Gene Stubblefield

Gene Stubblefield
2:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Attorneys Argue Over Fate Of Former City Corrections Commissioner

Gene Stubblefield appeared with his former attorney in front on the Board of Aldermen in October 2011. He has sued the city, seeking a return to his old job as corrections commissioner.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The fate of the city of St. Louis 's former corrections commissioner is now in the hands of Judge Robert Dierker.

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Stubblefield lawsuit
11:02 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Former St. Louis corrections commissioner sues for discrimination

Gene Stubblefield, shown here with his attorney in October 2011, has sued over his December 2011 firing.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 1:00 p.m. with comments from the city.

The former corrections commissioner for the city of St. Louis has sued over his firing, claiming it was racially motivated.

Gene Stubblefield filed the suit today. He was fired Dec. 11, a decision upheld last month by the city's Civil Service Commission, whose members are the plaintiffs.

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Stubblefield fired
3:26 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

City commission upholds firing of former St. Louis jail official

Gene Stubblefield answers questions at a meeting of the Public Safety committee on Oct. 25, 2011. The city's Civil Service Commission upheld his firing this week.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis city Civil Service Commission has upheld the dismissal of former city corrections commissioner Gene Stubblefield.

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Guilty plea
2:45 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Guard charged in downtown St. Louis jail escape pleads guilty

Mori Farrell, shown here in an April 2011 booking photo, has pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanors in connection with a jail break.
(photo courtesy of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

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.

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Stubblefield speaks
5:28 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Stubblefield speaks on jails for first time since suspension

A Tuesday hearing of the public safety committee was the first time suspended corrections commissioner Gene Stubblefield (L) answered questions about recent jail breaks. His attorney, Sherrie Schroder, is at right.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

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 four escapes in 15 months.

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Jail talks
5:33 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Negotiations on jail oversight break down

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The St. Louis City Justice Center

Talks between the American Civil Liberties Union and the city of St. Louis on an independent panel to oversee the city's jails have stalled.

The talks were prompted by a 2009 ACLU report that alleged abuse and medical neglect at the city's Medium Security Institution (more commonly known as the city workhouse) and at the higher-security City Justice Center.

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