prison http://kbia.org en Mo. lawmakers plot new plan for juvenile lifers http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-plot-new-plan-juvenile-lifers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">More than 80 Missourians are serving sentences of life without parole that the U.S. Supreme Court says are unconstitutional because they were juveniles at the time of their crime.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:20:43 +0000 Associated Press 47565 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers plot new plan for juvenile lifers ACLU files suit against Morgan County http://kbia.org/post/aclu-files-suit-against-morgan-county <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Morgan County. The suit alleges that Morgan County officials are violating people's constitutional rights by confiscating mail sent to jail detainees.</p><p>The Jefferson City News-Tribune&nbsp;<a href="http://is.gd/lCEmvP">reports</a> that the St. Louis-based ACLU of Eastern Missouri filed the federal lawsuit last week and asked a judge to certify the case as a class action. The ACLU also is seeking a preliminary injunction.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:46:06 +0000 Associated Press 37490 at http://kbia.org ACLU files suit against Morgan County Mo. sheriffs ask for more state funds to house inmates http://kbia.org/post/mo-sheriffs-ask-more-state-funds-house-inmates <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Missouri sheriffs say the state isn't paying them enough to cover the cost of housing state prisoners.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:21:11 +0000 Associated Press 27595 at http://kbia.org Mo. sheriffs ask for more state funds to house inmates Victim's relatives outraged over Columbia man's prison release http://kbia.org/post/victims-relatives-outraged-over-columbia-mans-prison-release <p>Relatives are outraged that authorities freed a Missouri man sentenced to more than 200 years in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl execution-style and wounding two others.</p><p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:22:58 +0000 Associated Press 22440 at http://kbia.org Victim's relatives outraged over Columbia man's prison release Community expresses support as Shakir Hamoodi begins prison sentence http://kbia.org/post/community-expresses-support-shakir-hamoodi-begins-prison-sentence <p>It’s been less than one week since Shakir Hamoodi&nbsp;– a Columbia businessman –&nbsp;had to leave his community and start his 3-year prison sentence.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 20412 at http://kbia.org Community expresses support as Shakir Hamoodi begins prison sentence Columbia grocer from Iraq prepares for prison http://kbia.org/post/columbia-grocer-iraq-prepares-prison <p>A Columbia grocer convicted of violating federal sanctions against Iraq by sending money overseas is preparing to start a three-year prison sentence later this month. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:26:07 +0000 Associated Press 19522 at http://kbia.org Stories from prison: roar! http://kbia.org/post/stories-prison-roar <p>In Missouri state prisons, about 60 percent of inmates have kids. That&#39;s 18,000 moms and dads behind bars &ndash; and tens of thousands of kids on the other side. To help those parents and kids connect, volunteers&nbsp;make their way through the metal detectors at Missouri state prisons with big tubs of blank tapes and CDs, stamped envelopes, and lots of children&#39;s books.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 15:44:16 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14162 at http://kbia.org Stories from prison: roar! Mo. House passes bill to reduce jail lawsuits http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-bill-reduce-jail-lawsuits <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:07:25 +0000 Associated Press 12248 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes bill to reduce jail lawsuits Bill calls for review of comparative cost of death penalty http://kbia.org/post/bill-calls-review-comparative-cost-death-penalty <p>Democrat State Senator Joe Keaveny introduced Senate Bill 786 Monday, which would require state auditors to compare the cost of the death penalty with other sentences. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:24:10 +0000 8804 at http://kbia.org Bill calls for review of comparative cost of death penalty Newscast for January 19, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-19-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri gets &#39;F&#39; for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association</li><li><p>FDA challenging the use of antibiotics in animals</p></li><li><p>MO chief justice wants to shrink prison</p></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:28:36 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7297 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 19, 2012