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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to nearly 60 years in prison on charges related to the shooting death of a man who had given him a ride. ... The Southeast Missourian reports that Joseph Wade Wisdom of Poplar Bluff was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to murder, assault and unlawful ...
(JTA) -- A Missouri man made several bomb threats to Jewish institutions in the Kansas City area and in Washington, D.C., a federal complaint charges. ... with anything connected to the bomb threats, according to KSHB in Kansas City, but could face up to 20 years in prison for assaulting a federal officer.
Schroer says 17-year-olds charged with minor offenses do not belong in adult jails and prisons, saying they face high risks of violence and sexual assault. Schroer, an attorney, says Missouri's juvenile justice system is better equipped than state prisons to hold 17-year-olds accountable and get them on the ...
A Missouri man involved in distributing smuggled methamphetamine in a federal prison in Illinois was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after a woman was caught trying to mail him meth wrapped in a newspaper. James L. Gary, who was already serving a 105-month sentence for federal gun charges ...
The new allegations come about a year after an investigation published in The Pitch exposed widespread issues facing female employees in the Missouri prisons system. The problems included male employees using gender and racial epithets, bragging about their sexual prowess, commenting on female ...
The Missouri Department of Corrections is slowly implementing its new tobacco-free policy that goes into full effect in the spring. Starting April 1, 2018, all Missouri state prisons will be tobacco-free. Karen Pojmann, the department's communications director, said the inmates and staff will have time and ...
The Missouri model differs markedly from how juvenile corrections are handled in Wisconsin, where lawmakers voted in 2011 to close youth prisons in ... While Wisconsin Department of Corrections officials have made more than two dozen small and big changes to how the state's youth prison operates to ...
It's the first major holiday since Richard Jones walked out of a prison cell, cleared after being convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Jones served 17 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted of aggravated robbery. Eyewitnesses confused Jones' photo with that of another suspect who looked a lot ...
A Cherokee County man was sentenced to 16 months in prison for ... were presented to pharmacies in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death ... 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fanned a national ...
LOUIS • A Vinita Park man is suing the Missouri state trooper who shot him in ... Javon M. Burton, 36, was sentenced to seven years in prison in ...
McALLEN -- When Guadalupe Alvarado was hired to transport meth from Mexico to Missouri, the Missouri woman said she was promised ...
A Sullivan County councilman will serve a year in federal prison after admitting to ... Judson will be allowed to turn himself in to the Bureau of Prisons once a ... or Springfield, Missouri, due to his ongoing medical conditions, ...
It would be a lot easier for Greene County if Missouri paid its prison-related debts. Greene County was owed $1,763,021.24 by the state of ...
The inability of a jury in southwestern Missouri to decide whether a man ... Wood will get the death penalty or be sentenced to life in prison.
Missouri and Indiana are the only states where a judge can impose a ... to life in prison if a jury can't reach a decision on the death penalty, The ...
A man has been sentenced to life in prison in a fatal shooting during a botched robbery outside a Kansas City, Kansas, bar. Nov. 10, 2017, at ...
Four Missouri prisons, including the one in Moberly, have a new program that ... he feels a sense of family among his fellow soldiers in prison.
Title & Escrow owner gets year in prison for wire fraud ... Bureau of Prisons, and ordered to pay $420,611.40 in restitution and fines. ... part of a plea agreement stemming from a Missouri Department of Insurance investigation ...
school suspensions seen as part of 'pipeline' to prison ... Billy Harris grew up in southwest Missouri and was incarcerated for his participation in .... of state or federal prisons or in the custody of local jails in the United States.
Inmate members of the Missouri veterans Project Honor Guard participate in the posting of the colors during a ceremony to honor armed forces ...
In May, Missouri assistant attorney general Gregory Goodwin, who ... a hearing last month, and urged Lewis not to sentence his client to prison.
An appeals court has ruled that a Missouri man convicted of murder at ... He is now 55 and is incarcerated at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
A southwest Missouri man will serve life in prison plus 55 years for shooting his wife to death four years ago. Nov. 9, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.. Missouri Man ...


 

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