New Corrections Department Director Ready to Move Forward"It's a new day in the department of corrections." That's what Missouri's incoming Corrections Department Director Ann Precythe told lawmakers in Jefferson City yesterday.
Lawsuit Alleges Missouri's Parole Process For Young Offenders is IllegalA lawsuit states Missouri's prison system is not giving young offenders special consideration during parole hearings.
Greitens Chooses New Director of Corrections DepartmentIf confirmed by the state Senate, North Carolina Community Corrections Director Anne Precythe will inherit an agency described by Greitens in a statement as ``broken.''
Illinois Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary ConfinementAs many as 82,000 inmates are in solitary on any given day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Judge Rules Missouri Must Name Source of Execution Drug A Missouri judge has ruled that the state must reveal the source of the drug it uses to execute prisoners, finding that the state's Department of Corrections ``knowingly violated'' Missouri's open records law.
Illinois Governor, Lawmakers Propose Criminal Justice ReformsThree bills aim to reduce the number of offenders who end up back in jail. Rauner says the state needs to focus on rehabilitation.
UPDATE: Southern Illinois Escaped Cons Back in CustodyThe two men escaped from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program on Sunday.
Mizanskey Officially Paroled From Pot-Related Life SentenceBoth Mizanskey and his son were surprised the board turned a decision so quickly.
DOC Considers Mizanskey's Release From Life Sentence for PotHe's been in jail since 1993 after his third strike for possession of marijuana, he may get a chance at parole now.
Judge: Missouri Broke Law Keeping Execution Supplier SecretNational news organizations are suing the state because the Department of Corrections withheld public information.
Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri for Lethal Injection ProtocolA group of Missouri taxpayers and former lawmakers has sued the state Department of Corrections over lethal injection policies used for executions.
On the Same Day of his Death, Schweich's Office Released an AuditAudit of the State Department of Corrections gave it a 'good' rating