Judge May Cut Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's Prison TermIt will be his first public appearance since he entered prison in 2012.
Ex-Speaker Hastert Enters Prison Now Inmate No. 47991-424Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, or just over a year.
Deadline for Hastert to Report to Prison LoomsA judge ordered the 74-year-old Illinois Republican to enter prison no later than 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Lawmakers Pass Prison Options for Juveniles Guilty of MurderUnder the proposal, people who are currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder committed as a juvenile could get a parole hearing after serving at least 25 years.
Hastert Judge Won't Consider Support Letters Unless PublicThe judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case says that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public.
St. Louis Judge Gives 60-Year Sentence for Gun PossessionThis comes just after the circuit court launched a new plan to funnel most gun crime cases before three select judges.
Missouri Inmates Have Chance at Release after Court RulingThe state Supreme Court hasn't yet ruled on a prior case in which appeals were exhausted.
Former Illinois Lawmaker Sentenced for FraudShe pleaded guilty in July 2013 to soliciting $76,700 for scholarships through a charity golf outing and pocketing about $28,000.
Former Drug Court Judge Assigned to Halfway HouseA former Metro East judge serving a two-year prison sentence for heroin possession and a weapons charge has been assigned to a St. Louis halfway house as his release date nears.
Missouri Shooting Plot Suspect Appeals 15-Year SentenceA defense attorney told state Supreme Court judges Wednesday that a southwest Missouri man accused of planning shootings at a movie theater and store only thought about carrying out such an attack.
Nixon Commutes Kimber Edwards' Sentence to Life Without ParoleNixon would not give details as to why he has commuted Edwards' sentence to life without parole.
Dotson Singles Out Judge After Probation Leads to DeathDotson says he's thinking of creating a website to track the sentencing records of circuit court judges, so voters can see who's tough on crime and who's not.

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