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.
Senator Cornyn Makes The Case For Prison ReformTexas Senator John Cornyn says he has a smart crime plan that starts with support programs for prisoners.
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.
Dallas Prisoners Train Dogs In Rehabilitation ProgramPrisoners in Dallas County are taking time to train dogs as part of a rehabilitation program that is new to North Texas.
More Prisoners Moved From Guantanamo BayThe Department of Defense announced Tuesday the transfer of 10 detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison to the government of Oman.
Law Firm Recommends System For Capital Case Appeals In TexasA law firm is recommending that Texas establish a system for condemned prisoners to have better legal help during the initial appeal that follows their trial.
Obama Shortens Terms For 214 Prisoners; 67 Had Life SentenceAlmost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent crimes related to cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs, although a few were charged with firearms violations related to their drug activities.
Texas Floodwaters Recede, Inmates Bused Back To UnitsAbout 2,400 inmates evacuated last month from Texas prisons near the rain-swollen Brazos River are being returned to their previous lockups.
US To States: Make It Easier For Prisoners To Obtains IDsAttorney General Loretta Lynch is urging governors to make it easier for prisoners to obtain state-issued identification upon their release.
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.
10 Killed After Texas Prison Bus Skids Off Highway, Hits TrainA prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver.
North Texas Prisoner Garden Changing Lives & Boosting BudgetsHill County's new garden by the jail is saving thousands of dollars in prison grocery costs. The first harvest isn't yet complete, but the vegetables harvested so far have saved nearly $2,000.
"Prisoners" Tops Box Office With $21.4 MillionThe more adult-oriented fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama "Prisoners" opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Julie Fisk Reviews "Prisoners" New in theaters this week is the thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman as a man whose daughter has been abducted and Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective who searches for her.
Report: Handfull Of States Have Bulk Of ExecutionsJust four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.