Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Buses began moving inmates from the minimum-security Dawson State Jail Thursday morning, after months of CBS 11 investigations and debates from lawmakers.
Texas is the nation’s most active death penalty state and officials say they’re running out of the drug used for executions.
A jail in downtown Dallas is closing for good — after a series of CBS 11 I-Team investigations uncovered questionable deaths inside the facility.
Cell phones can fetch more than a thousand dollars inside Texas prisons and have become the most sought after contraband among inmates.
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.
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.
State prison officials have begun transferring some inmates from two Texas Panhandle units to other penitentiaries due to a lack of corrections officers.
Convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines has been executed for strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman at her apartment 21 years ago.
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.
People have died inside a downtown Dallas jail. And we’ve been told, the deaths are the result of a lack of attention and medical care.
Two Texas prisons that have had serious problems with cellphones being smuggled inmates are getting a system to block phone calls coming from inside the lockups.
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.