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According to more than 60 lawsuits The Pitch has examined, and interviews with current and former DOC employees, the department is a demeaning, even dangerous place to work. Trial transcripts and depositions from prison workers around the state, including Kansas City, paint a startling picture of repeated and overt sexual comments, groping, and pressure from supervisors and co-workers to have sex. When those advances were rebuffed or reported to higher authorities, threats, retaliation and even physical assaults sometimes followed. Read the full story here.

November 28, 2016

Prison Broke: The Missouri Department of Corrections can’t escape its own worst habits

According to more than 60 lawsuits The Pitch has examined, and interviews with current and former DOC employees, the department is a demeaning, even dangerous place […]
November 28, 2016

Court Confirms Missouri Department of Corrections Knowingly Violated Sunshine Law

Missouri Appeals Court affirms that the Department of Corrections knowingly violated open records law on the execution witness selection process. Read the full ruling via ACLU of Missouri […]
November 16, 2016

How much does the Oregon death penalty cost? New study examines 100s of cases

(The Oregonian) Of 374 aggravated murder trials, 61 death penalty cases cost an average of $2.3 million compared with $1.4 million from 313 cases that resulted […]
November 14, 2016

A Comeback for the Death Penalty?

(CNN) After years of declining use of the death penalty across the United States and declining public support for capital punishment, last week’s election gave hope to […]