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Former Pine Lawn mayor Sylvester Caldwell. Photo courtesy of City of Pine Lawn.

Former Pine Lawn Mayor Pleads Guilty to Extortion Charges

Sylvester Caldwell pled guilty to extortion charges related to a towing company and a Pine Lawn convenience store.

07/06/2015

Illinois Department of Corrections is being sued for supposedly put too many inmates in solitary confinement for too long. (Courtesy of IRN)

Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor Infractions

The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.

06/25/2015

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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

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19-Year-Old Who Escaped From Juvenile Facility Captured

Authorities say they have captured a 19-year-old man who they say escaped from a juvenile detention facility west of Chicago.

06/10/2015

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Business Owner Gets 14 Years for Sexually Assaulting Customers

The owner of Cosmetic Laser Center in St. Peters, Mo. was sentenced for sexually assaulting four customers.

06/04/2015

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 mug shot of Michael Johnson, provided by St. Charles Police.

Trial Begins for Former Lindenwood Wrestler Accused of Exposing HIV to Partners

Jury selection is underway for former Lindenwood University wrestler who is scheduled to go to trial this week for not telling his sexual partners that he is HIV positive.

05/11/2015

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Chesterfield Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

Alfred Brown admitted to filing a false 2009 tax return which failed to disclose income he took from a Church and daycare center.

05/05/2015

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Watchdog Group Slams Southern Illinois Prison

John Howard Association cites extreme overcrowding and filthy conditions at Vienna

05/03/2015

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

New St. Louis Initiative for Ex-Cons Includes Jobs

What’s been dubbed an “unprecedented” effort to keep ex-cons from going back to prison is starting in St. Louis.

04/30/2015

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