Texas prisons start barring book authors from inmate interviews
The state says Texas prison inmates can't write to one another
Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.
Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.
In prison, getting involved can mean permanent isolation
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.
Will proposed media rules stifle coverage of convicts facing execution?