Prison

The Exonerated

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

Thirty-seven men, 525 years behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. Thanks to DNA testing, their claims of innocence have finally been proved—but what happens to them now?

The Gritty Truth

Feb 1, 2008 By Eileen Smith

A criminal justice reform activist in Texas on overcrowded prisons, Tulia, the Texas Youth Commission, and the criminalization of mental illness.

The Getaway

Feb 1, 1999 By Pamela Colloff

There’s something romantic about a jailbreak, even when the escapee is a cold-blooded killer on death row. That’s why our feelings about Martin Gurule were more than a little complicated.

Rx for Scandal

May 31, 1998 By Janet Heimlich

The poor quality of health care in the state’s penal system is enough to make you sick. Plus: Inside Tex Moncrief’s IRS mess; a River Oaks bookie is tried for murder; UT’s writing program achieves Texas-size success; and things get woolly for thestate’s mohair producers.

The Comandante

Jun 30, 1997 By christinebiederman

What does McAllen’s Guillermo González Calderoni know about Mexican political corruption—and when will he start talking?

Tough Love Story

Sep 30, 1996 By Robert Draper

How tough should our response to juvenile crime be? No less tough than it is now—but no tougher either.

Rush to Justice

Jan 1, 1996 By Keith Kachtick

Kim Wozencraft meant to spend her life putting drug pushers behind bars—until she became an addict. Now, more than a decade later, she’s fighting against the justice system she once embraced.