year For Texas Prisons

With four months still remaining, 2012 is already the deadliest year in more than a decade in Texas prisons. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has reported 10 homicides this year, up from only three in 2011.

09/03/2012

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Van Loaded With Inmates Crashes On Interstate

An accident along Interstate-30 in Arlington Tuesday morning involved a van loaded with inmates from the Tarrant County Jail. There were two inmate vans traveling on the highway during morning rush hour, and then traffic backed up near Fielder Road.

CBSDFW.COM–08/14/2012

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MS Prison Guard Dies, Others Hurt In ‘Disturbance’

A guard at a southwest Mississippi prison died Sunday and several other employees were injured during what the facility’s private operator is calling “an inmate disturbance” that continued into the evening.

05/20/2012

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Former Texas Prison Cook Wants Last Meal Continued

A former Texas inmate who cooked the final meals for hundreds of condemned prisoners is offering to start doing it again at no cost to the state now that officials have ended the practice of allowing the special last requests.

09/26/2011

A van carrying a guard and seven newly freed inmates crashed in Fort Worth. (credit: KRLD NewsRadio 1080)

Van Carrying Prison Parolees Crashes In Fort Worth

It was a scene that conjures up thoughts of the movie “The Fugitive”. Monday morning a van with a guard and seven inmates onboard crashed on Interstate 30 in far west Fort Worth.

05/09/2011

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