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Dallas County Prison Inmate Dies After Apparent Fight With CellmateA Texas prison system inmate has died following an apparent fight with his cellmate. TDCJ officials said the death of 31-year-old Alton Rodgers has been ruled a homicide and the investigation continues.
FDA Agrees To Hear From Texas, Arizona On Seized Execution DrugsThe federal government has agreed to hear arguments from Texas and Arizona prison officials after agents seized drugs that both states were trying to import for use in executions.
Texas Gives Virginia Lethal Drug For Upcoming ExecutionTexas prison officials are helping Virginia carry out a scheduled execution next week by providing that state with the lethal drug pentobarbital
Texas Drug Felons Soon Can Get Federal Food AssistanceDrug felons in Texas soon will be able to receive federal food assistance under a new policy that becomes effective next month.
Texas Parole Officer, Boyfriend Face Child Porn ChargeA complaint says officers met with the parole officer and discovered a video on her cellphone of a girl engaged in a sexual act.
Convicted Felon Who Fled Austin Hospital Still At LargeA corrections officer assigned to watch the inmate at the hospital stepped out of the room briefly, and the inmate took off.
Garland Parole Officer Accepted Money From ParoleeBreanna Polk, charged with one count of wire fraud, pleaded guilty Tuesday.
Texas Looking Again For Execution Drug SupplyTexas' 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.
Texas Set To Execute Man For 2002 Killing Of Ferris Police OfficerTexas 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
Convicted Murderer Routh Moved To Texas Prison Intake CenterRouth 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.
Report Criticizes Number Of Texas Prisoners Held In SolitaryA 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.
Guard Remains Critical After Deadly Texas Prison Bus WreckJust one person remains in critical condition following a prison bus wreck in West Texas that left 10 people dead and five hurt.

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