Illinois Department of Corrections is being sued for supposedly put too many inmates in solitary confinement for too long. (Courtesy of IRN)

Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor Infractions

The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.



Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The Loose

Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison’s ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.



First Group Of Prisoners Leave Tamms

Supermax prison to shut for good on January 4.



UPDATED: Freedom Short-Lived For Escaped Prisoners

Two men and three women overpower Pettis Co. deputy, take his squad car.


File photo of a prison. (Credit: Jodie Coston/Getty Images)

Officer Charged For Trying To Hire Hit Man

An officer at a medical facility for federal prisoners in southwest Missouri has been charged with trying to hire a hit man.


File photo of cd's on sale. (Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Missouri Department Of Corrections Prisoners Release Karaoke Discs

For sale: 20 new karaoke discs, including “Guitar Legends,” ”Women of Rock” and “Country Hits of the Years.”


Prison, Photo by Evening Standard -Getty Images)

Locked Up and Getting Unemployment Benfits

The revelation came less than a month after it started a new process which runs the names of unemployment benefit recipients against a list of state inmates.


Downtown Jail(City Justice Center), Tucker Blvd.

Escaped Prisoner Beats City Jail – Again

Vernon Collins, who escaped in April, had a pair of cell phones and various pills when officers searched his cell



Electronic Surveillance Could Replace Jail for Some

Passed both the Missouri House and Senate


Chief Justice Advocates more Alternative Sentencing

Says locking up non-violent offenders is costing Missouri “An Arm and a Leg”


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