Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier was questioned in court for about two hours for not complying with a court order to keep some Texas prisoners in air conditioned housing.
Jolie McCulloughI’m at a federal court hearing on contempt and sanctions for TDCJ’s violation of an order to provide air conditioning to some inmates.
Background on a September hearing: google.com/amp/s/www.texa… #txlege
Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income.
New Mexico, long one of the poorest states in the nation, is proposing free college tuition for *all* state residents, regardless of income.
The plan, which needs lege approval, intends to use climbing oil revenue to help cover the costs.
Galveston County, like Harris and Dallas, was sued for bail practices that lawyers and judges have said discriminate against poor criminal defendants.
Jolie McCulloughAdd Galveston to the list of Texas counties that have been court ordered to change their bail practices.
Today, a federal judge ordered the county to have defense attorneys at initial bail hearings. Our story
A federal judge was visibly frustrated Friday as he suggested that putting state officials in uncooled cells might be the only thing to get their attention after they broke a settlement agreement to keep some inmates in air conditioning.
A memo obtained by The Texas Tribune instructs DPS officers to cite and release suspects in misdemeanor marijuana cases "as appropriate." Officials said the goal is to continue enforcement even though some prosecutors aren't taking new pot cases.
A U.S. Border Patrol chief on Thursday testified before the House Judiciary Committee that 18-year-old Francisco Erwin Galicia never claimed to be...
Jolie McCulloughMore great reporting from @obedmanuel on the CPB detention of a U.S. citizen.
BP chief to Congress: He never claimed he was a US citizen.
DOJ court record: We can deport you because you lied at the checkpoint and said you were a US citizen.
Prisoners who volunteered for a mental health diversion program say promises of therapy and time out of their cells weren't fulfilled. And Texas prison officials aren't regularly tracking success rates — even as they ask lawmakers to fund an...
As the state put the 70-year-old to death, his son banged on the death chamber window. After an altercation with law enforcement followed, Coble's son and another relative were removed from the witness room and arrested.
Law enforcement leaders say civil asset forfeiture is a necessary tool for fighting crime, but several lawmakers see it as a violation of Americans’ civil liberties. Texas legislators are poised to take up the issue once again in 2019.