Federal Prisons Will Confine Inmates To Cells For 14 DaysThe Bureau of Prisons will begin confining federal inmates, at the more than one dozen Texas locations and across the country, to their cells for 14 days in an attempt to prevent coronavirus exposure.
AG Paxton Files Intervention To Prevent Release Of Over 4,000 Inmates In Harris CountyTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an intervention Sunday to prevent the release of thousands of inmates during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2 Texas Prisons To Close Due To Inmate Population Decline, UnderstaffingThe closures of a prison in South Texas and another in suburban Houston will result in annual savings of about $20 million.
Dallas County Jail Inmates Bust Out Dance Moves On Valentine's DayFriday's event at the jail is part of a program that helps inmates prepare to rejoin society and increase their chances of success.
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.