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Corrections officers’ verdict could hinge on appellate ruling

Missouri Supreme Court

A recent federal appeals court ruling could be a critical component in whether a massive verdict on behalf of Missouri correctional officers is allowed to stand. The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments on April 22 in a $113.7 million verdict ...

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Missouri pays $2M in prison worker discrimination settlement

Missouri shelled out more than $2 million last month to settle the latest worker discrimination case against the state’s prison system. Richard Dixson, a white employee of the minimum security Kansas City Re-Entry Center, was awarded the money after a ...

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Missouri woman sentenced to 23 years in husband’s killing

A Missouri woman was sentenced this week to 23 years in prison in the death of her husband whom the defense alleged she stayed with despite the relationship being abusive in part because both of them were struggling with their ...

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Missouri woman sentenced to 23 years in husband’s killing

A Missouri woman was sentenced this week to 23 years in prison in the death of her husband whom the defense alleged she stayed with despite the relationship being abusive in part because both of them were struggling with their ...

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Missouri woman pays child support to help mother avoid jail

Some months, when Rebecca Greenwell’s emphysema makes it too difficult to go to work, or she doesn’t land enough day labor jobs, she comes up short on her 20-year-old daughter’s child support. So her daughter helps pay it. If Greenwell ...

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Missouri woman pays child support to help mother avoid jail

Some months, when Rebecca Greenwell’s emphysema makes it too difficult to go to work, or she doesn’t land enough day labor jobs, she comes up short on her 20-year-old daughter’s child support. So her daughter helps pay it. If Greenwell ...

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Missouri prison nurses sue contractor for unpaid activity

Three Missouri correctional nurses have filed a class-action complaint in federal court against Corizon Health, the main health care provider in the state’s prisons, on claims of unpaid pre- and post-shift activity. If the court certifies a nationwide class of ...

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Jury sides with officer in suit against corrections department

A Jackson County jury has awarded $200,000 to a former corrections officer in her discrimination and retaliation suit against the Missouri Department of Corrections. Jurors found the department liable for plaintiff Ana Barrios’ claims of harassment based on gender, gender ...

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Appeals court affirms $113.7 million award for corrections officers

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has affirmed a $113.7 million verdict for Missouri corrections officers who said they were denied compensation for pre- and post-shift duties. A Cole County jury issued the award to a class of about ...

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