Roy Murphy was ready to plead guilty earlier this week to second-degree attempted robbery a charge that would have sent him back to prison for up to seven years.
Currently, nearly 200 men are part of the SORTS program, not for what they’ve done but for what they might do in the future.
Keith Conway, 49, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty in September to four federal felony counts of filing false documents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.