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Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK). (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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

File photo of a cop car with its lights on. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Escaped Jail Inmate From Oklahoma Caught In Texas

An inmate from an Oklahoma jail who fled while on work duty has been captured in the Texas Panhandle driving a stolen government pickup truck.

08/08/2013

File photo of a death chamber in Texas, where lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Convicted Houston Cop Killer Set To Die Wednesday

Attorneys for a 37-year-old Texas death row inmate are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution this week for the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer 14 years ago.

05/14/2013

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Texas Sheriff Fakes Being Hit Man, Inmate Charged

A North Texas sheriff faked being a hit man to negotiate with a jail inmate now charged with trying to have his estranged wife and her male friend killed.

01/10/2013

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Inmate Guilty After Beating Another Prisoner Up For Allegedly Being Gay

A federal prison inmate in Texas has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge after admitting that he beat another prisoner he thought was gay.

11/08/2012

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Two Texas Death Row Inmates Lose Appeals

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of two men condemned for the deaths of law enforcement officers.

10/31/2012

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