After spending 25 years in prison, Martin Santillan is a free man with the help of advanced DNA technology. Santillan was caught in the middle of a murder case that happened in July 1997 when his outfit that included a Dallas Stars jersey matched the description of the suspect. In 1998, he was found guilty […]

Remember last year when former US President Donald Trump pardoned a few people serving time in the big house? Out of those 73 were names a few of us knew like Lil Wayne as well as Kodak Black, who recently got a chance to tell Trump thank you face-to-face after meeting at Mar-a-Lago in Palm […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: Congratulations are in order for Dallas Native Richard Miles who has been selected as a CNN Hero! Richard spent 15 years in prison for a crime that he didn’t commit. After his exhortation he founded the Miles Of Freedom Organization to help families stay connected with loved ones currently incarcerated. […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: Convicted Texas killer, Eric Williams, and his wife, Kim Williams, recently shared their story from prison. Eric was convicted of killing 3 high powered people in 2013 in Kaufman County, Texas (about 40 minutes […]

Juelz Santana will be spending the next 2 plus years in jail. The Dipset rapper was sentenced to 27 months in prison and one year of supervised release after accepting a plea deal for bringing his gun to Newark Airport. Santana, real name Laron James, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: Back in 2000, 7 Texas prison inmates (known as the ‘Texas 7’) escaped and wreaked havoc throughout the state, committing robberies and murder. One killed himself and the other six were brought back […]

A man in North Carolina lost his penis to cancer that went undiagnosed while in prison.  He received antibiotics for urinary tract infections and a 2014 memo shows he said he was kicked by several guards for complaining about lack of medical attention.  A biopsy wasn’t done until August 2015. Follow The Beat On Twitter:  […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: A Bedford, Texas man is currently sitting in jail for allegedly hiring someone to murder his wife. According to CBS11 News, “Thomas Salinas, Junior is charged with solicitation for capital murder.” Not sure what she did to him, but in today’s society, he could have taken other options such as: […]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside. 540 packages of cocaine were found in 45 boxes of bananas. Who donates that many ripe bananas? Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter!  The Latest:

Follow The Beat On Twitter: Guards at a prison in Texas found almost $18 million in cocaine smuggled into dozens of boxes of donated bananas. For more info, see video below (content may take a few moments to load on certain devices or you may have to refresh page to view). Source: CBS11 News -Farlin Ave […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: Dan Steffan, of Plano, TX, a former radio host, received life in prison yesterday (September 13, 2018) for his admitted crimes of sexual child abuse on multiple boys and for attempted capital murder for putting a $45,000 hit out on the prosecutor.  The court also obtained audio of him speaking […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Dallas mayor pro tem Dwaine Caraway plead guilty to federal charges and resigned as elected official yesterday (August 9, 2018). Dwaine will also be facing up to 7 years federal prison time for corruption. See the video below for more info (be patient as it loads or refresh page to view). […]