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Stories with organization: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Texas corrections officer killed in inmate attack 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 5:13 pm

    NEW BOSTON, Texas - A corrections officer escorting an inmate to his cell was beaten to death Wednesday at a far northeast Texas prison, Department of Criminal Justice officials said.

  • Some Travis County drug offenders get another chance 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 1:26 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - After a failed battle with addiction, Jacob Spann reached the end of the line at the intersection of Magnolia Mound Trail and McNeil Drive in Northwest Austin, where, high on methamphetamine and sweating profusely on a cool October day in 2013, he was put in the back of a police cruiser and charged with intent to distribute.

  • 2 Texas prisons in Abilene experience water flow issues 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 10:44 am

    ABILENE, Texas - Showers have been limited for inmates at two West Texas prisons as authorities investigate what caused a drop in water pressure.