After a riot at a prison in Dilley, corrections department employees confirm that many imprisoned across the state are able to “pop out" of their cells.
Texas prison officials think they can curb contraband by banning greeting cards, but prisoners say the drugs come in through guards, not mail.
He renounced his violent San Antonio childhood during 28 years behind bars. A new life and new love awaited him outside the prison gates.
Another lawsuit has been filed over extreme heat in Texas prisons.
No system is perfect, but a number of the imperfections in Texas' system are showing all at once.
Texas Board of Pardons and Parole granted parole to a full 31 percent of inmates up for review last year, up from 27 percent in 2003.
Gawker got wind that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Connally Unit recently was shut down due to "chronic staff staffing shortages and water outages."
Last summer, four prisoners died from heat-related causes in Texas's sweltering prisons.
Politicians in West Virgina are embarrassed that Keith Judd, a federal inmate incarcerated in Texarkana, made the Democratic primary ballot.
Kenneth Hickman says TDCJ's facial hair ban violates his First Amendment rights.
Manny Fernandez of the New York Times penned a poignant piece about death in Texas’s prison system.
An Austin woman worried about the health of her father, an inmate at the Eastham Unit, is petitioning the prisons to feed inmates three meals every day.
A little-known financial institution could be the future of the war on poverty in Texas.
The Texas prison mess gets messier. Plus: Taking up arms in defense of the B-1 bomber.