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

Attorney For Inmate Seeking Freedom Before He Dies Of Inoperable Cancer

Attorneys for one of the longest-imprisoned Texas death row inmates are seeking a clemency and freedom for him before he dies of inoperable cancer.

08/13/2014

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Execution Dates Set For Okla. Death Row Inmates

Execution dates have been set for three Oklahoma death-row inmates even as state officials continue to investigate what went wrong during a botched execution in April.

08/10/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Computer System Mistakenly Releases More Than 20 Inmates

Dallas police officials say snafus with a new computer system led authorities to mistakenly release more than 20 inmates.

06/19/2014

File photo of a person smoking a cigarette filled with marijuana. (Photo credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Texas Inmates Get Sick After Smoking Synthetic Pot

Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.

03/11/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

In Texas, Jail Confronts Issue Of Inmate Safety

Black eyeliner rings Tyniesha Stephens’ large brown eyes. Her long, dark hair is pulled back in a ponytail, and she excitedly shares pictures of herself in the blonde wig and skirts she dons when she’s not in orange jail garb.

01/30/2014

File photo of a Texas death chamber. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Supreme Court Orders 6 Death Row Cases Reviewed

The U.S. Supreme Court has sent the cases of six Texas death row inmates, including one of the infamous “Texas 7″ gang of escapees, back to a lower court for reviews of whether attorneys in the earlier stages of their appeals let them down.

06/03/2013

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Inmate Built Birdhouses Scheduled For Auction

Behind rows of razor wire, metal detectors, security guards and gray metal bars, prison inmate John Umoren put the finishing touches on his bird house, though it is safe to say few birds would dare go near it.

06/02/2013

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Jailers Worry About Dental Floss As A Weapon

Dental floss may prevent toothaches, but it’s given jailers plenty of headaches. When a group of New York prisoners sued last month to demand access to dental floss, officials said they had to consider “security issues.”

10/26/2012

File photo of fences around a prison.  (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

2012 Shaping Up As Deadly Year For State’s Prisons

With four months still remaining, 2012 already has become the deadliest year in more than a decade in Texas prisons.

09/03/2012

File photo of a prison's perimeter walls. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

2 Accused Murderers Escape From Miller Co. Jail

Two men who are facing murder charges have escaped from the Miller County Jail.

05/28/2012

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