Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Records: Texas Has Enough Drugs For 5 ExecutionsTexas has enough of the execution drug pentobarbital to carry out the first five lethal injections scheduled for 2015.
Court Grants Execution Reprieve To Texas InmateFederal judges ruled they need more time to consider the complexities of executing a mentally ill prisoner.
Texas To Allow Inmate Weddings In PrisonA state law which requires both parties to be present at a wedding ceremony forced Texas prison officials to end proxy weddings for prisoners.
Murderer Escapes From Prison A convicted killer from Harris County has escaped from a prison in Amarillo.
Mexican National Set To Die For 1997 Texas Slaying 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.
Serial Killer Executed With Texas' New Drug SupplyTommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital.
Texas Supreme Court Halts Release Of Execution Drug SupplierNew supplier of Texas execution drugs will remain secret for now.
Judge: State Must Disclose Supplier Of Execution DrugTwo death row inmates have filed suit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.
Texas Executes Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents 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.
Texas Reveals Execution Drug's Origin 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 Using New Execution Drug, 3 Death Row Inmates File SuitTexas prison officials say they're using a compounding pharmacy to obtain the drug used during executions.
Texas Says It Will Not Switch Execution DrugTexas says it will keep using the same drug for its executions but won't say how it will replace its supply that expires this month.