Bill Powell

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Missouri Prisons Halt St. Louis Magazine Ban

    The Missouri Department of Corrections will no longer ban the May edition of St. Louis Magazine, finally allowing inmates to read an in-depth story about Missouri's shrouded and secretive execution process that officials had thought would instill violence or hatred. The story "How We Kill: The Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Missouri Prisons Ban St. Louis Magazine Over Story About Death Penalty

    The Missouri Department of Correction banned the May edition of St. Louis Magazine over fears that a story about the death penalty would cause "violence or hatred" among prisoners. The story "How We Kill: The State of the Death Penalty," written by senior editor Bill Powell, illustrate's Missouri's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    St. Louis Gun Violence: Judge Philip Heagney's Concerns with Armed Offender Docket Idea

    Last week, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay once again promoted the "extraordinary opportunity to reduce gun violence" in the city that he and his staff have been working on for more than a year. The idea is to create an "armed offender docket" in the St. Louis City Circuit Court, through which dedica ... More >>