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Hundreds Of Offender GPS Alerts Take Days To Clear

You 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.

09/25/2014

The execution gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. (credit: AP)

Judge Lets Texas Keep Execution Drug Secret

A 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.

04/11/2014

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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.

09/03/2012

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Family Files Suit Over Texas Inmates & Air Conditioning

A 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.

06/27/2012

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Ad-Seg: Time In Isolation At Texas Prisons

Behind 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.

08/17/2011