city jails http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Attorneys Argue Over Fate Of Former City Corrections Commissioner http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorneys-argue-over-fate-former-city-corrections-commissioner <p>The fate of the city of St. Louis 's former corrections commissioner is now in the hands of Judge Robert Dierker.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:20:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34871 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorneys Argue Over Fate Of Former City Corrections Commissioner Former St. Louis corrections commissioner sues for discrimination http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-st-louis-corrections-commissioner-sues-discrimination <p><strong>Updated at 1:00 p.m. with comments from the city.</strong></p><p>The former corrections commissioner for the city of St. Louis has sued over his firing, claiming it was racially motivated.</p><p>Gene Stubblefield filed <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/105821105/Stubblefield-Petition-and-EEOC-Charge">the suit</a> today. He was fired Dec. 11, a decision <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-commission-upholds-firing-former-st-louis-jail-official">upheld last month</a> by the city's Civil Service Commission, whose members are the plaintiffs.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:02:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4589 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former St. Louis corrections commissioner sues for discrimination City commission upholds firing of former St. Louis jail official http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-commission-upholds-firing-former-st-louis-jail-official <p>The St. Louis city Civil Service Commission has upheld the dismissal of former city corrections commissioner Gene Stubblefield.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:26:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4347 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City commission upholds firing of former St. Louis jail official Morning headlines - Monday, June 18 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-june-18-2012 <p><strong>Guards charged with assault for inmate fight</strong></p><p>Two guards at the medium security jail in St. Louis City are facing burglary and assault charges for allegedly arranging to have one inmate at the workhouse beat up another.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:23:43 +0000 The Associated Press, Tim Lloyd & Illinois Public Radio 3931 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, June 18 2012 ACLU files suit against city of St. Louis over jail records http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aclu-files-suit-against-city-st-louis-over-jail-records <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city of St. Louis, asking a judge to make the city turn over jail records related to inmate grievances.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/ylNpuH">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that the suit filed Wednesday accuses the city&#39;s corrections division of ignoring repeated requests over the past four months for records under the Missouri Sunshine Law.</p><p>The suit seeks an injunction forcing release of the records. It also asks the judge to find the city in violation of the law and to impose civil penalties.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:01:53 +0000 The Associated Press 2941 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ACLU files suit against city of St. Louis over jail records St. Louis County jail roof needs $394,000 in repairs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-jail-roof-needs-394000-repairs <p>The St. Louis County Public Works department is asking the County Council for permission to use more than $394,000 in unspent funds to make emergency repairs to the roof of the county jail.</p><p>Public works spokesman David Wrone says a hailstorm last spring punched pin-sized holes in the membrane of the roof. Resulting water leaks damaged mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as left some day rooms and cells on the 8th floor unusable.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:41:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2820 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County jail roof needs $394,000 in repairs Stubblefield speaks on jails for first time since suspension http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stubblefield-speaks-jails-first-time-suspension <p>The highest-ranking city official to face discipline so far for problems at the St. Louis jails spent four hours under oath today, giving his perspective on the situation that led to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-aldermen-jail-security-problems-make-us-look-joke">four escapes in 15 months.</a></p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:28:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2327 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stubblefield speaks on jails for first time since suspension Committee grills Bryson on jail staffing, budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/committee-grills-bryson-jail-staffing-budget <p>The head of the public safety department of the city of St. Louis spent nearly two hours on the hot seat today, facing questions under oath about the management of the two jails under his control.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:01:10 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2264 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Committee grills Bryson on jail staffing, budget Report finds "systemic failure of leadership" at St. Louis jails http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-finds-systemic-failure-leadership-st-louis-jails <p>A preliminary review of the St. Louis corrections department finds &quot;numerous weaknesses&quot; in the management, physical structure and operations of the two jails the department oversees.</p><p>Six inmates have escaped from the facilities in the last 15 months. Three of the four escapes took place within five months of each other.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:58:33 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report finds "systemic failure of leadership" at St. Louis jails Former head of rural Mo. jail sentenced to 10 years in prison http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-head-rural-mo-jail-sentenced-10-years-prison <p>The former head of the jail in rural Washington County, Mo. will spend 10 years in federal prison and three more on supervised release for violating the civil rights of four inmates housed in his jail.</p><p>A jury convicted Vernon Wilson in March of beating two inmates and arranging for the beating of two others. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_1b6c0f12-3798-50d2-8ef4-0d3d467d30a7.html">One victim</a> of those orchestrated beatings, who was in the jail on a bad check charge, had to be hospitalized.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:04:43 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1640 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former head of rural Mo. jail sentenced to 10 years in prison