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Judge: Chicago Jail’s Newspaper Ban Violates 1st Amendment

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a long-standing ban on all newspapers at one of the nation’s largest jails violates inmates’ right to free speech.

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Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The Loose

Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison’s ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.

06/19/2015

WICHITA FALLS , TEXAS - FEBRUARY 10: Former U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Lloyd  father his works-out at the Planet Fitness gym in Wichita Falls, Texas on February 10, 2013. He says  the workouts helps his PTSD symptoms. Lloyd who was medically discharged from the army, has been doing various minimum wage jobs--stocking groceries, washing cars at a Ford dealership and sales job in Wichita Falls. He is currently unemployed. Lloyd was award a purple heart in Afghanistan 2009. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Jeffco Jail Gives Special Treatment to Iraq Vets

Inmates who are veterans are separated from other inmates to receive counseling and legal assistance.

06/15/2015

Jeff Mizanskey poses with his two granddaughters. (Courtesy of gofundme.com)

Man Serving Life Without Parole for Pot Now Has Chance at Freedom (FULL AUDIO)

Jeff Mizanskey, who is serving life without parole for pot, sits down with KMOX News for his first interview since the governor commuted his sentence.

06/01/2015

A homeless person awaiting the set-up of a tent in north St. Louis County on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Rev. Larry Rice identified the woman as one who's planning to sleep at the encampment. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Lawsuit: St. Louis Suburb’s Courts Violate Rights of Poor

A federal lawsuit accused the city of St. Ann of often unconstitutionally jailing homeless persons.

05/28/2015

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Man Charged in Shooting Officers in Ferguson Discusses It In Jail Audio

The attorney for the man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson expressed surprise Wednesday at audio of jail telephone calls in which his client appears to confess.

04/01/2015

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Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Killing Two Puppies

A Jefferson County man is sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation for killing two puppies he claimed were “sick.”

02/12/2015

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Festus Man Charged with Abuse in Infant’s Death

Cody Bunch was arrested and charged with one count of abuse of a child-resulting in death.

02/02/2015

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Inmates Allege Jailer Put Pepper Spray on Pizza

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke says four inmates complained of pain in their mouths and stomachs after they ate the pizza from an area restaurant on Tuesday.

08/26/2014

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Knox County Wants to Sell E-Cigarettes to Inmates

The sheriff said he hopes offering e-cigarettes will help stop inmates from smuggling in real cigarettes.

07/17/2014

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