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Rescued Puppies Will be Trained by Prisoners

Puppies from Stray Rescue will be taken care of by prison inmates.


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Inmates Sue Neb. Prison System For Right To Get Married

A civil liberties organization sued the Nebraska prison system Tuesday on behalf of two inmates who say their constitutional rights are being violated because they haven’t been allowed to marry each other.


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2 Inmates Test Positive For Flu At Arkansas Prison

Visitation hours are canceled at a northeast Arkansas women’s prison after a 42-year-old inmate died after suffering from flu-like symptoms.


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Muslim Inmates Complain

Six Muslim inmates held in the Greene County jail have filed a federal complaint against the sheriff and other deputies, claiming religious discrimination.


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St. Louis Agency Grant to Help Inmates Get Jobs

Federal officials on Wednesday announced $20 million in grants nationwide, including funding to the Fathers’ Support Center of St. Louis.


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Assaults Up At Menard Prison

Guards blame overcrowding and short staffing.



Ste. Genevieve Co. Inmates Get Their Paper Back

The American Civil Liberties Union says Ste. Genevieve County and former inmate Stanley Schell have settled a lawsuit filed in January.



Illinois to Improve Conditions at Youth Prisons

Illinois is promising to improve safety at its youth prisons and offer inmates better educational and mental health services.


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Illinois Looks For Inmates Collecting Unemployment

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has started checking the roll of people receiving unemployment benefits to find those who might be ineligible because they’re in jail.


Missouri Court Rejects Appeals of 2 Death Row Inmates

The two death row inmates claimed their attorneys provided ineffective aid during their murder trials.




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