They say the ban violates the inmates’ constitutional rights.
The suit was filed Tuesday by the ACLU on behalf of an anonymous resident of Franklin County.
The law, enacted in 1961, makes it a felony for someone to make an audio recording of a conversation unless all parties agree.
More police would be wearing a wire, under a bill which has been introduced in the state House.
ACLU suspects city jails are failing to properly handle inmate grievances
The fight continues over whether voter fraud is a problem in Missouri.
A spokesperson for Macy’s says it felt the move would be easiest and best under the circumstances.
The American Civil Liberties Union plans to observe the eviction and possibly build a case against the city.
Linn State Tech adopted program to “ensure student safety”.
“Government works on trust,” said Tony Rothert, legal director for the ACLU.