Judge: Texas Prison's Water Violates 'Standards Of Decency'A group of prisoners alleging they have to drink arsenic-laden water to stay cool inside their hot Texas lockup won a legal victory Tuesday in an ongoing lawsuit after a federal judge ordered the Texas prison system to provide safe drinking water that doesn't violate "contemporary standards of decency."
Texan Receives 55 Years For Killing Girlfriend, Wounding SonA West Texas man must serve 55 years in prison for the 2014 fatal shooting of his girlfriend and the wounding of their newborn son in her arms.
Texas Floodwaters Recede, Inmates Bused Back To UnitsAbout 2,400 inmates evacuated last month from Texas prisons near the rain-swollen Brazos River are being returned to their previous lockups.
Texas Man Charged In 7 Sex Assault Cases, Suspect In 8 MoreAuthorities say a Houston man facing charges in seven sexual assault cases is also the prime suspect in eight other cases dating back to 2012.
Obama Cuts Prison Sentences For 42 Drug OffendersPresident Barack Obama has shortened the sentences of 42 people serving time for drug-related offenses, continuing a push for clemency that has ramped up in the final year of his administration.
Judge: Firm Tied To Polygamous Group Used Child LaborNearly 200 children from a polygamous sect whose leader, Warren Jeffs is serving a life sentence in Texas, had to work long hours in the cold.
Dallas Man Sentenced For Taking Teen To Louisiana For ProstitutionA 27-year-old Texas man faces nearly 15 years in prison for bringing a 14-year-old Dallas girl to northwest Louisiana for prostitution, federal prosecutors say.
Texas Man Could Face Trial In Oklahoma Crash that Killed 4Prosecutors have presented evidence to send a Texas man charged with multiple counts of first-degree manslaughter to trial in the September 2014 deaths of four college softball players.
US To States: Make It Easier For Prisoners To Obtains IDsAttorney General Loretta Lynch is urging governors to make it easier for prisoners to obtain state-issued identification upon their release.
Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Federal Ban Of Drug Used In ExecutionsTexas prison officials are reviewing what they call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's tentative decision to block it from importing a drug that could be used in executions.
Woman Gets Prison For Running Away With Boy, 14, For SexJennifer Lynn Dougherty was sentenced by a federal judge in Dallas on Wednesday.
Waco Man Gets 12 Life Sentences In Human Trafficking CaseAn east Waco man found guilty of harboring a 15-year-old runaway and charging men to have sex with her has been sentenced to 12 consecutive terms of life in prison.