Huntsville Blues

Aug 25, 2014 By Annie Melton

A ruling on the extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary may affect several lawsuits pending in Texas.

The Witness

Aug 12, 2014 By Pamela Colloff

For more than a decade, Michelle Lyons’s job required her to watch condemned criminals be put to death. After 278 executions, she won't ever be the same.

Perry Report Card: Criminal Justice

Jun 10, 2014 By andrea valdez

Yesterday, when we unveiled the cover of our July issue featuring Rick Perry, we also told you about “The Perry Report Card,” an upcoming magazine feature where, as the title suggests, we graded the tenure of the governor on eight areas of public policy. We invited you to weigh…


May 31, 1997 By Robert Draper

A little-known financial institution could be the future of the war on poverty in Texas.