jailbreak http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Jailbreak in Pike County, manhunt underway http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jailbreak-pike-county-manhunt-underway <p><em><strong>Updated 2:19 pm Monday (Sept. 10)</strong></em></p><p>The Pike County Sheriff's Department says a fourth escaped inmate, Joseph Verive, is back in the Pike County jail.&nbsp; He was taken into custody on Pike 411 less than 1 mile from hwy 161 without incident.</p><p>The fifth escaped inmate,&nbsp;William Wilkerson, remains on the loose.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:19:28 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jailbreak in Pike County, manhunt underway Guard charged in downtown St. Louis jail escape pleads guilty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/guard-charged-downtown-st-louis-jail-escape-pleads-guilty <p>The only person to face criminal charges in a series of escapes from the St. Louis city jails has pleaded guilty to a series of misdemeanors.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:45:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Guard charged in downtown St. Louis jail escape pleads guilty Former downtown St. Louis jail escapee charged with having cell phones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-downtown-st-louis-jail-escapee-charged-having-cell-phones <p>Vernon Collins, one of the two inmates who <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-inmates-escape-downtown-jail">escaped from the downtown St. Louis Justice Center in April</a>, and were later captured, has been charged again. This time, from his jail cell.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:41:26 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2317 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former downtown St. Louis jail escapee charged with having cell phones St. Louis aldermen: jail security problems make us look like a joke http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-aldermen-jail-security-problems-make-us-look-joke <p>Four jail breaks in 15 months make the city of St. Louis look like a joke.</p><p>That was the general consensus of members of the Public Safety committee&nbsp; on Wednesday following two hours of testimony on the rash of escapes.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:13:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2097 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis aldermen: jail security problems make us look like a joke Morning headlines: July 29, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-july-29-2011 <p><strong>Sweltering heat blamed for 3 more deaths in St. Louis</strong></p><p>The city health department says a 75-year-old woman is the fifth person to die from the heat in St. Louis this year. Her air conditioner was on but was blowing hot air in her home. She died on Sunday.</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:17:28 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1759 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: July 29, 2011 Pensions, jail escapes at issue during St. Louis city budget debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pensions-jail-escapes-issue-during-st-louis-city-budget-debate <p>When the Ways and Means committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meets, anything goes as far as topics.</p><p>Today, it was the Department of Public Safety&#39;s turn on the hot seat, and pensions, recruiting and jail escapes were on the minds of the committee members. Here&#39;s a sampling of their concerns:</p> Wed, 11 May 2011 21:35:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pensions, jail escapes at issue during St. Louis city budget debate Warrants issued against guard related to St. Louis Justice Center escape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/warrants-issued-against-guard-related-st-louis-justice-center-escape <p>On April 22, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-inmates-escape-downtown-jail">two inmates escaped from the St. Louis City Justice Center</a> in downtown St. Louis by using a handmade rope, breaking a window and climbing down the outside of the building.</p><p>Both inmates were later captured.</p><p>Now, one of the guards on duty at the Justice Center during the time of the escape, Mori Farrell, has warrants against him related to the incident.</p><p>The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department details his warrants in a press release:</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:18:01 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Warrants issued against guard related to St. Louis Justice Center escape Two inmates escape from downtown jail http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-inmates-escape-downtown-jail <p>Updated 12:10 a.m. Saturday:</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay reports that second inmate, Vernon Collins, has been captured.</p><p>Updated 4:19 p.m.:</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/255839/40/One-Justice-Center-escapee-captured">KSDK</a>, David White has been captured in St. Louis.</p><p><strong>Updated 9:55 a.m. with comments from Commissioner Gene Stubblefield</strong></p><p>City corrections commssioner Gene Stubblefield provided the following details about Collins&#39; and White&#39;s escape:</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:11:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two inmates escape from downtown jail