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.
Arkansas Wants To Kill 7 Men With Drugs For The LivingWhen administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week if courts allow the executions to proceed are key products of the pharmaceutical industry.
Texas Floodwaters Recede, Inmates Bused Back To UnitsAbout 2,400 inmates evacuated last month from Texas prisons near the rain-swollen Brazos River have been returned to their regular lockups.
1 Killed, Dozens Hurt In Wreck Involving Texas Prison Bus One person was killed and about two-dozen inmates injured in a collision involving a Texas prison bus.
Texas Allowing Transgender Inmates To Start Hormone TherapyYour tax dollars are now going to pay for Texas inmates to begin hormone therapy to manage "intersex conditions and Gender Dysphoria." A new policy change means prisoners, even those who have had no previous treatment, can now receive hormone therapy.
Thousands Of Drug Inmates Approved For Early Prison ReleaseDrug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.