Posted on · The department is conducting comprehensive searches for contraband in response to a rise in violence connected to illegal drug activity. The lockdown will be lifted as searches are completed.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn why the Texas Department of Criminal Justice issued an immediate lockdown at all Texas prisons this week.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: With new laws taking effect this week, campaigns heating up, and even an impeachment trial scheduled for next week, we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.
Posted on · Several lawmakers supported a call for Gov. Greg Abbott to bring lawmakers back immediately to approve air conditioning for prisons, which the Legislature declined to do during its regular session.
Posted on · Stifling heat has killed inmates and exacerbated employee turnover in Texas prisons. But funding for air conditioning was whittled down in the draft budget released Thursday.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss why some older Houstonians keep working long past the traditional retirement age. And new revelations about the siege on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco 30 years ago come to light in a new book.
Posted on · On Monday's show: NASA's Artemis I mission returned to Earth on Sunday. We discuss how the mission went and what was learned from it. And we examine how a lack of proper staffing and security contributed to a deadly Texas prison escape.
Posted on · The research from Texas A&M University shows how many incarcerated individuals and staff are suffering from heat-related illnesses and death.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Unsafe wiring and inadequate alarm systems have led to deaths in Texas prisons, Elizabeth McIngvale's mental health journey, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on sports.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Why the Houston area added more construction jobs than any other metro area in the country, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and checking in on the rodeo as it heads into its final weekend.
Posted on · The House Committee on Corrections is considering several bills that would address the temperature issues in these facilities by installing climate-control systems, air-conditioning and modernized infrastructure.
Posted on · We delve into how COVID-19 is affecting the Texas prison population.
Posted on · The groups say recent felony charges against prison employees highlight the need for external, independent oversight of the department
Posted on · Lambda Legal has settled with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the case of Passion Star, a black transgender woman who claimed prison officials didn’t protect her from sexual and physical abuse while incarcerated in male prisons
Posted on · More women are finding themselves in Texas prisons and jails, and one criminal justice reform group is urging lawmakers and local officials to enact policies to stop that trend