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.
Texas Supreme Court To Hear Case Over ID Of Texas Execution Drug SupplierThe court set oral arguments for January 23 in a case that stems from a 2014 lawsuit filed by several death penalty attorneys who want to know where Texas prison officials got execution drugs used in two executions that year.
Texas Supreme Court To Hear Sex Offender Law ChallengeThe Texas Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the state's retroactive sex offender laws that some say unfairly stack new punishments on those convicted in plea deals.
Texas Prisons Creating Denture Clinic For Toothless InmatesTexas prison system officials are changing system policy to help fit toothless inmates with dentures.
$18M Worth Of Cocaine Found In Bananas Given To Texas PrisonAuthorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes.
Ex-Texas Parole Officer Faces Up To 20 Years Over PayoffsA former Texas parole officer faces up to 20 years in federal prison for accepting payoffs in exchange for letting other people provide urine samples for some convicts.
Texas Guard Charged With Assaulting Prisoner Who Later DiedA Texas prison guard is charged with assaulting an inmate who later died from his injuries.
Convicted Killer, Former Officer Roy Oliver Sent To Prison In HuntsvilleRoy Oliver was released from the Dallas County Jail and turned over to authorities at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice James “Jay” H. Byrd Unit in Huntsville, Texas early Monday morning.
David Medina, Most Wanted Sex Offender In Texas, Has Ties In Chicago, Authorities SayA convicted child molester from Texas, who is on that state’s 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, could be in the Chicago area.
Texas Court Seeks To Clear Up Whether Inmate Wants To DieCondemned inmate John Ray Falk Jr. filed his own document last month seeking to get rid of his lawyers and "expedite this process with as much swiftness as this court might allow."
Fort Worth Gang Member To Die For Killing Girl, GrandmotherIce cream and birthday cake were being served at a 9-year-old girl's party when Erick Davila grabbed a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle from the trunk of his car and opened fire.
Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Sweltering Texas PrisonA tentative settlement agreement has been reached in a civil rights lawsuit in which attorneys for inmates at a Southeast Texas prison said sweltering summer heat was endangering the inmates' health.
Nearly 3 Dozen Texas Inmates End Hunger StrikeTexas prison officials say nearly 40 inmates on a hunger strike since Christmas have ended their protest over alleged limited recreational time and food portions.