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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

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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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Police: Accused Husband Killer Opted To ‘End Him’

Authorities say a southeastern Missouri woman accused of gunning down her husband did so after something told her to “end him.”

05/16/2013

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2 Kansas Prison Escapees In Custody In Missouri

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.

05/10/2013

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Mo. Bill Would Let Kids See Jailed Parents More

Two Missouri men’s prisons and two women’s prisons would be selected for the program’s trial.

04/09/2013

Ronnell Hood

Man Who Fired at St. Louis Police Gets More Time in Prison

21-year-old Ronnell Hood will now go to prison for an additional 8 years, though he has already served 3 awaiting trial.

03/05/2013

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