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Saint Louis, MO. -- The federal district court in Saint Louis has ruled the Missouri state prison system must provide hormone therapy for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for first degree murder. The inmate, Jessica Hicklin, 37, is in the process of transitioning to a woman. The ruling is in keeping ...
LOUIS • A federal judge here ruled Friday that the Missouri prison system must provide hormone therapy for a transgender inmate serving a murder ... filed in Southern Illinois by the American Civil Liberties Union and six transgender inmates alleging inadequate medical care at prisons across the state.

Laci Deckard, 31, Lisa Jennings' daughter from a prior marriage, said she wanted Jennings to stay in prison. "I do not believe ... A detective with the Missouri State Highway Patrol later took over the investigation and concluded Jennings killed his wife based on an interpretation of blood spatter at the scene.
Against a backdrop of numerous discrimination complaints by employees against the Missouri Department of Corrections, a former corrections officer has filed a lawsuit alleging he faced race and disability discrimination on the job. John Dominguez, who worked at the women's Eastern Reception ...
The Missouri children's Division and police in Shelbina, which is about 40 miles west of Hannibal, began investigating reports of an "unhealthy" girl, Bartlett's plea says, and learned he was once arrested and accused of sexually abusing another girl in Massachusetts. Investigators then found the images ...
LICKING, Mo. -- A man from Jasper County, Missouri has died in prison, at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking, Missouri. The prison announced Tuesday Larry Jack, 79, died Monday, January 29, apparently of natural causes. Jack had been in the prison system for 10 years, serving a 15-year ...

One of two suspects in the death of a 72-year-old Missouri man who was left beaten and bound in a vehicle is facing up to 20 years in prison for his ... prosecutors allege Bailey helped Brandy Shaddox kill Adams, who died of hypothermia after being found in an abandoned car near Walnut Shade, Missouri.
A man who pleaded guilty to defrauding an MU fraternity was sentenced Monday to two years in prison by a federal court in Jefferson City. Burt Beard, 63, of Kirksville pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud in September 2017 on charges that he embezzled more than $380,000 from the MU chapter of ...
A southeast Missouri man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for strangling his mother with a dog leash and burning a car with her body and ... The Southeast Missourian reports that during the sentencing hearing, a judge ordered deputies to duct tape Howland's mouth closed after he would not ...
Shermaine Walker's son died of a rare fungal brain infection last year in a Kansas prison, and since then she's been trying to find out whether the prison's private health care contractor could have stopped it. That same contractor, Corizon Health, oversees inmate care in Missouri prisons. A state legislator ...
But for years he continued to be housed in a 8-foot-by-11-foot cell with inmates who smoked, despite doctor warnings and prison officials being made aware of ... Smoking has been banned inside buildings at Missouri prisons for several years, which, according to court testimony in Washington's trial, was ...
A Columbia man who was convicted of producing and receiving child pornography and transferring obscene materials to a minor has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison without parole. Jayme Nathanial Walker, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark, according to the U.S. ...
A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for tougher penalties after a death that resulted from a prank call to police. ... causing a false emergency response that leads to serious injury would be punishable by up to four years in prison, and a swatting prank resulting in death would result in up to seven years in prison.
LIBERTY, Mo. -- A Liberty, Missouri, attorney was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to having numerous chats online that were sexual in nature with an undercover detective posing as a 13-year-old girl. Jerome M. Patience, 40, of Independence, chatted with the "girl" for nearly ...
But after he entered prison, he got off drugs and become a mentor for other inmates. ... After Steve Jimerson was diagnosed with hepatitis C while in prison, Jymie says he was on the lookout for news of treatment advances. ... That's about 15 percent of the 32,000 people incarcerated in Missouri's prisons.
Adeshina was sentenced to more than three years in prison in 2016. ___. Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com. copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Missouri ...
A special legislative committee will continue its work this session to help strengthen the environment within Missouri's prison system. In 2016, the Pitch.com revealed that the State Department of Corrections has dealt with a systemwide culture of harassment, intimidation and abuse of officers by other prison ...

Missouri Man Sentenced to prison for DUI Fatal Crash. A drunk driver who rear-ended another car on Interstate 29 in northwest, killing the driver, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Jan. ... The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened in the early morning hours of May 28, 2016.
Missouri Man Who Killed 14-Year-Old Stepson Dies in prison. A Springfield man serving life in prison for killing his 14-year-old stepson has died in prison. Jan. 11, 2018, at 5:35 p.m.. Missouri Man Who Killed 14-Year-Old Stepson Dies in Prison ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - An inmate in central Missouri has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to a fellow inmate's death. The News Tribune reports that 29-year-old Terry Volner pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first-degree murder for fatally striking 67-year-old Jose Benitez ...
Otherwise, it says, risk paying $485 million in "status quo costs" to build and operate two new prisons in the same time frame. "Your corrections system is kind of in a make-or-break moment," Andy Barbee, director of research at the council, said in an interview. Missouri's prison system is running at 105 ...
Our first reaction to the news that the Missouri Department of Corrections will soon ban smoking in the state's prisons was: Wait, you can smoke in prison? Yes, making Missouri one of only a few states where the official view on prisoners lighting up has been smoke 'em if you got 'em, boys. And they do got ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Department of Corrections will ban smoking in prisons this year. The News Tribune reports that all of the department's facilities will be tobacco-free starting April 1. Staff, offenders, visitors and contractors won't be allowed to possess or use tobacco products inside ...
A jury has awarded almost $1.5 million to a white prison employee in Kansas City who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections. Richard Dixson sued the agency last year saying he was subjected to racial discrimination and a hostile work environment at the ...
LOUIS • A man acquitted of murder after spending eight years in prison has filed a wrongful conviction lawsuit that accuses southern Missouri police officials of making false reports, fabricating evidence and failing to interview witnesses. Michael Amick and his wife, Sara, a teacher, filed the federal lawsuit ...
A white prison employee in Kansas City who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections won more than $1.4 million this week. Richard Dixson, a re-entry coordinator at the Kansas City Re-Entry Center, sued the state agency last year, saying he was subjected to ...
A woman who's served more than 35 years in a Missouri prison for a capital murder conviction was released from the Chillicothe Correctional Center (CCC) in northwest Missouri Wednesday afternoon. Governor Eric Greitens (R) traveled to Chillicothe Wednesday to sign an order commuting Judy ...
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Missouri's Department of Corrections continues to struggle with a staffing shortage across the state's more than 20 prisons. Documents filed with Gov. Eric Greitens' budget office said the state's prison system would have at least eight fewer workers beginning in July 2018 at a time ...
JEFFERSON CITY • A shortage of guards at one of Missouri's maximum-security prisons is so dire that the Department of Corrections is busing in workers from other facilities to keep the 1,400-inmate lockup operating at safe levels. In November, corrections officials said more than 70 officers from three ...
The handling of two unusual deaths inside Missouri's largest prison shows that investigations can be frustrating for families and inconclusive. .... This summer, the corrections department said it completed talks with local law enforcement agencies near prisons and the Missouri Highway Patrol about taking ...
If we were to reduce the prison population, the staffing would be more manageable. We still need to fill the vacancies, but the quality of work that the correctional officers can provide would just be so much better." The state's institutions are currently at capacity. Missouri is working with the Council of State ...
A new veterans ward in the prison, the Missouri Veterans Project, is what has drawn the attention. As a pilot program started at Moberly, ... Karen Pojmann, the communications director for the Missouri Department of Corrections, says the program began about six months ago. "The way that you would treat ...
... and transferred Wittman to a Springfield hospital. Wittman was later pronounced dead. The federal prison hospital currently houses 1,041 male offenders. copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Missouri ...
PLATTE CITY, Mo. - A drunk driver who rear-ended another car on Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri, killing the driver, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd says 25-year-old Nicholas Sanders, of Platte City, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in ...
Convicted murderer Malcolm Harris was sentenced Friday to life in prison for fatally shooting a man in the back of the head after a night of binge drinking and drug use. Judge Benjamin Lewis handed down the sentence in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court in Jackson amid tight security. Family and ...
The Sidney R. Baer Foundation kicked in $225,000 and the Missouri Foundation for Health provided $131,320. Corizon Health, a private company with a $1.1 billion state contract to provide health care in the Missouri prison system, gave $100,000. The Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis provided $65,000.
A Harrisonville man was sentenced to eight years in prison this month after pleading guilty to five counts of possessing child pornography. ... The charges were filed in July 2015 following an undercover investigation by the Western Missouri Cyber crimes Task Force into child pornography files being ...
BLYTHEVILLE -- A Mississippi county Circuit Court jury sentenced a Missouri man to 24 years in prison Thursday evening after finding him guilty of fatally shooting a Monette man in October 2016 during an altercation over the herbicide dicamba. The jury of six men and six women found Allan Curtis Jones, ...
Kansas City, MO. -- Kyle Ziemann spent years working as a prison guard in Missouri and Kansas. Now he's behind bars in Nevada. The 34-year-old was arrested last month and has been charged with sexually abusing a girl under the age of 14. According to the charging documents, the abuse happened ...
Allen said Missouri's criminal justice system focuses mainly on mental health treatments that are provided to people behind bars. This trend is especially prominent among female prisoners: 45 percent of women who were put in prison in fiscal year 2016 were sentenced to prison for the purpose of treatment ...
As recently as 2012, scores of Missouri inmates were being treated with an old Hep C drug called Interferon, which was often ineffective and notorious for its debilitating side effects. But in 2013, the Federal Bureau of Prisons started changing treatment guidelines to replace the old Hep C drugs with new ...
The handling of two unusual deaths inside Missouri's largest prison shows that investigations can be frustrating for families and inconclusive. .... This summer, the corrections department said it completed talks with local law enforcement agencies near prisons and the Missouri Highway Patrol about taking ...
Missouri court records show Klahs had previous convictions for crimes, including burglary, theft, assault, drug charges and receiving stolen property. He served some time in prison. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens visited O'Connor and his family at the hospital Wednesday, said Greitens' spokesman, Parker ...
MADISON -- Attorney General Brad Schimel says he would support closing the state's troubled youth prison if corrections officials could find another way to handle serious juvenile offenders, ... The Republican attorney general said Missouri's approach has merit but he's not sure it would work in Wisconsin.
From William, a survivor of sexual assault in a Missouri prison: "The cards you sent were the only thoughts from others that I received for Christmas. I had my fingers crossed that I'd hear from at least one of the 7.5 billion people in the world. Had it not been for those cards, I'd have felt counted among the ...
Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says he would support closing the state's troubled youth prison if corrections officials could find another way to handle serious juvenile offenders ... The Republican attorney general said Missouri's approach has merit but he's not sure it would work in Wisconsin.
Shortage of Prison Guards in Missouri. December 6, 2017 WireReady MyMoInfo Local News, Wireready. (Jefferson City) Missouri's prisons have an extreme shortage of correctional officers to guard the state's 34-thousand offenders. Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe says they lack about 500 officers, ...
Officer Ryan O'Connor remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday. Klahs has a lengthy criminal record. The 29-year-old Arnold man was in and out of Missouri prisons four times since March 2011. The Missouri Department of Corrections says the convictions, all out of Jefferson County, were for ...
Recidivism rate at Wisconsin's Lincoln Hills youth prison for males is 66%, Missouri's is only 8%? ... Groups such as Youth Justice Milwaukee, which is calling for Wisconsin's youth prisons to be closed, argue that conditions at Lincoln Hills can lead to higher recidivism -- inmates committing new offenses ...
If we were to reduce the prison population, the staffing would be more manageable. We still need to fill the vacancies, but the quality of work that the correctional officers can provide would just be so much better." The state's institutions are currently at capacity. Missouri is working with the Council of State ...


 

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