Dallas County Commissioners Vote In Favor Of Cite And ReleaseDallas County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to supporting "cite and release" for all eligible crimes.
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Suspending In-Person Visitation In JailsThe restriction doesn't apply to visitation by an attorney meeting with a client or a religious leader or member of the clergy.
As Outbreaks Continue, Texas Begins 'Expanded' Coronavirus Testing In State PrisonsWith more than 43,000 inmates currently on precautionary lockdown, Texas announced that widespread COVID-19 testing will begin in state prisons.
Tarrant County Reports 485 New Coronavirus Cases, 423 Caused By Federal Prison OutbreakTarrant County Public Health (TCPH) reported 485 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, of which 423 were caused by a federal prison outbreak.
Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, Hand Sanitizer Is Still Considered Contraband In Texas PrisonsThe CDC lists it as one of the things most effective in the battle against COVID-19, but alcohol-based hand sanitizer is considered contraband in Texas jails and prisons.
Federal Prison In Fort Worth Has 2nd Most Coronavirus Cases In CountryThe prison that holds men with serious or chronic medical needs, has become the site of one of the largest facility spreads of COVID-19 in the country.
2 Texas Prison Employees Die After Testing Positive For CoronavirusTwo longtime employees at two different prisons in Texas died this week after they tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Man Wanted After Meth-Fueled Night He Shot, Beat Victim With Tire Iron The Parker County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding a man who they say shot someone, then beat the victim with a four-way tire tool and abandoned him bloody in a field.
Coronavirus In Texas: Prison Inmates Making Protective MasksThe prison factories are making up to 20,000 masks a day. They are also producing plastic face masks.
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.
Man Gets 5 1/2 Years For Lying To FBI In Probe Of Texas AttackA witness in the investigation of a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for lying to FBI agents and tampering with a witness.
Dallas Lawyer Gets 5 Years In Louisiana Prison For Beating Woman After DateA Texas attorney has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to five years in a Louisiana prison for breaking his girlfriend's eye socket and knocking out a tooth.
Fort Worth Prisoner Granted Clemency Got Support From Former Inmate Alice JohnsonCrystal Munoz spent the last 12 years in prison after being convicted on marijuana charges, but she found an effective advocate in another former federal prisoner whose sentence Trump commuted.
Child Pornographer In Possession Of 90,000 Images Of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation Gets 25 Years After reviewing graphic images found on Robert Kessler's computer, law enforcement identified 6,200 known victims listed on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children database.
Trinity Trails Attacker Gets Sentenced To 50 Years In PrisonJustin Lacey Ray, 23, was sentenced to 50 years for the September 2017 attack on a female jogger on the Trinity Trails, and 20 years for another attack two weeks prior. He will serve them concurrently.