Tarrant County Commissioners Vote To Continue Program Allowing Jailers To Check Immigration Status Of InmatesTarrant County Commissioners voted 3 to 2 on Tuesday to extend the program with federal immigration authorities.
3 Native American Inmates Win Right To Long Hair In TexasThe inmates' lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice argued that Native American spiritual beliefs regard hair as an extension of the soul.
Texas Prisons Creating Denture Clinic For Toothless InmatesTexas prison system officials are changing system policy to help fit toothless inmates with dentures.
7 Dead After S.C. Inmates Fight Over Money, TerritoryInmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for more than seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century.
Report Criticizes Texas Jail In Wake Of Inmates EscapeA state report has found deficiencies in the operation of the Bexar County jail in the wake of three murder suspects who escaped the facility in March.
Lawsuit Claims Dallas County Bail System Unfairly Harms PoorA federal civil rights lawsuit alleges that Dallas County's bail system unfairly harms poor people, violating their constitutional rights.
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.
Judge OKs Texas' Plan To Move Inmates From Hot PrisonThe judge ordered that inmates with certain health conditions or who are at least 65 years old be transferred or housed elsewhere in the prison where temperatures don't exceed 88 degrees.
Arkansas Inmates Snatch Keys, Take Control Of Part Of PrisonInmates at a maximum security prison are holding correctional officers captive in an area where the prisoners now control the keys and the doors.
Texas May Move 'Heat-Sensitive' Inmates To Cooler PrisonsThe judge said those inmates needed to reside where temperatures are no higher than 88 degrees.
Arkansas Vows To Keep Pushing For Executions Despite SetbackArkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly 12 years.