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Criminal Sentencing and Punishment

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Scary Numbers Part II: Man Has 11 Kids, Gets 13 Years In Jail, For Selling 62.4 Grams of Crack

    www.flickr.com/photos/skyzyx​A week ago we crunched the numbers on Christopher Elders, the 30 year-old Affton man who posed as a 17 year-old in order to sodomize a 14 year-old girl. The criminal testing our math skills this time around is Lewis Lawson of East St. Louis. Lawson, 32, was sentenced t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Belleville's Fingernail Bandit Gets 28 Years in Prison

    staging.ksdk.comTajuan Lampkin​Tajuan Lampkin was sentenced to 28 years in prison yesterday for breaking into the home of 75-year-old woman in Belleville, stealing $20 and forcing her to trim her nails to get rid of evidence. Lampkin, 22, is a serial marauder charged with forcing his way into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    South City Real Estate Swinder Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Robert Douglas Hartmann pleaded guilty to bank and mail fraud charges stemming from his now defunct real-estate firm DHP Investments, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced today.Hartmann's DHP Investments was once involved in the rehab of hundreds of homes and buildings in the metro area -- part ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008
  • Dining

    March 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Guilt-Edged

    Pugnacious defense attorney Frank "Tony" Fabbri never backed away from a fight. Then the lawyer ran afoul of the law.

  • News

    June 13, 2007

    "You're the Greatest, Asshole!"

    The Mexican explains a Mex-centric phenomenon.

  • Film

    May 10, 2006

    Barred Bard

    Who knew Shakespeare was so good at rehabilitation?

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    How Does It Feel?

    Recent lawsuits puncture the veil of secrecy surrounding lethal injection

  • Film

    March 22, 2006

    Suspended Sentence

    After Innocence probes life after a wrongful conviction

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Numb and Number

    Legal challenges shed light on Missouri's lethal-injection protocols

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    Life After Death Row

    From maximum security in Potosi to a bungalow in Maplewood: The odyssey of Rabbit, a.k.a. Robert Driscoll

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    Letters

    Week of December 29, 2004

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Uncomfortably Numb

    Lethal injection looks painless and peaceful. On Missouri's death row, appearances can be deceiving.

  • News

    May 26, 2004

    All the Jail's a Stage

    Missouri inmates are performing tales of murder, greed and insanity -- and learning how to leave their old lives behind

  • News

    February 18, 2004

    Where's Dora?

    Former St. Louis corrections chief Dora Schriro has moved on to a more high-profile controversy

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Letters

    Week of October 29, 2003

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Dying to Get Out

    Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Case of the Vanishing Videotape

    A workhouse inmate claims he was wrongly beaten, and city officials scramble to get their stories straight

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
  • Film

    August 20, 2003

    Habitat for Inhumanity

    The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Behind Closed Doors

    Once open to the world, Missouri's death row is now secret

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    Zen and the Art of Evasion

    An alleged rape points to big workhouse problems

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    Serial Tiller

    When it comes to ripping people off, John Tiller and the Civil Rights Legal Defense Team just keep going and going

  • News

    July 10, 2002

    So Long, Joe

    While Joe Amrine waits to die, Missouri courts won't admit they may be wrong

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2002

    Brother's Keeper

    David Kaczynski talks about the decision that tore his family apart

  • News

    March 6, 2002

    Getting What You Pay For

    Blame for problems at the workhouse goes all the way to the top

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Empty Promises

    Missouri has been pouring millions into prisons that aren't being used. But stay tuned: If politicians have their way, there will be plenty of inmates to go around.

  • Culture

    February 6, 2002

    Captive Audience

    The Prison Arts Project helps local inmates present a mesmerizing Hamlet

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    Solitary Man

    Lifer Bill Herron knew exactly how to get out of jail -- until 16 years ago, when the Missouri Department of Corrections locked him in solitary

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Fallen Angel

    Angela Coffel, the first woman in Missouri deemed a sexually violent predator, is locked up despite overwhelming evidence that she isn't one.

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    Taking No Prisoners

    Missouri maintains a spotless record at Bonne Terre facility

  • News

    December 5, 2001

    Hard of Hearing

    The city was slow in adopting a jail-suicide expert's advice

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Unlucky Seven

    Faced with an unprecedented rash of inmate suicides, St. Louis was slow to respond. Now there's a new jailhouse boss in town.

  • Film

    August 29, 2001

    Dirty Work

    A tale of prison gardeners is this summer's sweetest feel-good comedy

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Blooper Max

    Another security breach surfaces at Illinois' superexpensive supermaximum prison

  • News

    March 28, 2001

    Hard Luck, Hard Time

    Donald Thweatt was once ready to fight for his country. Now he's fighting for his freedom.

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    They've Got the Wrong Martyr

    Tragic as his story might be, convicted killer isn't living in a perfect world

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2001

    Cell Theory

    A new book takes an alarming look at America's increasing reliance on prisons

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    The Benetton Four

    Meet the men who sparked a lawsuit

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    Killer Campaign

    When the Benetton clothing company dared to humanize death-row inmates in a $20 million ad campaign, Attorney General Jay Nixon threw a fit. Then he played right into their hands and sued them.

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    No Way Out

    When Wendy Huddleston fell $1,370 behind in child-support payments, she was jailed indefinitely. She needed money or a lawyer -- and she had neither.

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Nothing Left to Lose

    Faced with supertough restrictions, inmates at Tamms protest by refusing to eat

  • Film

    March 15, 2000

    Mr. Death

    Directed by Errol Morris

  • News

    March 15, 2000
  • News

    March 15, 2000

    The Boys from Boonville

    In 1963, a group of African-American runaways and truants was sent to a rural reform school. Then the nightmare began.

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of February 23

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