Willie Koehler demands his rightsIn 2006, Willie Koehler of Texas City borrowed $19,000 to buy a 2007 Ford F-150. He agreed to have Amoco Federal Credit Union automatically debit $355 from his account every month, and Koehler always made sure he was flush enough to cover the payments. But t ... More >>
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Texas prisons say they canít allow condoms because they donít allow sex. So they donít need condoms. They just need $12 million a year to treat all the HIV-positive prisoners.
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TDCJ cuts the calories for convicts, leaving them and guards grumbling
Texas's impressive new prison museum engages in a little escapism of its own
St. Jubilee's Bryan Contreras overcomes a harrowing background to explore the duality of the Tex-Mex thing
Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.
Did Johnny Penry's abusive childhood prevent him from developing a moral compass that might have stopped him from murdering Pam Carpenter? Or is he just another cold, calculating killer?
For 13 hours, guard Jeanette Bledsoe wondered if she would see one more murder inside prison walls -- her own. Now she wants to make sure TDCJ protects those who protect us from society's rejects.
At Hobby Airport, the rallying cry is "Free the ferns"
The case against him died from lack of evidence. But Texas still plans to execute Odell Barnes.
Will proposed media rules stifle coverage of convicts facing execution?
Since his death, teenage inmate Rodney Hulin has become a national symbol of why it's wrong to send juveniles to adult prisons. His true story, though, paints a different kind of troubling picture.