John Howard Association cites extreme overcrowding and filthy conditions at Vienna
What’s been dubbed an “unprecedented” effort to keep ex-cons from going back to prison is starting in St. Louis.
A local criminologist says it looks like the judges aren’t any tougher on gun crimes here than they were in 2011.
“We arrest criminals and they say ‘I’m not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I’ll get paper the second time,'” complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.
The federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri’s gun laws.
A man who killed a librarian has asked for more time in prison after he told a judge that the plea deal offered by prosecutors was too lenient.
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, is calling on Archbishop Robert Carlson to warn the flock about Gary Wolken, now 48, who is scheduled for release Feb. 23 from the Bonne Terre prison.
“It doesn’t make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that,” Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.
Destry Marcotte, 48, was trying to call himself a “sovereign citizen,” and as such was filing claims that the IRS owed him $600,000.
The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that 48-year-old Larry Wayne Ham of Hillsboro pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree robbery.