• News

    December 19, 2013

    Burning Injustice

    Shaky evidence sent Sonia Cacy to prison for burning her beloved uncle to death. Now she's destitute and fighting the state to clear her name.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Family of Diabetic Inmate Who Died at Dawson State Jail Sues Private Prison Operator

    Pamela Weatherby, who died last July‚ÄčPamela Weatherby, a 45-year-old Big Spring woman -- and, according to a federal suit filed Monday in Dallas, an "unstable insulin dependent diabetic" -- was serving a one-year sentence for drug possession at Dawson State Jail when she died last July. Now her pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Prisoner Re-Entry Supporters Tie Into National Faith-Based Out4Life Network

    In 2007, ex-offender support groups in a handful of states began huddling together under a national faith-based umbrella called Out4Life, combining efforts to help prisoners find work and housing, break old drug and alcohol habits, and generally do what it takes to keep out of prison. For life. Texa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2007
  • Culture

    May 17, 2007

    Sibling Ribaldry

    David and Amy Sedaris preach the gospel of satire in a perspiring Book of Liz

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Seriously Kinky

    This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    The Icebox Revisited

    Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    The Girl Who Played Dead

    The untold story of the 1990 bathtub shooting

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    Life Without Father

    Inmates on Texas' Death Row leave behind immeasurable pain and countless victims--including their own families

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Finishing School

    Sent to TYC when she was 13, Brittany Pollard grew into a young woman and model prisoner in a state prison, but will the lessons she learned there last when she's back in the free world?

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Prison, Sweet Prison

    Bill Everett thanks Jesus he's behind bars, for real.

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Bad Girls

    Looking for love in the wrong places? Try

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Party Girl

    Confronting advanced breast cancer without a dime to her name, Texas legend Priscilla Davis insists the good times aren't over yet

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Software and hard time

    Texas prisons take a byte out of crime with a computer rehab program

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Presumed guilty

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

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    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.

  • News

    July 9, 1998


    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

  • News

    January 18, 1996
  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Death Row Granny

    Bettie Beets killed two husbands. Now she's likely to become the first woman the state of Texas has ever executed