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File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Killer Of Texas Corrections Officer Set To Die

A Texas prison inmate whose escape six years ago left a corrections officer dead is set for execution this week in Huntsville.

12/02/2013

File photo of an empty prison cell.  (credit:  Andy Sacks/Getty Images)

71-Year-Old Prisoner Dying Of Cancer Freed After Spending 41 Years In Solitary Confinement

A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released late Tuesday from prison, his attorneys said.

10/01/2013

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

Photo of a prison corridor.  (Photo credit: Ann Cutting/GettyImages)

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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