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Prison News | Missouri

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Missouri. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

  • Jail inmates volunteer in cemetery cleanup
    JOPLIN, Mo. — Everyone working to clean the overgrown Alexander Cemetery on Wednesday was there as a volunteer.

    The crew included three inmates at the Jasper County Jail, who had volunteered for the workday, and four members of the Jasper County Cemetery Preservation Committee....[more]

Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

Gangs in Prison

  • For St. Louis Gangs, Ferguson Has Become a Recruiting Tool
    As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig “Shine” Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang member who’d befriended him two nights earlier.

    “What we doing now that they gassed us?” asked Ellis, the Bloods’s newest recruit, half his face covered with a red handkerchief traditionally worn by the gang’s members. “Should we go home?”...[more]

  • Proposed bill would require students tour prisons
    We've all heard of programs like Scared Straight that give young offenders a glimpse into prison life. Now Missouri Senator Tim Green proposes a law...[more]

Health & Medical Treatment

  • Federal Case Moves Forward Over Missouri Inmate's Death
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A judge is refusing to dismiss several medical workers and Missouri sheriff's department employees from a lawsuit alleging that improper medical care contributed to the death of an inmate soon after he was sent to prison....[more]

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

No recent news for Missouri in this category.

Prison Conditions & Corruption

  • Missouri man gets 8 years in prison for aiding ISIS leader
    A Missouri man accused of supplying money and armed forces tools to a now-deceased ISIS leader in Syria has been sentenced to eight years leisurely bars — after which he shall be deported to his native Bosnia....[more]

  • St. Louis city, police, pay $62,500 to man jailed by mistake
    ST. LOUIS • The police department and City Hall have paid $62,500 to settle a federal lawsuit by a man wrongly held in jail for more than two months. That works out to more than $800 for each day Travis S. Jones spent locked up....[more]

Prison Life & Culture

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

Suicides in Prison

No recent news for Missouri in this category.

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News

  • Architect named for St. Clair County jail expansion
    Treanor Architects of St. Louis has been hired to design an expansion of the St. Clair County Jail to meet Illinois state standards while housing more violent offenders.....[more]



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