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Illinois Prison Population Down, Still Overcrowded

Governor Rauner wants to reduce the number of prisoners by 25 percent over the next decade.

07/27/2015

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Q&A: A look at the Death of Sandra Bland in Texas Jail

The release of information from autopsy of a Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail has provided some answers in the case, with authorities saying she killed herself and had no injuries that were consistent with a homicide.

07/24/2015

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Missouri Sheriff Stored Food for ‘End-of-Times’ in Jail Basement

The sheriff resigned in May, and on the same day, plead guilty to federal embezzlement charges.

07/20/2015

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Former St. Louis Police Officer Sentenced to 2 Years Jail Time

Don McGhee plead guilty in April 2015.

07/14/2015

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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.

07/07/2015

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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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