Arkansas Vows To Keep Pushing For Executions Despite SetbackArkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly 12 years.
Arkansas Wants To Kill 7 Men With Drugs For The LivingWhen administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week if courts allow the executions to proceed are key products of the pharmaceutical industry.
Texas Floodwaters Recede, Inmates Bused Back To UnitsAbout 2,400 inmates evacuated last month from Texas prisons near the rain-swollen Brazos River have been returned to their regular lockups.
1 Killed, Dozens Hurt In Wreck Involving Texas Prison Bus One person was killed and about two-dozen inmates injured in a collision involving a Texas prison bus.
Texas Allowing Transgender Inmates To Start Hormone TherapyYour tax dollars are now going to pay for Texas inmates to begin hormone therapy to manage "intersex conditions and Gender Dysphoria." A new policy change means prisoners, even those who have had no previous treatment, can now receive hormone therapy.
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.