A Texas prisons spokesman says inmate beat guard to death during cell transfer.
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.”
Five more Aryan Brotherhood of Texas white supremacist members or their associates are going to federal prison for running drugs.
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”.
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.
Christopher James Holder, 31, has received a life sentence without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of capital murder.
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.
A Mesquite man has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison after being caught with a large amount of methamphetamine in his home.
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.
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.
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.
Texas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.