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.
Houston police say DNA evidence has implicated a prison inmate in multiple sexual assaults since 1992.
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.
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.
Authorities say a jailed North Texas man awaiting trial on a child sex abuse charge has committed suicide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of two men condemned for the deaths of law enforcement officers.