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Senate Committee Approves Life-with-Parole Measure
Issue added to special session call this week
"...Hinojosa, whose bill codified life-with-parole for younger offenders, said he would like to see..."

June 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Senators Debate Life-Without-Parole Option
Death penalty proponents trot out predictable arguments against it

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Make Life Without Parole Possible

May 24, 2010 Postmarks

Tinkering With the Machinery of Death
The Texas Legislature moves slowly to consider alternatives to the death penalty

March 9, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Life and Nothing But

Nov. 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

On Death and Life
Dealing with the death penalty and other notable bills heard this week

March 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Banks Gets Life
But is he guilty?

Aug. 7, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Conditions of Puscifer's Parole
Live review of Puscifer at the Long Center last week

Feb. 27, 2012 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

For the Sick: An Interview With Michael D. Williams
A post-jail interview with Eyehategod's frontman.

June 20, 2007 Music Post by Austin Powell

A Quarrel With the Status Quo
Charlie Baird on criminal justice, equity, and the Travis County D.A.

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

State Supremes Side With Exoneree
Exoneree entitled to full compensation

March 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Delma Banks Takes Life Sentence
Death penalty is off the table, but so is clemency

Aug. 10, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Onyeri Gets Life in Prison
Maximum sentence after attempted murder of judge

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Murder, Mayhem, and the Underbelly of Life
Friends in Low Places

Oct. 30, 1998 Books Feature

Perry Calls the Inevitable Special Second
Abortion, transportation and juvenile justice back on the call

June 26, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Jailbait
The stage origins of this low-budget, indie prison movie are simply everywhere, but it is so fantastically acted that it inspires indulgence of its first-timers’ mistakes.

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Tightening the Noose on Defendants
Court rulings whittle away Sixth Amendment

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lege Wrap-Up
Criminal justice
"...jurors – with whom prosecutors have generally used the life-with-parole option as a hammer to suggest that a heinous..."

June 3, 2005 News Feature

Lege Notes
"...the life-without-parole sentencing option. (Unfortunately, the bill removes the life-with-parole option, meaning that in death penalty cases, Texas' system..."

June 24, 2005 News Column

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, which removes the possibility of a life-with-parole alternative. Now, instead of the proposed three options –..."

April 22, 2005 News Column

Perry Adds Abortion, Minimum Sentencing to Special Session
Two red meat conservative items bolted on to agenda

June 11, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Capitol Chronicle
The Legislature enters the home stretch -- two weeks to go.

May 18, 2001 News Column by Michael King

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Special Session
New bill numbers and potential arguments imminent

July 1, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines
Rick Perry calls a second special session

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SCOTUS Overturns Most of Arizona Immigration Law
Court also outlaws life-without-parole for juveniles

June 25, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

It's a Wrap!
A Legislative Wrap-Up on the 77th Session

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Getting Outside the Box
Will City Council decide to give job applicants with criminal records a "fair chance"?

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Illinois Kills Death Penalty
Becomes 16th state to abolish the ultimate penalty

March 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Perry Expands the Call
Governor adds transportation, abortion, and minimum sentencing to special session

June 14, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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