Missouri Department of Corrections

Tom Clements
9:24 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Former Missouri Prison Director Clements Shot And Killed

Tom Clements.
(via Office of Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon)

The former director of Missouri's 21 adult prisons has been shot and killed.

Tom Clements, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections since 2011, was shot and killed at his Colorado Springs-area home on Tuesday night. The shooter was still at large Wednesday.

The El Paso County sheriff's office says Clements was shot when he answered his front door around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A family member called to report the shooting. Clements was dead when officers arrived at his home.

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Missouri's Right To Pray
10:18 am
Thu March 7, 2013

ACLU Vows To Keep Fighting Missouri Prayer Amendment

Credit Albrecht Dürer / Wikimedia Commons

The American Civil Liberties Union says it will keep fighting against Missouri's new constitutional amendment on prayer after a federal judge dismissed its initial lawsuit.

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St. Louis Corrections
10:58 am
Thu May 31, 2012

City of St. Louis hires Glass as acting corrections commissioner

Dale Glass has been named as the City of St. Louis' acting commissioner for the Department of Corrections.
(Courtesy City of St. Louis)

The St. Louis Division of Corrections has hired an acting commissioner, a job that has potential for permanence - that is, if the preceding commissioner is not successful in appealing his termination.

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Wheelchairs in prison
6:56 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Motorized wheelchairs to be allowed in Mo. prisons

(via Flickr/Neil Conway)

Two lawsuits involving the use of motorized wheelchairs in Missouri prisons have been settled.

Jeffrey Rogers and Andrew Madden are inmates at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.  They had filed suit because state Department of Corrections policy only allowed use of manual wheelchairs, and other inmates were assigned to push them around.  Tony Rothert is with the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri.

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