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.
Whole Foods To Stop Selling Products Made By InmatesWhole Foods will stop selling products made using a prison labor program after a protest at one of its stores in Texas.
Drug Abuse Numbers In California Prisons Dwarf States Like TexasTexas prisons, on average, see one drug-related death per year. California, on the other hand, has seen 150 inmates die of overdoses since 2006 -- with a high of 24 in 2013. Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard told lawmakers that drugs are "rampant in [California] prisons".
State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing SquadLawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas' supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.
Report: Damaged Guardrail Could Have Caused Prison Bus WreckA West Texas prison bus accident that killed two prison guards and eight inmates was likely caused when the bus hit a piece of displaced highway guardrail.
10 Killed After Texas Prison Bus Skids Off Highway, Hits TrainA prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver.
11 Indicted In Dallas-Area Drug Ring, Ties To JailProsecutors say 11 people have been indicted in a Dallas-area drug ring allegedly involving jail inmates.
Inmates Freed By DPD Computer Glitch Suspects In New CrimeTwo 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.
A New Multi-Million $ Regional Jail & Animal Control FacilityCBS 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.
Captured Hopkins County Escapees Back In CourtTwo 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.
Hopkins County Jail Escapees Found 20 Miles AwayA 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.
Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of ExecutionsJust 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.
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