Law Firm Recommends System For Capital Case Appeals In TexasA law firm is recommending that Texas establish a system for condemned prisoners to have better legal help during the initial appeal that follows their trial.
Obama Shortens Terms For 214 Prisoners; 67 Had Life SentenceAlmost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent crimes related to cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs, although a few were charged with firearms violations related to their drug activities.
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.
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.
Thousands Of Drug Inmates Approved For Early Prison ReleaseDrug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.
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.

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