The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates over 40 prisons throughout state, including prisons in Huntsville, Dayton and Amarillo. This excludes privately run prisons and state jails funded by the state, according... More »

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Texas has seven official state animals, including the mockingbird, armadillo and monarch butterfly. The other state animals of Texas are the Texas longhorn, free-tailed bat, Texas horned lizard and Guadalupe bass. More »

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The Texas Agriculture Exemption allows land owners to have the county appraisal district assess their property to grant the status of agricultural or open space land. Different types of tax savings are available based on... More »

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Information about inmates in Texas state prisons is available on the website of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the agency responsible for managing inmates in state jails, state prisons and private correctional... More »

As of 2015, most inmates in the Texas Department of Corrections may receive a maximum of $60 in commissary items from family and friends each quarter, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The only avail... More »

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There is no one Texas prison associated with more executions than any other, but more executions take place in Harris County than in any other county in the state. As of 2014, Harris County has executed 122 people. More »

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Some types of food that are available for Texas Department of Criminal Justice care packages include snacks, crackers, tuna, candy and rice. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has a list of the top 100 items on its... More »

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