www.flickr.com/photos/skyzyxA 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 >>
staging.ksdk.comTajuan LampkinTajuan 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 >>
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 >>
Pugnacious defense attorney Frank "Tony" Fabbri never backed away from a fight. Then the lawyer ran afoul of the law.
The Mexican explains a Mex-centric phenomenon.
Who knew Shakespeare was so good at rehabilitation?
Recent lawsuits puncture the veil of secrecy surrounding lethal injection
After Innocence probes life after a wrongful conviction
Legal challenges shed light on Missouri's lethal-injection protocols
From maximum security in Potosi to a bungalow in Maplewood: The odyssey of Rabbit, a.k.a. Robert Driscoll
Week of December 29, 2004
Lethal injection looks painless and peaceful. On Missouri's death row, appearances can be deceiving.
Missouri inmates are performing tales of murder, greed and insanity -- and learning how to leave their old lives behind
Former St. Louis corrections chief Dora Schriro has moved on to a more high-profile controversy
Week of October 29, 2003
Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.
A workhouse inmate claims he was wrongly beaten, and city officials scramble to get their stories straight
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Once open to the world, Missouri's death row is now secret
An alleged rape points to big workhouse problems
When it comes to ripping people off, John Tiller and the Civil Rights Legal Defense Team just keep going and going
While Joe Amrine waits to die, Missouri courts won't admit they may be wrong
David Kaczynski talks about the decision that tore his family apart
Blame for problems at the workhouse goes all the way to the top
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.
The Prison Arts Project helps local inmates present a mesmerizing Hamlet
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
Angela Coffel, the first woman in Missouri deemed a sexually violent predator, is locked up despite overwhelming evidence that she isn't one.
Missouri maintains a spotless record at Bonne Terre facility
The city was slow in adopting a jail-suicide expert's advice
Faced with an unprecedented rash of inmate suicides, St. Louis was slow to respond. Now there's a new jailhouse boss in town.
A tale of prison gardeners is this summer's sweetest feel-good comedy
Another security breach surfaces at Illinois' superexpensive supermaximum prison
Donald Thweatt was once ready to fight for his country. Now he's fighting for his freedom.
Tragic as his story might be, convicted killer isn't living in a perfect world
A new book takes an alarming look at America's increasing reliance on prisons
Meet the men who sparked a lawsuit
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.
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.
Faced with supertough restrictions, inmates at Tamms protest by refusing to eat
Directed by Errol Morris
In 1963, a group of African-American runaways and truants was sent to a rural reform school. Then the nightmare began.
Published the week of February 23