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Texas Inmate Facing Execution Wins Reprieve From State Judge

A Texas judge on Tuesday halted the execution of an inmate convicted of stabbing a corrections officer to death more than 15 years ago.

04/28/2015

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Inmate Asks US Supreme Court To Block Execution

Attorneys for a man convicted of stabbing a Texas corrections officer to death over a disagreement about a peanut butter sandwich are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his execution.

04/27/2015

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Employee Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Inmate

South Texas authorities say a Juvenile Probation Detention Center employee has been arrested following accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage inmate.

02/05/2015

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Jail Inmate Found Unresponsive, Dies

A 27-year-old inmate in an East Texas jail has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

11/04/2014

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Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him “torturous” […]

09/09/2014

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Oklahoma Prison Chief Calls For Execution Review

The head of Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections said in a letter to the governor Thursday that the state must change its execution procedures to allow for more oversight after an inmate suffered an agonizing death this week as the state tried to execute him.

05/01/2014

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DNA Matches Texas Inmate In Multiple Sex Assault Cases

Houston police say DNA evidence has implicated a prison inmate in multiple sexual assaults since 1992.

04/09/2014

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Appeals Court: Texas Execution Back On

The execution of a Texas inmate is back on schedule now that a federal appeals court has ruled the state doesn’t have to reveal where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/07/2014

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Man On Death Row For 2 Decades Wins Appeal

A Harris County man on Texas death row for 20 years has won a federal court appeal that allows him to pursue claims he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.

09/03/2013

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Texas Inmate Facing Sex Charges Commits Suicide

Authorities say a jailed North Texas man awaiting trial on a child sex abuse charge has committed suicide.

08/14/2013

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