St. Louis Workhouse Inmates Sue over “Hellish” Conditions

Claiming a variety of problems at their former place of incarceration created “unspeakably hellish and inhumane conditions,” seven former inmates (two of whom shielded their identities with pseudonyms) of the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, also known as the “Workhouse,” filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on Nov. 13. The ex-inmates claim long-known but ignored defects […]

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Body Cameras Catch Evidence of Police Misconduct

Body-worn cameras, being adopted by increasing numbers of police departments, have prompted divided opinion among both law enforcement agencies and civil liberties groups. Some voice concern over possible invasion of the privacy of those whose images are captured, while others argue the cameras can provide useful evidence and make police actions more transparent. The position […]

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