California Considers Bill to Ban Plastic Straws in RestaurantsThe bill would make the ban statewide.
Missouri County Manages Overcrowding With Jail In TrailersThe 53-foot semitrailers sit in a parking lot near the Greene County Jail. The temporary jail houses 108 beds stacked three high.
Jail Official Sentenced To Prison After Denying Medical Care To Dying Diabetic InmateA former Oklahoma jail administrator was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison after the 2013 death of a diabetic inmate that the official allegedly accused of faking an illness.
St. Louis Police Increase Riot Training St. Louis Police are brushing up on their crowd disturbance training.
Illinois County Board Committee Supports Tablets for JailA county jail in Illinois may begin providing Android tablets to its inmates.
Activists Protest at St. Louis Medium Security JailActivists gather at St. Louis' medium security jail Friday night to protest what they say are deplorable conditions.
Tennessee Jails Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
UPDATE: OJ Simpson Paroled, He Will Be Released in OctoberOne of the sports memorabilia dealers in the robbery that put O.J. Simpson in prison has told a Nevada parole board that the former sports star apologized to him and he accepted it.
Officials Raise Concerns About Heat at St. Louis JailThe cafeteria and other common areas are serving as cooling stations, and 24-hour medical help is available.
Police Chiefs Face Off in Supply Drive Competition A lot more than bragging rights are on the line in a friendly competition between two police chiefs in Jefferson County.
Principia Student's Hazing Trial Begins this WeekThe last of the five students to go to court for a hazing incident at Prinicipia High School is due to stand trial this week.
Woman Attacked by Man With a Hammer Over a Snapchat PostPolice say he was driving a vehicle and hitting the woman in his passenger seat with a hammer.

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