Paul Broussard's killer, up for parole, may not be model prisoner.
An abuse victim says she lied to convict her cousin 15 years ago
Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.
Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.
Ricardo Lara spent 19 years in Texas prisons. He got out the other day.