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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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Appeals court rules against man seeking resentencing

A 2016 law permits the state parole board to review only the life sentences — but not additional, shorter sentences — of offenders who as juveniles were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole but now may seek review of their ...

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New Missouri program will teach inmates to become ministers

The Missouri Department of Corrections is partnering with a university to launch college-level classes designed to train murderers, rapists and other long-term inmates to be ministers. The program with Hannibal-LaGrange University is expected to begin in December, offering a bachelor’s ...

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New Missouri program will teach inmates to become ministers

The Missouri Department of Corrections is partnering with a university to launch college-level classes designed to train murderers, rapists and other long-term inmates to be ministers. The program with Hannibal-LaGrange University is expected to begin in December, offering a bachelor’s ...

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Appeals court affirms $1.48M verdict against Department of Corrections

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has upheld a $1.48 million verdict against the Missouri Department of Corrections in a Kansas City man’s retaliation case against the department. On July 23, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of plaintiff ...

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ACLU seeks to force Missouri to treat inmates’ hepatitis C

Missouri prison officials have authorized treatment of only 15 of the 4,590 Missouri prison inmates who have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, according to a motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union this past week. The ACLU is ...

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ACLU seeks to force Missouri to treat inmates’ hepatitis C

Missouri prison officials have authorized treatment of only 15 of the 4,590 Missouri prison inmates who have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, according to a motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union this past week. The ACLU is ...

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Class of parolees prevails on summary judgment

Admitting that its parole-revocation policies and procedures did not meet constitutional requirements, the state of Missouri has taken ‘substantial corrective measures’ to remedy them, according to a federal judge. On Feb. 27, U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough granted summary ...

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Judge orders Missouri to revise parole for some juvenile offenders

A U.S. district judge has given Missouri Department of Corrections officials 60 days to present a plan for complying with the U.S. Constitution when it handles cases of prisoners serving sentences of life without parole for crimes committed while juveniles. ...

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