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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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Report Criticizes Number Of Texas Prisoners Held In Solitary

A study by the Texas Civil Rights Project and American Civil Liberties Union is critical of what the organizations contend is overuse of solitary confinement in Texas prisons.

02/05/2015

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Longview Man Gets Life For Killing Ex-Wife, Her Daughter

An East Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 shooting deaths of his ex-wife and her 11-year-old daughter.

02/03/2015

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Former North Texas Police Officer Sent To Prison For Fatal Wreck

A former North Texas police officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of causing a 2011 patrol car wreck that left two cousins and an unborn child dead.

01/20/2015

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Texas Among States Opting Out Of New Anti-Prison Rape Requirements

Texas, has opted out of anti-rape prison requirements, arguing that it’s too costly to implement requirements that they say don’t give them the flexibility to administer their facilities the way they see fit.

CBS 11–01/04/2015

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Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Reduce Penalties For Marijuana Possession

State Rep. Joe Moody has introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for marijuana possession in Texas.

12/15/2014

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