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Aryan Brotherhood Members, Associates In Texas Get Prison

Five more Aryan Brotherhood of Texas white supremacist members or their associates are going to federal prison for running drugs.

06/26/2015

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Drug Abuse Numbers In California Prisons Dwarf States Like Texas

Texas 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”.

06/21/2015

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Texas Law To Update Sex Offender-Civil Commitment Program

Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill to update the Texas sex offender civil-commitment program and clarify when offenders face return to prison.

06/18/2015

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Plano Man’s Killer Receives Life Without Parole

Christopher James Holder, 31, has received a life sentence without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of capital murder.

06/02/2015

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Video Visits For Texas Inmates Grows

Video visitation has replaced the more familiar in-person visits at a growing number of jails and prison systems across the United States. But some concerns have been raised.

05/20/2015

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Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 27 Years After 1,900 Pounds Of Meth Found

A Mesquite man has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison after being caught with a large amount of methamphetamine in his home.

04/17/2015

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Texas Faces Deadline To Relocate Sex Offenders After Prison

A Texas agency is scrambling to relocate more than 100 sex offenders after two companies backed out of a contract to provide post-prison housing.

04/03/2015

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Man Who Skipped Prison Faces More Jail Time

A man from Irving who was convicted of fraud, but skipped reporting to federal prison to serve nearly six years in jail, now faces up to 10 more years behind bars.

03/18/2015

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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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Texas Prison Agency Seeks To Replenish Execution Drug Supply

Texas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.

03/09/2015

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Convicted Murderer Routh Moved To Texas Prison Intake Center

Routh was convicted of capital murder in the 2013 deaths of Kyle and Chad Littlefield after jurors rejected his insanity defense. Prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty.

03/06/2015

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Inmate Gets 80 More Years For Plotting To Kill Texas Judge

A Central Texas man in prison for not registering as a sex offender must serve 80 more years for trying to hire a hit man to kill the judge in his case.

02/20/2015

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