Ellis Unit

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    August 15, 2011

    Johnnie Lindsey Spent 26 Years Wrongfully Locked Up, But the State Won't Pay For Eight

    ​If a man spends 26 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit, you can bet he's going to want every cent he can get through the state's statutory compensation plan for the wrongfully imprisoned. We spoke with Johnnie Lindsey for this week's cover story about the ongoing legal battle between ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Life After Death

    Andre Lewis was eight hours from being executed, until the courts realized they had made a big mistake

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Bellies of the Beast

    Food cuts have inmates and guards grumbling

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Evil Eyes

    Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Dead Wrong

    How consummate con artist Henry Lee Lucas resurrected the dead and went looking for a sucker. He almost found one.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Presumed guilty

    Odell Barnes awaits execution on March 1 -- despite new evidence that he didn't commit the crime

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Closing death's door

    Will proposed media rules stifle coverage of convicts facing execution?