Report Criticizes Texas Jail In Wake Of Inmates EscapeA state report has found deficiencies in the operation of the Bexar County jail in the wake of three murder suspects who escaped the facility in March.
Private Program Graduating First Set Of 'Inmate Pastors'Thirty-three Texas prisoners are graduating from a behind-bars seminary program this weekend — part of an initiative producing what organizers say are the first "pastor inmates" in state history.
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.
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.
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.
5 Texas Inmates Get Sick After Smoking Synthetic PotFive inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.
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.
Supreme Court Orders 6 Death Row Cases ReviewedThe 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.
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.
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."
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.
2 Accused Murderers Escape From Miller Co. Jail Two men who are facing murder charges have escaped from the Miller County Jail.