| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Former Gov. Jeb Bush is signing on as a supporter of prison reforms that could include more treatment-based approaches for offenders over the traditional lock-them-up style that the state has used in the past. Bush signed the “...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Texas inmates may soon get more phone time — lots more.
In an amendment to House Bill 1, proposed by state Rep. Jerry Madden, R-Plano, inmates who are eligible to use the phone system could get 480 minutes of talk time per month,...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 12:24 PM
The Texas Tribune
A money-saving proposal to combine state agencies that oversee police and firefighter training and local jail operations has public safety officials statewide worried about their future.
After Gov. Rick Perry’s budget...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Synthetic pot, also known as K2, is one step closer to being outlawed in Texas after proposed legislation that would add it to the list of illegal controlled substances tentatively passed the Texas House today.
House bill 597 by state Rep....