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Capitol Perspectives: My Time in Prison

The recent decision by the governor to reopen the abandoned state penitentiary for tours has reminded me of my own time behind the walls decades ago.

11/08/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 20: Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife, former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, arrive for an appearance before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on February 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Both Jacksons are expected to plead guilty to federal charges of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash on personal expenses. (Getty/Brendan Hoffman)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Reports To North Carolina Prison

The 48-year-old Chicago Democrat was in federal custody as of Tuesday morning as Inmate No. 32451-016, according to Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke.

10/29/2013

Army Private First Class Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) is escorted by military police as he arrives for her sentencing at a military court facility. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Convicted Wikileaks Soldier Doing Well In Prison

A lawyer for Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning said in a blog post on Thursday the soldier is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.

08/30/2013

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Inmate: Jail Won’t Provide Proper Medical Care

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Monday for a paraplegic inmate who says he should be released from detention because he’s not receiving proper medical care at the Madison County jail.

08/20/2013

JAIL CELL

Man Gets Prison Time for Snatching Package

Twenty-six-year-old Greg Carroll of Brownstown has been sentenced to six months in prison for bolting from a post office with a package.

08/16/2013

Photo: U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, St. Louis

U.S. Attorney Callahan Supports Lesser Drug Penalties

“The prison population has grown exponentially over the last ten to fifteen years,” he said. “The War on Drugs is 35 years old and trying to measure the progress of it, there isn’t much to measure.”

08/13/2013

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Missouri Prisons Near Capacity; Director Welcomes More Inmates

Missouri’s current prison population is 31,400 inmates, just about 100 inmates less than operating capacity. Corrections Director George Lombardi says they are ready to handle what courts send them.

07/22/2013

Justice

Former St. Louis HUD Director Sentenced to 18 Months for Bribery

Lavern Charles Hester of Florissant, Mo., pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to provide and accept an illegal gratuity.

06/25/2013

prison

Illinois Prison Officials Transfer Inmates to Menard Correctional Center in Chester.

Illinois prison officials say they’ve transferred 72 inmates to Menard Correctional Center in the southern Illinois community of Chester.

06/15/2013

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3-Year Sentence For Illinois Man Who Ditched Restaurant Tab

Authorities say he skipped out on a $70 restaurant bill after ordering an appetizer, drinks and an entree from Alamo Steak House.

06/13/2013

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