Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Feds Ban Of Execution DrugThe FDA is refusing to back down from its decision to block the Texas prison system from importing a drug that could be used for capital punishment.
Texas Bans Inmate Online Profiles Managed By OthersTexas prison officials are cracking down on social media accounts which are managed for inmates by friends or relatives while the prisoners themselves have no internet access because they're locked up.
Texas Executes Man For Killing 12-Year-Old BoyA South Texas man was executed Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank after beating the seventh-grader with a pipe and slitting his throat.
Texas Allowing Transgender Inmates To Start Hormone TherapyYour tax dollars are now going to pay for Texas inmates to begin hormone therapy to manage "intersex conditions and Gender Dysphoria." A new policy change means prisoners, even those who have had no previous treatment, can now receive hormone therapy.
Dallas County Prison Inmate Dies After Apparent Fight With CellmateA Texas prison system inmate has died following an apparent fight with his cellmate. TDCJ officials said the death of 31-year-old Alton Rodgers has been ruled a homicide and the investigation continues.
Garland Parole Officer Accepted Money From ParoleeBreanna Polk, charged with one count of wire fraud, pleaded guilty Tuesday.
Hundreds Of Offender GPS Alerts Take Days To ClearYou may think convicted criminals out on parole are forced to wear GPS monitors and tracked all the time. But the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered, that's not always the case.
Judge Lets Texas Keep Execution Drug SecretA Texas judge allowed state prison officials on Thursday to keep the identity of a new execution drug supplier secret despite new challenges to the state's claim that making the name public could put the company in danger.
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.
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.
Ad-Seg: Time In Isolation At Texas PrisonsBehind the razor wire-topped fences of Ferguson prison and other Texas penitentiaries are 5,205 inmates branded the baddest of the bad -- dubbed so devious they are locked in one-man cells for 23 hours a day often for decades.

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