The problem of illegal cell phones being smuggled in to Texas inmates came to light five years ago when a death row inmate called Senator John Whitmire and made threats. Now that Texas senator is again the victim of a death threat.
Federal prosecutors say four top leaders of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang are among the nearly three dozen gang members charged in a 43-page indictment that accuses them of a multitude of offenses
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.
One of the infamous “Texas 7″ fugitive gang has won a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court one week before his scheduled execution.