He renounced his violent San Antonio childhood during 28 years behind bars. A new life and new love awaited him outside the prison gates.
If there’s one thing Texans love more than saying y’all, it’s a good argument. Texas Monthly readers react to the Department of Criminal Justice’s use of “ya’ll” instead of “y’all.”
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.
A scoop from the Austin American-Statesman reveals the state spent $50,000 buying up the drugs last year before other states scrambled to get them from sources abroad.
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.
Why does the Texas Department of Criminal Justice want to block the release of information about its lethal drugs stock?
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 criminal justice reform activist in Texas on overcrowded prisons, Tulia, the Texas Youth Commission, and the criminalization of mental illness.
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.
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.
Private prisons lock out the press.