Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Federal judges ruled they need more time to consider the complexities of executing a mentally ill prisoner.
A state law which requires both parties to be present at a wedding ceremony forced Texas prison officials to end proxy weddings for prisoners.
A convicted killer from Harris County has escaped from a prison in Amarillo.
A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was headed to the Texas death chamber Wednesday for the fatal beating a former Baylor University history professor and attack on his wife more than 16 years ago.
Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital.
New supplier of Texas execution drugs will remain secret for now.
Two death row inmates have filed suit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.
A Texas man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead.
The nation’s most active death-penalty state has turned to a compounding pharmacy to replace its expired execution drugs, according to documents released Wednesday, weeks after Texas prison officials declined to say how they obtained the drugs amid a nationwide shortage.
Texas prison officials say they’re using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.