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A Columbia man was sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole Thursday for producing and possessing child pornography, charges he pleaded guilty ... pornography from December 2014 to December 2015, according to a news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney's Western District of Missouri.
A husband and wife in southern Missouri were sentenced to prison this week after they were both found guilty of sodomizing a 9-year-old girl. A judge ordered David Bauer, 55, to serve 15 years, while Tiffany Bauer, 33, received 10 years. The couple, from Theodosia, Mo., were charged with rape ...

Ex-convict Paul H. Borroni, after realizing he couldn't make it in the outside world, chose one of the most innocuous ways possible to guarantee his return to the security of his prison cell. He pointed his finger through his coat pocket as if hiding a gun, then he robbed a bartender in Clayton. He told her ...
A Jefferson City man was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for possessing methamphetamine found by police after his car broke down at a Grandview intersection. Michael A. Green, 57, was sentenced to 25 years and 10 months for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell. According ... Missouri
They fired a gun at two victims, grazing one and missing the other, Hawley said in Missouri's brief. The robbers then carjacked a woman and Hutson robbed and fondled her before releasing her, according to the ACLU's brief. The two men threw the guns in a river and used the money to buy marijuana. prison

(AP) — The daughter of a southeast Missouri murder victim says the man convicted of the killing should be released from prison. The Southeast Missourian reports that Crystal King was 17 when her mother, Sheila Box, was fatally shot in Sikeston in 2000. David Robinson was convicted for the death on the ... prison
Waters was facing charges for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance, according to court records; he had previously served time in Missouri and federal prisons. The other two officers shot were treated at a hospital. One remained hospitalized Wednesday with moderate ... prison
(AP) — A dying Missouri officer said over the police radio that he had been shot multiple times and didn't think he could make it through the window of a home from which two other ... Waters had been in and out of prison since 2000, mostly for drug-related convictions and appeared to still be dealing drugs. prison
Crystal King, who was 17 years old when her mother was shot in Sikeston in 2000, said in an interview with the Southeast Missourian she thinks Robinson should be released from prison. "I just sort of followed it about a year ago," she said of Robinson's efforts for exoneration. "I heard the confession of ... prison
A Colorado man who traveled to Missouri to have sex with a 13-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in federal prison. Dominic Keith Pearson, 26, of Silverthorne, was sentenced in U.S. District Court where he pleaded guilty in October to charges of coercion and enticement of a minor, sexual ... prison
ST. LOUIS • Two leaders of a Phoenix-based telemarketing fraud that targeted St. Louis area residents and others have been sentenced to prison, the U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday. Michael McNeill, 48, of Phoenix, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and Joshua Flynn, 36, of Chandler, Ariz., got seven ... prison
The I-Team has uncovered new information about Missouri prison inmates using the internet to rejoin society while still locked up. Soon, more than 33,000 Missouri prisoners will be getting free tablets. It's all slated to happen this year, but some staff who work in those prisons said they are afraid technology ... prison
Dane County Circuit Judge Ellen Berz also sentenced Marvin Houston, 25, of Steele, Missouri, to five years of extended supervision after he is released from prison. The sentence was the maximum that Houston could have received after pleading guilty in December to first-degree reckless endangerment.
LOUIS • A federal judge here ruled Friday that the Missouri prison system must provide hormone therapy for a transgender inmate serving a murder sentence. The ruling came ... The federal policy was enacted after the Bureau of Prisons settled a lawsuit brought by a transgender inmate in Missouri. It says ...
... for the Missouri Department of Corrections told News-Press Now each tablet will be loaded with rehabilitative lessons and programs. Jade Trombetta, who is with the company supplying the tablets, said those programs are geared specifically toward keeping released offenders from returning to prison.
White supremacist prison gangs are a growing problem in Missouri, one expert says, despite a recent report that cites a decline in hate groups in the Show-Me State. In its 2017 "Year in Hate and Extremism" report, the Southern Poverty Law Center states that the number of hate groups in the country rose by ...

Two Missouri men who sparked outrage last summer after dragging a kitten behind a vehicle and posting a video of it on social media were sentenced to prison on Friday. Kyle Williams, 18, of Branson, was sentenced to serve consecutive terms of four years for animal abuse and three years of armed ...
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 ...


 

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