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ABC 7 El Paso
Texas prisons stop using solitary confinement as punishmentusing solitary confinement to punish prisoners, though they still use another p
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 15 hours ago
using solitary confinement to punish prisoners, though they still use another policy to confine dangerous prisoners. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice determined it can operate effectively without using solitary confinement as a... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Texas Ends Solitary Confinement As Punishment, But Still Keeps Thousands Alone In Cellsuse of solitary confinement as punishment for prisoners this month, but it stil
KERA North Texas / Posted 15 hours ago
use of solitary confinement as punishment for prisoners this month, but it still plans to keep thousands alone in cells. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson Jason Clark said the department has been moving in this direction for some... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Evacuated inmates about to be moved due to heat issueshurricane triggered evacuations at three prisons along the swollen Brazos River
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
hurricane triggered evacuations at three prisons along the swollen Brazos River. Now, a new court order has caused the Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials to hit the roads again. Beginning Friday, officials said they'd move the... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Investigator on Vanessa Melson case: James Henderson changed story numerous timesin May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted yesterday
in May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. On Aug. 25, a Houston County jury needed only 30... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Heeding judge's order, Texas prisons make post-Harvey transfers to a/c facilitiesevacuations at three prisons along the swollen Brazos River. And now as fall i
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
evacuations at three prisons along the swollen Brazos River. And now as fall is ushered in a new court order is prompting Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials to hit the roads again. Beginning Friday, officials plan to move the majority... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Texas prisons quietly end use of punitive solitary confinementconfinement as a policy and practice we determined that as a department we can
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
confinement as a policy and practice we determined that as a department we can effectively operate without it," said Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark. The change took place Sept. 1. The more heavily used... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Witness at Houston County trial: Suspect held victim's shoulders as Mobley beat herin May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 2 days ago
in May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. On Aug. 25, a Houston County jury needed only 30... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Witness at Houston County trial: Suspect held victim's shoulders as Mobley beat herin May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces
KXXV Waco / Posted 2 days ago
in May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. On Aug. 25, a Houston County jury needed only 30... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Witness at Houston County trial: Suspect held victim's shoulders as Mobley beat herin May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
in May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. On Aug. 25, a Houston County jury needed only 30... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Witness at Houston County trial: Suspect held victim's shoulders as Mobley beat herin May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 2 days ago
in May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. On Aug. 25, a Houston County jury needed only 30... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Witness at Houston County trial: Suspect held victim's shoulders as Mobley beat herin May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 2 days ago
in May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. On Aug. 25, a Houston County jury needed only 30... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Witness at Houston County trial: Suspect held victim's shoulders as Mobley beat herin May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 2 days ago
in May of 2016. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. On Aug. 25, a Houston County jury needed only 30... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
Judge: Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 2 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
DPS identifies driver injured in school bus crash in Titus Countyon board the bus at the time of the crash. The students and the bus driver were
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 2 days ago
on board the bus at the time of the crash. The students and the bus driver were not injured. Collier, who is the father of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive DIrector Bryan Collier, was flowing to a hospital in Tyler with unknown... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
Arrest made in convenience store robberyrobbery and is being held on a $200,000 bond. This is a first-degree felony and
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 2 days ago
robbery and is being held on a $200,000 bond. This is a first-degree felony and is punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than five years. She was... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Jury trial for 2nd man arrested in connection to Grapeland woman's murder gets underwaykidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a pu
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 3 days ago
kidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The state went on to give its opening... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Jury trial for 2nd man arrested in connection to Grapeland woman's murder gets underwaykidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a pu
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 3 days ago
kidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The state went on to give its opening... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Jury trial for 2nd man arrested in connection to Grapeland woman's murder gets underwaykidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a pu
KXXV Waco / Posted 3 days ago
kidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The state went on to give its opening... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Jury trial for 2nd man arrested in connection to Grapeland woman's murder gets underwaykidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a pu
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
kidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The state went on to give its opening... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Jury trial for 2nd man arrested in connection to Grapeland woman's murder gets underwaykidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a pu
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 3 days ago
kidnapping. If Henderson is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping he faces a punishment range of five to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The state went on to give its opening... Read more
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11 News Houston
APD: Apparent road rage shooting suspect in country illegally(Homeland Security Investigations - an investigative unit within ICE), ICE, the
11 News Houston / Posted 4 days ago
(Homeland Security Investigations - an investigative unit within ICE), ICE, the Texas Attorney General's Office, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. "There's an extensive array of officers, local, city, county, and federal that will... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Man who assaulted wife, forced her to drive from Sabine County to La. agrees to 10 yearsA Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas
KXXV Waco / Posted 4 days ago
A Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for punching his wife after a heated argument and then forcing her to drive to Louisiana at knife point back in April. According to... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Man who assaulted wife, forced her to drive from Sabine County to La. agrees to 10 yearsA Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
A Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for punching his wife after a heated argument and then forcing her to drive to Louisiana at knife point back in April. According to... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Man who assaulted wife, forced her to drive from Sabine County to La. agrees to 10 yearsA Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 4 days ago
A Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for punching his wife after a heated argument and then forcing her to drive to Louisiana at knife point back in April. According to... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Man who assaulted wife, forced her to drive from Sabine County to La. agrees to 10 yearsA Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 4 days ago
A Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for punching his wife after a heated argument and then forcing her to drive to Louisiana at knife point back in April. According to... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Man who assaulted wife, forced her to drive from Sabine County to La. agrees to 10 yearsA Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 4 days ago
A Leesville, Louisiana man agreed to a plea bargain deal of 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for punching his wife after a heated argument and then forcing her to drive to Louisiana at knife point back in April. According to... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
As a result of Hurricane Harvey, 600 more Texas prisoners getting ACto a federal lawsuit over hot conditions that have been blamed for nearly two d
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 4 days ago
to a federal lawsuit over hot conditions that have been blamed for nearly two dozen deaths over the last two decades. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will now have to find cooler beds for them. "The risk of harm to these individuals when... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
As a result of Hurricane Harvey, 600 more Texas prisoners getting ACto a federal lawsuit over hot conditions that have been blamed for nearly two d
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 5 days ago
to a federal lawsuit over hot conditions that have been blamed for nearly two dozen deaths over the last two decades. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will now have to find cooler beds for them. "The risk of harm to these individuals when... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Most Harvey-relocated Texas inmates back at original prisonsbused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have
KTXS Abilene / Posted 5 days ago
bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says inmates were returned to the Ramsey and Terrell units, in... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Most Harvey-relocated Texas inmates back at original prisonsbused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 5 days ago
bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says inmates were returned to the Ramsey and Terrell (TEHR'-ehl)... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Most Harvey-relocated Texas inmates back at original prisonsbused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 5 days ago
bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says inmates were returned to the Ramsey and Terrell (TEHR'-ehl)... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Most Harvey-relocated Texas inmates back at original prisonsbused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 5 days ago
bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says inmates were returned to the Ramsey and Terrell (TEHR'-ehl)... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Most Harvey-relocated Texas inmates back at original prisonsbused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have
KXXV Waco / Posted 5 days ago
bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says inmates were returned to the Ramsey and Terrell (TEHR'-ehl)... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Most Harvey-relocated Texas inmates back at original prisonsbused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 5 days ago
bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says inmates were returned to the Ramsey and Terrell (TEHR'-ehl)... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Most Harvey-relocated Texas inmates back at original prisonsbused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 5 days ago
bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says inmates were returned to the Ramsey and Terrell (TEHR'-ehl)... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Police issue warrants for 27 parolees who are unaccounted for after Harveyof crimes including attempted murder, robbery and drug possession and are unacc
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
of crimes including attempted murder, robbery and drug possession and are unaccounted for following Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice issued a total of 69 warrants for parolees residing in Harris County during Hurricane... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 7 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Judge: Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 7 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Judge: Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 7 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Titus County sheriff: Wife sentenced to 99 years for husband's murderon the same charges. Sanford and Ponse later plead guilty to both offenses and
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 7 days ago
on the same charges. Sanford and Ponse later plead guilty to both offenses and were each sentenced to 50 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison for each offense. Octavious Lamar Rhymes stood trial in Titus County for... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Judge: Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 7 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
KXXV Waco / Posted 7 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Judge: Inmates evacuated during Harvey now part of lawsuitbeing put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 7 days ago
being put at risk. In July, Ellison found the heat at the unit threatened the health of many inmates. As a result, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice moved more than 1,000 inmates out of the unit to facilities with air conditioning. The... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Police issue warrants for 27 parolees who are unaccounted for after Harveyof crimes including attempted murder, robbery and drug possession and are unacc
Houston Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
of crimes including attempted murder, robbery and drug possession and are unaccounted for following Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice issued a total of 69 warrants for parolees residing in Harris County during Hurricane... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Hemphill man who bought alcohol for underage girl, raped her agrees to 15 yearsbeer and wine for an underage girl and then sexually assaulted her in 2015 agre
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 8 days ago
beer and wine for an underage girl and then sexually assaulted her in 2015 agreed to a plea bargain deal of 15 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison Thursday. Sabine County District Attorney Kevin Dutton said that Alexander Drake... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Hemphill man who bought alcohol for underage girl, raped her agrees to 15 yearsbeer and wine for an underage girl and then sexually assaulted her in 2015 agre
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 8 days ago
beer and wine for an underage girl and then sexually assaulted her in 2015 agreed to a plea bargain deal of 15 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison Thursday. Sabine County District Attorney Kevin Dutton said that Alexander Drake... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Hemphill man who bought alcohol for underage girl, raped her agrees to 15 yearsbeer and wine for an underage girl and then sexually assaulted her in 2015 agre
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
beer and wine for an underage girl and then sexually assaulted her in 2015 agreed to a plea bargain deal of 15 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison Thursday. Sabine County District Attorney Kevin Dutton said that Alexander Drake... Read more
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Wise County Messenger
Chase ends in arrestwith intent to impair, evading arrest/detention, evading arrest/detention with
Wise County Messenger / Posted 9 days ago
with intent to impair, evading arrest/detention, evading arrest/detention with vehicle and resist arrest, search or transport. He also violated a parole order from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Austin. His bail was set at... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Potter County signs agreement with Lubbock to avoid inmate overcrowdingwanted to get this in place just in case we had to do that part of the backup,
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 10 days ago
wanted to get this in place just in case we had to do that part of the backup, and most people don't realize the Texas Department of Criminal Justice had to shut down for a couple of weeks," said Thomas. "They didn't really shut down, but... Read more
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