Transgender Women Fight Texas Law That Restricts Inmates From Changing NameThree transgender women have filed a lawsuit challenging a Texas law that bars federal prison inmates from legally changing their names while in custody and within two years after serving their sentence.
Dallas County Jail Hosts Restoration Art Workshop Event Inside Lew SterrettThe Dallas Sheriff’s Office Inmate Programs Section is hosting a special jail event tomorrow catered to women who have a passion for the arts.
Judge Orders Re-Inspection Of Troubled Texas JailA Texas judge has ordered a new inspection of a privately run jail near Houston where prisoners have escaped in recent months and an inmate has died.
Texas Jail Repeats Errors, Mistakenly Releases 2 More InmatesThe top administrator in Bexar County says the jail there is facing a "crisis situation" after guards wrongly released two inmates just hours apart, bringing to at least 12 the number of prisoners mistakenly released this year.
East Texas Jailer Accused Of Stealing Money From Inmates ArrestedAn East Texas jailer has been charged with stealing hundreds of dollars from inmates who surrendered the cash when booked.
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.