Texas Death Row Inmate Jorge Villanueva, Who Had Liver Cancer, Dies After COVID-19 DiagnosisWhile a formal cause of death has not been confirmed, his lawyer Jeremy Schepers said hospital records “indicate that COVID-19 is the presumed, but as of yet unconfirmed, cause of death.”
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.
Texas Prison Ordered To Provide Soap, Masks To Inmates After Coronavirus-Related DeathA prison in Texas has been ordered to provide inmates with soap, hand sanitizer and masks following the death of an inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus.
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.
Substance Abuse Counselor Becomes 1st Coronavirus Case Reported In Texas Prison SystemThe counselor found out he tested positive for the disease Sunday after doing “cell side counseling” at a prison outside of Houston last week.
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 Man, Abel Ochoa, Set To Be Executed For Killing 5, Including Wife And 2 ChildrenA Dallas man who shot and killed his wife, his two children and two other relatives about 18 years ago is expected to be executed Thursday evening.
Texas Inmate Travis Runnels Executed For 2003 Killing Of Prison SupervisorTravis Runnels, 46, was convicted of slashing the throat of 38-year-old Stanley Wiley on January 29, 2003 because he hadn't gotten a job transfer in the prison.
Inmate Who Slit Throat Of Prison Supervisor While Serving Time For Dallas Crime Set To Be ExecutedHe was found guilty of a crime in Dallas and sent to a prison in Amarillo where he cut the throat of a supervisor. Tonight Travis Runnels is scheduled to be put to death.
Amber Guyger Leaves Dallas County, Turned Over To Texas Department Of Criminal JusticeLong before sunrise on October 4 former Dallas police officer and now convicted murderer Amber Guyger was released from the Dallas County Jail.
Former TDCJ Lieutenant Accused Of Cooking Up Raw Beef Insurance SchemeAuthorities are accusing a former Texas Department of Criminal Justice lieutenant of taking part in an undercooked scheme in which she claimed she was served raw hamburger meat at two different locations of a fast food chain.
Wesley Mathews Transferred To Texas Prison To Serve Life Sentence For Death Of 3-Year-Old DaughterWesley Mathews now begins his life sentence in the death of his adopted 3-year-old daughter, Sherin.
Rise In Suicide Attempts In Texas Prisons Alarms AdvocatesThe number of officially logged suicide attempts among Texas prisoners has nearly tripled in the last decade.
Texas Bans Clergy From Executions After SCOTUS Ruling Regarding Patrick Murphy CaseThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice says effective immediately it will only permit security staff into the death chamber because of the high court's ruling staying the execution of Patrick Murphy.
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.