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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

Dawson State Jail

Inmates Moved From Dawson State Jail

Buses began moving inmates from the minimum-security Dawson State Jail Thursday morning, after months of CBS 11 investigations and debates from lawmakers.

CBS 11–08/01/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Prisons Running Out Of Execution Drug

Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.

08/01/2013

Dawson State Jail

Dawson State Jail To Close After Series Of CBS 11 I-Team Reports

A jail in downtown Dallas is closing for good — after a series of CBS 11 I-Team investigations uncovered questionable deaths inside the facility.

CBS 11–06/11/2013

X-Ray showing cell phone inside of an inmate.  (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General)

I-Team: Texas Fighting Back Against Smuggled Prison Cell Phones

Cell phones can fetch more than a thousand dollars inside Texas prisons and have become the most sought after contraband among inmates.

CBS 11–04/01/2013

Convicted Texas murderer Kimberly McCarthy. (credit: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Texas Female Execution Halted, DA Will Not Appeal

The first woman scheduled to be executed in the U.S. since 2010 won a reprieve Tuesday, mere hours before she was scheduled to be taken to the Texas death chamber.

01/29/2013

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Former Texas Parole Officer Accepted Bribes

A former Texas parole officer faces up to 20 years in prison for accepting bribes from a man she supervised and not reporting his alleged financial violations.

01/24/2013

A guard watches as inmates prepare for a work detail at the minimum-security Texas prison. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Guard Shortage Means Moving Some Texas Inmates

State prison officials have begun transferring some inmates from two Texas Panhandle units to other penitentiaries due to a lack of corrections officers.

12/11/2012

Bobby Lee Hines (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

Texas Executes Convicted Killer For 1991 Slaying

Convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines has been executed for strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman at her apartment 21 years ago.

10/24/2012

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Executes Man For 12-Year-Old Girl’s Death

A Texas man whose lawyers argued was mentally ill and incompetent for execution was put to death Wednesday evening for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago.

10/11/2012

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