Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Man Charged with Killing Hotel Manager Was Slated to be Behind Bars Until April 2015

Joseph Bowens, the man charged with killing Drury Inn and Suites night manager Scott Knopfel, was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2010. So, why was he out on the street and able to kill?


File photo of an inmate in handcuffs. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

UPDATED: Parolee Charged in Shooting of St. Louis Officer

A Saint Louisan with a long criminal record is accused of shooting an off-duty St. Louis police officer and killing a man whose body was found in a burned-out car the same day.


Juvenile Detention Center

Lawsuit: Hearings For Illinois Youth Are ‘Kangaroo Courts’

Lawsuit claims too many kids behind bars illegally.


Prison Cell, Getty Images, Jodie Coston

Mo. Lawmakers Move to Reduce Prison Population

Missouri’s Senate has voted to create non-prison alternatives for non-violent probation and parole violators.


Alyssa Bustamante

Family Upset by Killer’s Plea Agreement

Confessed killer’s plea takes life without parole off the table.



Changes Suggested For Mo. Probation, Parole System

Crime rate is up and so is Missouri prison incarceration rate



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