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Monday, April 28th, 2014

Naked escapee plucked from woods hours after Kyle prison break

Kendrick Rishard Davis, 34, was found near the intersection of East Post Road and FM 150 at about 8 p.m. April 26, less than a mile from the minimum-security Kyle Correctional Facility where he was serving a 25-year sentence for armed robbery in Dallas County. | WITH VIDEO

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Force against Texas inmates on the rise

The population in Texas prisons dropped from 2005 to 2013, but statistics from the corrections agency show that officers are using “major” force against inmates more often. Officials say such changes are random, but experts point to...

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Study links prison reforms to decreased welfare costs

Prison reforms may result in better conditions for inmates, but those improvements come at the expense of welfare cash assistance and other government relief for the needy, according to a study released this month by Rice University...

Friday, May 31st, 2013

A Bobcat’s novel approach to helping prison inmates help themselves

Terri LeClercq, a Texas State University alumna who became consumed with advocating for prison reform after her arrest during a protest in 1998, has penned an illustrated graphic novel intended to teach inmates how to effectively lodge...

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Sex offender nabbed four days after parole

Just four days after being released on parole, a Hays County woman is back in jail after allegedly contacting the victim of the crime she was sentenced to ten years in prison for.

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