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.
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.
Clark was convicted in the Tyler murder of Christina Muse, whose body was found stuffed in a cement-filled barrel months after her death. Death penalty opponents say his conviction rests too heavily on a co-defendant's testimony.
Jolie McCulloughTroy Clark is set to be executed in Texas in a little over an hour. His wife and friends will be present, as will family of the murder victims.
The two groups will stand behind glass in small, separate rooms just outside the chamber. texastribune.org/2018/09/26/tro… #deathpenalty
Guyger shot Jean after she said she mistakenly entered his apartment on Sept. 6.
Jolie McCulloughStory: Dallas police has fired Amber Guyger after the shooting of Botham Jean inside his own apartment. The dept. said she was fired after a review found she "engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested."