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The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Looking Again For Execution Drug Supply

Texas’ prison chief says his agency is continuing the search for a new supply of execution drugs to replenish pentobarbital that will be exhausted again if two lethal injections scheduled over the next two weeks are carried out.

04/17/2015

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Set To Execute Man For 2002 Killing Of Ferris Police Officer

Texas prison officials were preparing to execute a prisoner later Thursday for the 2002 killing of a Dallas-area police officer during a shootout following the killing of a customer outside of a convenience store

04/09/2015

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Convicted Murderer Routh Moved To Texas Prison Intake Center

Routh was convicted of capital murder in the 2013 deaths of Kyle and Chad Littlefield after jurors rejected his insanity defense. Prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty.

03/06/2015

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Report Criticizes Number Of Texas Prisoners Held In Solitary

A study by the Texas Civil Rights Project and American Civil Liberties Union is critical of what the organizations contend is overuse of solitary confinement in Texas prisons.

02/05/2015

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Guard Remains Critical After Deadly Texas Prison Bus Wreck

Just one person remains in critical condition following a prison bus wreck in West Texas that left 10 people dead and five hurt.

01/19/2015

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10 Killed After Texas Prison Bus Skids Off Highway, Hits Train

A 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.

01/14/2015

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Texas Prisons To Alter Rules On Inmates Who Marry

Texas prison officials are revising a policy that would allow inmates to be married inside a prison to someone who isn’t incarcerated.

11/18/2014

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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

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

AG: Texas Can Keep Execution Drug Source Secret

The Texas Attorney General says the state doesn’t have to disclose where it gets its execution drugs.

05/29/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

04/02/2014

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Finds New Supplier For Execution Drugs

Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.

03/19/2014

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Texas Prison System Pays $750K To Cool Down Pig Barns

The Texas prison system is paying $750,000 for climate-controlled barns for use in its pig farming program.

08/17/2013

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