Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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Mysterious Jail Death Raises Questions

The Alfanos walk around their home eager to show visitors reminders of their daughter Pam Weatherby. When opening the fridge, two remaining bottles of insulin still sit chilling.

04/26/2012

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Anthony Graves Story on 48 Hours Saturday

The CBS news show 48 Hours Mystery will air a segment this Saturday with an update on former death row inmate Anthony Graves’ story.

03/15/2012

Warren Jeffs (center) is held by two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT officers during his extradition hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. (credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

Convicted Polygamist May Have Broken Phone Rules

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says officials are trying to determine if Jeffs preached a sermon to his congregation over a speaker phone.

12/29/2011

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: Texas Inmate Paroled After 60 Years

When Harvey Stewart first went to prison 60 years ago, gasoline was 20 cents a gallon, a postage stamp cost three pennies and Harry Truman was president.

12/17/2011

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas Inmates Enroll In Prison-Based Seminary

Thirty-nine men in identical white uniforms bowed their heads, sang, laughed, clapped, cheered and prayed as they were formally installed Monday as the state’s first class of seminarians behind prison walls.

08/29/2011

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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

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Texas Prisons Can’t Stop Cell Phones At Cell Walls

Texas State Senator John Whitmire calls it the most unusual phone call of his life. “Nothing shocks me anymore, but this would probably take first prize for the biggest, unbelievable story,” said the Senator from Houston. “No Texan should have to worry about getting a call from an inmate.”

06/13/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

State Set To Use New Drug In Tuesday Execution

Cleve Foster says he’s not afraid to die — but he doesn’t want to be a guinea pig. Foster would be the first Texas inmate executed with a new drug in the nation’s busiest death penalty state if his lethal injection scheduled for Tuesday evening is carried out in Huntsville.

04/03/2011

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Michael Wayne Hall Executed For His Role In Tourture-Slaying

A North Texas man convicted in the 1998 torture-slaying of a 19-year-old mentally challenged woman apologized profusely Tuesday just minutes before he was executed, exactly 13 years after the murder.

02/15/2011

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DNA Exonerees Say Texas Unfairly Cut Compensation

Before DNA tests proved his innocence, Ronald Taylor spent more than 14 years in prison for a Houston rape he did not commit.

CBSDFW.COM–11/28/2010

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Longest-Serving Prisoner On Texas Death Row Dies

A spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff’s office says the longest-serving prisoner on Texas’ death row has died of natural causes in the county jail.

CBSDFW.COM–11/15/2010

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