Tag Archives: Missouri

Vera Institute’s Sentencing & Corrections Headlines

AR – Lawmakers to Take Up Parole System

AZ – Ruling Says Arizona DNA Law Doesn’t Require Payments

CA – California Prisons’ Photo Ban Leaves Legacy of Blurred Identities

CA – Jails Look to Affordable Care Act to Insure Inmates

CA – To Cut STD Rate, California Considers Condoms in Prison

CO – Prisons Chief Tom Clements Remembered: “The First Time I Had Hope”

CT – Taxpayers’ Costs Top $3.5 Million for Death Row Inmate’s Lawsuit

LA – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Signs Law to Shift Drug Offenders From Jail to Rehab

LA – New Orleans Police Department Consent Decree Monitor Chosen: Sheppard Mullin Gets Contract

MD – City Jail Grievance System Broken, Inmates, Advocates Say

MO – Missouri Executions: State May Return to Gas Chamber

NV – Nevada Study Will Ask Question: Is Execution More Expensive Than Prison?

NY – New York’s Wrongful Conviction Bills Stall

OR – House OKs Sex-Offender Registry Plan

PA – Bill Gives Corrections Officers Rights in Disciplinary Actions

VA – Advocates Worry About Details of Virginia’s New Program to Restore Voting Rights to Felons

US – Crime Makes Halting Comeback as a Political Issue

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MO: St. Louis jailer sentenced for sex with inmate

From the article: “A former St. Louis jailer was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison for having sex with a female inmate inside the Justice Center in 2009.”

Hardcore quote from the judge:

“You used confinement, you used your uniform, you used your authority,” he said. “You almost roamed around those halls like a shark, like a predator . . . it’s like some type of bad Nazi movie.”

Read more here.

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Suit says guards made inmates fight ‘gladiator-style’ in St. Louis jail

“Guards in the St. Louis jail known as the City Workhouse forced inmates to engage in “gladiator-style combat,” bet on the fights and used inmates to punish other inmates, a federal civil suit filed today claims.

The suit, filed on behalf of seven inmates who were attackers, victims or both, says that at least one attack was caught on camera.”

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/suit-says-guards-made-inmates-fight-gladiator-style-in-st/article_8e41a564-e8a0-11e1-aad1-0019bb30f31a.html

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Missouri’s ‘Right to Pray’ amendment is challenged by ACLU

“The ACLU of Eastern Missouri filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging an amendment to the state’s constitution it contends violates the religious rights of prison inmates.”

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Inmate scams IRS

“An inmate in a Missouri prison created fraudulent tax claims that resulted in the Internal Revenue Service issuing nearly $55,000 in refunds.

Kevin D. Dunham, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to the scheme he conducted in 2008-09 while an inmate at the Farmington Correctional Center and the Western Missouri Correctional Center.