As even casual visitors know, correctional officers monitor every aspect of a convict's life. But a federal judge in Houston soon could be changing one part of those strict policies. Texas inmates may get the same basic right now afforded to federal convicts: to talk privately with their attorneys on the phone. Long-standing rules of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice require that prison staff listen... More >>>
Even TDCJ's general counsel says the system has "one of the most restrictive" phone access policies anywhere.