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.
Lavern Charles Hester of Florissant, Mo., pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to provide and accept an illegal gratuity.
Illinois prison officials say they’ve transferred 72 inmates to Menard Correctional Center in the southern Illinois community of Chester.
Authorities say he skipped out on a $70 restaurant bill after ordering an appetizer, drinks and an entree from Alamo Steak House.
Authorities say a southeastern Missouri woman accused of gunning down her husband did so after something told her to “end him.”
Two of three inmates who walked away from a northeast Kansas prison surrendered Friday afternoon at a northwest Missouri home where they had been holed up for hours, authorities said.
Two Missouri men’s prisons and two women’s prisons would be selected for the program’s trial.
21-year-old Ronnell Hood will now go to prison for an additional 8 years, though he has already served 3 awaiting trial.
Illinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years.
Victims ranged in age from 8 to 13.