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John Green reunites with his son in the middle of the Darrington Unit gym at the start of the Day with Dad program, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Children and the 29 participating inmates ran into each other's arms to kick off the day of activities.
John Green reunites with his son in the middle of the Darrington Unit gym at the start of the Day with Dad program, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Children and the 29 participating inmates ran into each other's arms to kick off the day of activities.

At "Day with Dad" prison event, leaping hugs and difficult discussions

Dads in a maximum-security lockup in Brazoria County hold on to hope by holding on to their kids.

Jaden opens his gift bag from his father Jason Jackson. Volunteers collect and organize age appropriate items that fathers then put into gift bags the day before the Day with Dad.
Jaden opens his gift bag from his father Jason Jackson. Volunteers collect and organize age appropriate items that fathers then put into gift bags the day before the Day with Dad.

Slideshow: A "Day with Dad" at a maximum security prison

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It was an emotional day of father-daughter dances, conga lines and heartfelt conversations between 29 prisoners and their kids at the annual "Day with Dad" event at the Darrington Unit south of Houston.

Lauren Rose, director of Youth Justice Policy with Texans Care for Children, addresses the House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee in Dallas, Texas on September 7, 2016.
Lauren Rose, director of Youth Justice Policy with Texans Care for Children, addresses the House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee in Dallas, Texas on September 7, 2016.

Keep Preteens Out of Juvenile System, Texas House Panel Told

Already facing calls to limit when teenagers are treated as adults in the criminal justice system, Texas lawmakers next year may also see legislation trying to keep preteens from being shunted into the juvenile justice system.

The Luna brothers, including Border Patrol agent Joel (center), were indicted on capital murder and organized crime charges in the 2015 beheading death of a Honduran immigrant. Eldest brother Fernando (right) struck a deal with prosecutors on Aug. 25, 2016, and the most serious charges against him were dropped. Now the focus has shifted to the alleged Gulf Cartel ties of youngest brother Eduardo (left).
The Luna brothers, including Border Patrol agent Joel (center), were indicted on capital murder and organized crime charges in the 2015 beheading death of a Honduran immigrant. Eldest brother Fernando (right) struck a deal with prosecutors on Aug. 25, 2016, and the most serious charges against him were dropped. Now the focus has shifted to the alleged Gulf Cartel ties of youngest brother Eduardo (left).

In Beheading Case, Focus Shifts to Cartel Ties of Border Patrol Agent's Brother

New disclosures in the capital murder case involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent point to the central role allegedly played by the agent's younger brother, described in court papers as a Gulf Cartel “commander.”