Protesters Want to Shut Down Local Jail for Gladiator FightsFrankie Edwards spent two years inside the medium security jail on Hall Street and says he was forced to take part in fights between inmates, arranged by guards.
Attorney: Jail Guards Were Slow to Admit Injuries to Inmate A man who said he was beaten in the Jackson County Jail alleges in a new court filing that corrections officials were slow to tell hospital staff how the man suffered broken ribs, three cracked vertebrae, a collapsed lung, cuts and bruises.
Task Force Examining Work Conditions at Jackson County JailA task force examining problems at the Jackson County Detention Center is focusing primarily on work conditions such as mandatory overtime that might have led to inmate abuse.
St. Louis Jailers Accused of Setting up "Gladiator Style" Fights Expected to Plead Elvis Howard and Dexter Brinson are expected to plead guilty to charges they took one inmate out of his cell and put him in a different cell.
Assaults Up At Menard PrisonGuards blame overcrowding and short staffing.
Workhouse Guards Accused Of Arranging Jail Cell BeatingThe allegedly stood outside cell while beating was administered
Pair Charged In Theft Of Computers, Cash From SchoolSuspects were working as security guards at Fanning School.