Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Sweltering Texas PrisonA tentative settlement agreement has been reached in a civil rights lawsuit in which attorneys for inmates at a Southeast Texas prison said sweltering summer heat was endangering the inmates' health.
Nearly 3 Dozen Texas Inmates End Hunger StrikeTexas prison officials say nearly 40 inmates on a hunger strike since Christmas have ended their protest over alleged limited recreational time and food portions.
Inmates At North Texas Prison Refusing To Accept MealsAuthorities say a variety of complaints has prompted inmates at a North Texas prison to refuse accepting meals.
Texas Man's Execution Halted Amid Alleged Confession SchemeA judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer."
Texas Inmates Donate More Than $53,000 For Harvey ReliefInmates serving time in Texas prisons have also found a way to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Texas Sues To Release Execution Drug Shipment Seized By FDATexas prison officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to rescind a U.S. Food and Drug Administration order that blocks the corrections agency from receiving a foreign shipment of a drug that the state wants to use for executions.
Texas Prisons Trial Ordered After Heat-Related Inmate DeathA federal judge has ordered a civil trial of the Texas prison system and its leadership in a civil rights lawsuit arising from the heat-related death of an inmate.
Execution Of Collin County Real Estate Agent's Killer ResetThe Dallas Public Library is selling thousands of books, CD's, DVD's and vinyl albums at bargain prices. The sale at the J. Erik Jonsson Branch, on Young Street in downtown Dallas, begins January 28.
Texas Sues FDA To Make Decision On Execution Drug ShipmentTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the FDA is either incompetent or willfully obstructing the shipment of sodium thiopental.
Killer of Collin County Real Estate Agent Gets Execution DateA North Carolina parolee on Texas death row for the slaying 10 years ago of a McKinney real estate agent, whose body was found in a model home, has received an execution date.
Texan Who Killed Neighbor Couple Executed In HuntsvilleAn East Texas man who pleaded guilty to killing a neighbor couple during a shooting rampage 13 years ago and said he wanted to be put to death for the crime was executed Wednesday evening.
Assistant Warden Suspended After Prison Guard KilledThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday, Assistant Warden Jimmy Webb of the Robertson Unit near Abilene was suspended for seven days and placed on four months' probation.