Department of Corrections


On the Same Day of his Death, Schweich’s Office Released an Audit

Audit of the State Department of Corrections gave it a ‘good’ rating


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Petition Claims Mo. Corrections Officials Lied

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate have asked a federal court to spare his life, claiming two top officials with the Department of Corrections lied under oath about use of the sedative midazolam in executions.


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Mo. Society of Anesthesiologists Opposes Use of Propofol in Executions

The European Union has strict regulations on the sedative drug propofol which could lead to the drug being unavailable to patients on a day-to-day basis if used in Missouri executions.


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Mo. Bill Would Let Kids See Jailed Parents More

Two Missouri men’s prisons and two women’s prisons would be selected for the program’s trial.



Illinois State Treasurer Pushes Back Against Prison Plan

With the prison population at an all-time high, the state needs the space at Tamms and Dwight, says state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.


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Arbitrator: Quinn, Prisons Violated Union Contract

Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after the arbitrator’s ruling.


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Missouri Department Of Corrections Prisoners Release Karaoke Discs

For sale: 20 new karaoke discs, including “Guitar Legends,” ”Women of Rock” and “Country Hits of the Years.”


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Over Crowded Cells Prompt Early Release Policy

Gov. Pat Quinn says he is still awaiting the arrival of a bill that would reinstate an early release policy for non-violent criminals



Mo. Parole Board Among State’s More Secretive Agencies

The secrecy of the state Board was highlighted this year when Gov. Jay Nixon granted clemency to a man just days before he was to be executed.


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