Terry Russell

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    "He's a Good Person": Daughter of Death Row Inmate Asks Nixon To Spare Her Father's Life

    John Winfield's only daughter was four years old when, in a jealous rage, he blinded her mother with a gunshot to the head. He shot and killed two other women on that September day in 1996. Eighteen years later, Symone Winfield is asking the governor commute her father's execution to life in priso ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    July 10, 2002

    So Long, Joe

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