They successfully fought contract provisions that would have banned in-person visits at the Dallas County jail while the county made money from new video visits. Now exonerated inmates, prison rights advocates and County Judge Clay Jenkins aim to make the county among the first in the nation to stop ... More >>
State District Judge Jeanine Howard quickly backtracked on her sentencing of a convicted rapist to volunteer at a rape crisis center after we called her office last week to ask what would happen if no rape crisis center wanted to accept him. "She's going go back and modify those conditions and give ... More >>
By most accounts, local Anonymous hacktivist Barrett Brown has a loving mother. In its detailed profile of Brown from a few years ago, D Magazine reported that Karen McCutchin had paid to get the carpet in his messy Uptown apartment shampooed before reporters visited. And before FBI agents raided ... More >>
Anthony Duane Horne, 25, an HIV-positive man, was charged with aggravated assault for spitting on two Dallas police officers, The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Voice reported yesterday. According to police, when a Dallas County Hospital employee tried to put a spit mask on Horne, who was being book ... More >>
Moments ago, the U.S. Attorney's Office sent word in two back-to-back e-mails that two former government employees -- one, an agent in the Dallas FBI office; the other, a city of Garland risk management adjuster -- have copped to breaking the law. Let's begin with the FBI agent.Her name is Ann Co ... More >>
Legal bills mount as the county defends its failed jail health systems
Love lives at the jail
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters are insane
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Outcasts among us, sex offenders struggle to find treatment and lead normal lives in a justice system that gives them little of either
The InnerChange Freedom Initiative says it can rehabilitate Texas prison inmates through God--a conservative evangelical Christian God, to be more precise
Looking for love in the wrong places? Try Meet-An-Inmate.com.
Steve Earle doesn't really care about Napster as long as our country still kills people
Tommy Lynn Sells claims to have murdered dozens, and Texas Rangers fear he's telling the truth
Horace Caraker got what he wanted: jail time
For 15 years, the Rev. Carroll Pickett granted the last wishes of men about to die in Texas' execution chamber. For the first time, he tells his story.
Prison art: It ain't just about Gloria Estefan and Jesus anymore -- well, not completely
Dallas County rakes in millions from pricey pay phones at the jail
Serial killer Faryion Wardrip would have gotten away with murder if bricklayer-turned-investigator John Little hadn't stolen his coffee cup
Texas prisons take a byte out of crime with a computer rehab program
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.
Death merchant Michael Lee Davis, sent once again to prison, is now worth more dead than alive
Execution specialist goes Nazi-partying in Errol Morris' disturbing new documentary
A prison arts program searches for a dance partner
Odell Barnes is just one of many inmates with questionable convictions facing the death penalty
Odell Barnes awaits execution on March 1 -- despite new evidence that he didn't commit the crime
Federal prosecutors get tough with an escape artist
Railroaded onto death row, Kerry Max Cook endures rapes, beatings, and suicide attempts while waiting for justice
Will proposed media rules stifle coverage of convicts facing execution?
Prosecutors lied and cheated to put Kerry Max Cook on death row for 16 years. He's out of prison now, but still not quite free.
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
Horace Caraker doesn't belong in federal prison. But he likes it there, and he'll threaten a president if it means going back.
A convicted killer flees arrest on insurance fraud charges
A convicted killer gets placed on an electric leash
A hearing officer finds that a convicted killer did not violate parole
A notorious murder-for-hire ex-con may have reached the end of his road in Dallas
Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers tries to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry
Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison
The Feds pitch a shutout in the area's first 'three strikes' case
A Dallas businessman's ties to a fictional nation carry no weight in federal court
After a decade on death row, Andre Lewis grasps at straws Andre Lewis is a dead man waiting.
Laws to speed executions will make it harder to save Death Row's innocent
If you haven't seen Just Cause, don't read this article
Bettie Beets killed two husbands. Now she's likely to become the first woman the state of Texas has ever executed