Jimmie Jerome Hiners, aka Jimmie "Nookie" Hiners, is kind of an open book. The marijuana leaf tattooed on the front of his neck tells you that he really likes weed, probably too much. The word "Blood" on his left arm tells you that he claims affiliation with that particular street gang. His other in ... More >>
It was the middle of the night when the girl, 12, peeked her head around her bedroom door and saw the man coming up the stairs. He was a stranger, tall and with a gap between his teeth. He made her take off her shirt before he tied her up and raped her at knifepoint amongst her stuffed animals. Then ... More >>
It's hard to forget Alan Todd May. He's the Texas con man who, until his phone privileges were revoked, used to sell spaces in made-up trade shows from his Harris County prison cell, not to mention any number of more pedestrian financial misdeeds. His boldest scheme started in 2008, when he formed ... More >>
It was not the scene housekeepers expected to find when they entered the seventh-floor room of the upscale Whitehall Hotel in Chicago: the body of Brianna Gardner, a 22-year-old Dallas woman, fatally shot in the head. Police found a cell phone in the room and, shortly after, brought it's owner in f ... More >>
In 1997, Blas Hernandez was convicted of drunk driving in Ellis County. It was his third DWI, making it a felony and, since he had two previous convictions for assaulting a public servant, they threw the book at him: Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison. Fast-forward to 2012. Hernandez, who wa ... More >>
In Anna Merlan's coverage of the disturbance last night at Dixon and Bourquin streets about a mile and a half southeast of Fair Park, one particular scenario leapt out. People in the crowd defended the man who was shot to death by police after a running fight with the officer who shot him. Their def ... More >>
Richard Miles has been out of prison for nearly two and a half years, and he was finally, officially exonerated in February for the crime he didn't commit -- the 1994 murder and attempted murder at a Texaco near Bachman Lake. He's expecting his compensation check from the state today, any minute now ... More >>
You think the current Dallas Cowboys are bumming today? Consider the plight of a former player, Dwayne Goodrich. You remember Goodrich. Couple years back he speeds through an accident scene on I-35 and kills two Good Samaritans. Ring a bell? Well, the good news for Goodrich is that in Octobe ... More >>
After 27 years in prison, DNA exoneree Charles Chatman tries to pick up the pieces and catch up with a world that has left him behind
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
Old-time religion confronts 21st-century Texas prisons: Does it work, and is it constitutional?
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Tunney is bound, but you're the one who'll mostly gag after watching Cherish
Ron Cohen counsels new inmates on surviving life behind bars. He should know. He's been there.
Anti-drug war forces unleash a potent weapon to free a convict--a little girl
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
Serial killer Faryion Wardrip would have gotten away with murder if bricklayer-turned-investigator John Little hadn't stolen his coffee cup
Federal prosecutors get tough with an escape artist
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
Shohei Imamura fishes in troubled waters in The Eel
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.
Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison
When Ron Carpenter's nanny got busted, his 3-year-old daughter did the time