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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

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

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

Maria Panagopoulos saved her son from a child abuser. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Mother’s Intuition Screamed ‘Predator’ After Run-In With Child Abuser

A mother’s intuition was right on the money about accused child molester Randy Wesson nearly three years ago when she met him.

11/21/2014

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Texas Prisons To Alter Rules On Inmates Who Marry

Texas prison officials are revising a policy that would allow inmates to be married inside a prison to someone who isn’t incarcerated.

11/18/2014

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Las Colinas Country Club Worker Gets Prison Over Taxes

A former accounting manager for a Las Colinas country club is sentenced two years in prison

CBS 11–11/01/2014

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Convicted Drug Dealer, Busted By Arlington Police, Gets 99 Years

A convicted drug dealer has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for selling less than an ounce of cocaine to a North Texas law enforcement officer.

10/30/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Supreme Court Denies Appeal Ahead Of Execution

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the last-chance appeal of a former gang member scheduled for execution Tuesday evening after his defense attorneys argued that the man, who was convicted of killing three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio, is mentally impaired.

10/28/2014

Luis Erasmo Torres (mugshot via Forth Worth Police Dept.)

Marine Reservist Sentenced To 45 Years For Fatally Stabbing Teen Girlfriend

North Texas prosecutors say a 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally stabbing his teenage girlfriend after she told him she no longer wanted to date him.

10/17/2014

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Former Denton HS Teacher Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

A former North Texas high school journalism teacher faces up to 60 years in federal prison for soliciting teens for child pornography.

10/15/2014

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