10 Killed After Texas Prison Bus Skids Off Highway, Hits TrainA prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver.
North Texas Prisoner Garden Changing Lives & Boosting BudgetsHill County's new garden by the jail is saving thousands of dollars in prison grocery costs. The first harvest isn't yet complete, but the vegetables harvested so far have saved nearly $2,000.
"Prisoners" Tops Box Office With $21.4 MillionThe more adult-oriented fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama "Prisoners" opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Julie Fisk Reviews "Prisoners" New in theaters this week is the thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman as a man whose daughter has been abducted and Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective who searches for her.
Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of ExecutionsJust four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.
130+ Inmates Escape From Prison On Texas Borderfficials said Tuesday they have found three inmates thought to have escaped through a tunnel at a northern Mexico border prison, lowering the number of escaped prisoners to 129.
2012 Shaping Up As Deadly Year For Texas Prisons With four months still remaining, 2012 is already the deadliest year in more than a decade in Texas prisons. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has reported 10 homicides this year, up from only three in 2011.
Van Loaded With Inmates Crashes On InterstateAn accident along Interstate-30 in Arlington Tuesday morning involved a van loaded with inmates from the Tarrant County Jail. There were two inmate vans traveling on the highway during morning rush hour, and then traffic backed up near Fielder Road.
Texas Inmate Numbers Down Texas historically has one of America's highest incarceration rates per capita but has slipped to its lowest level since 2008, falling to fourth overall among the 50 states.
Texas Lawmakers Consider Changes To Prison CareProposed cuts to the health care provided to Texas prisoners could make the system unconstitutionally inadequate, experts warned lawmakers Monday.
Family Files Suit Over Texas Inmates & Air ConditioningA North Texas family has filed a federal lawsuit against the state, after a man died in a prison that didn’t have air conditioning. Larry Gene McCollum suffered heat stroke last summer, while serving time at the Hutchins State Jail in Dallas.
Former Texas Prison Cook Wants Last Meal ContinuedA former Texas inmate who cooked the final meals for hundreds of condemned prisoners is offering to start doing it again at no cost to the state now that officials have ended the practice of allowing the special last requests.