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Prison Book-Banning Policies Called Arbitrary and Self-Serving

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
Christopher Zoukis

Every year, the American Library Association declares the final week of September "Banned Books Week," commemorated in many libraries with displays designed to highlight often-overreaching censorship of school and public libraries.

Texas Prisons Feel The Heat As Summer Takes Hold

Reuters | Amanda Orr | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Texas prisons bought hundreds of fans before the start of summer but the move was not related to a civil rights lawsuit accusing the count...

A Crime Victims' Christmas Angel

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Every town and city across America has its unsung heroes who perform exemplary community service. This is the story of one such citizen whose selfless, unwavering dedication and hard work have immeasurably helped thousands of victims of violent crime across the State of Texas.

Meet Arnold Darby: Thief, Killer And Legendary Cobbler

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2014 | Crime

By Jon Herskovitz HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Lawmen would come from across Texas just to walk a few miles in the boots made...

Texas To Execute Murderer And Rapist Today

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Crime

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 (Reuters) - Texas inmate Rickey Lewis is scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for murder...

Death Row Inmate's Execution Postponed - AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2012 | Crime

* US executions peaked in 1999 with 98 * Increasing scrutiny leading to more stays * For one inmate, 33 years on death r...

Michael McLaughlin

HOW DO THEY CALL THIS PLACE A COOLER? Texas Inmate Sues Over Scorching Prison Heat | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime

A former inmate claiming a Texas prison reached dangerously high temperatures without relief may sue the state, a federal judge ruled on Monday. A...