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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Federal Court Rejects Condemned Inmate’s Racial Appeal Claim

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose supporters contend was sentenced unfairly because of his race.

08/20/2015

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Grand Prairie Man Convicted For Child Pornography

A 34-year-old man named Luis Vasquez-Sanchez, was sentenced Wednesday morning by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 100 months in federal prison.

08/19/2015

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Texas Woman Gets Prison, Offered Girl For Sex

A South Texas woman has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for trying to lure a man into having sex with one of her young female relatives.

08/13/2015

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Three Men Given Federal Prison Sentences For Armored Car Heist

Britt Michael Gresham, 24, and Brian Keith Hodge, 43, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 78 months and 63 months, respectively, in federal prison

08/12/2015

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Prison Guard Beaten To Death During Cell Transfer

A Texas prisons spokesman says inmate beat guard to death during cell transfer.

07/15/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 7: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (credit: Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Commutes The Sentences Of 46 Convicts

President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of four Texans and 42 other non-violent offenders on Monday, including 14 who were serving life sentences, saying “their punishments didn’t fit the crime.”

07/13/2015

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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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