St. Louis Can’t Even Keep the Few Criminals They Do Catch In Jail

Just to keep the math easy, lets say St. Louis actually takes down 10 criminals a day. 5 of which are released for various reasons and 2 went down in a blaze of gun fire leaving just 3 criminals we need to put in jail. Of those 3, it seems like at least 1 will just walk out in to the street. “Hey you guys coming?!”, he’ll yell at the remaining 2. [Read More]

Two of the Worst People Ever Escape From St. Louis Jail

In a story so weird, only a giant, airport stomping stormcould blow it off the front page, two prisoners escaped from the St. Louis Justice Center. A jail so high-tech that it’s only venerability are movie escape plots. Inmates Vernon Lamont Collins, 34, and David White, 33, apparently broke out a front window and scaled down the front of the building at 200 S. Tucker Boulevard using black bedsheets tied together with rope. [Read More]

Three Inmates, One With Sidespike, Escaped From Prison

Three inmates have escaped from the Daviess/DeKalp County jail in Pattonsburg, Missouri by crawling under a fence. They escaped in to the small town with no shoes but wearing their standard-issue prison orange jumpsuit. Obviously, this has the prison and the town on full alert. Three inmates, including a convicted murderer, escaped from a northwest Missouri jail by crawling under a fence, leading authorities to lock down the surrounding community’s school and to go door-to-door warning residents. [Read More]

Squirrely-Looking Convict Running Free in St. Charles Amid Other Squirrly-Looking St. Charles County Residents

Update: After making all the way to his native Warrenton, MO, his parents urged him to turn in himself, which is what he did Friday. Original post follows… Smirky McPimplehead over here somehow managed to escape the dead fish handshake like grip of the St. Louis County police Wednesday night when he jumped out of the transport van in downtown St. Charles. Jonathan Banta, 21, of the 5000 block of West Clay Street in St. [Read More]

Two Dudes Escaped From Jail

…but they could barely fill their lungs with the sweet taste of air before getting caught and going right back to jail. Eric Glenn Gray and Kurt Michael Wallace were discovered hiding in a vacant house in the 5900 block of Wabada at 5:45 p.m. They were arrested without incident. Pussies. What ever happened to “You’ll never take me alive!”? St. Louis Corrections Department Director Gene Stubblefield said Gray and Wallace were being held in the Administrative Segregation Unit at the Workhouse because they had been a problem in the past. [Read More]

Eye For an Eye: Missouri Taking Prisoner’s Left Behind Money

So here’s the scam: The state of Missouri arrests and jails people. Sometimes those people leave for whatever “unauthorized” reason, like prisoners that walk away from half-way homes or just those that just straight up escape…and when that happens, the State just takes the money they left in their prison bank accounts. Is that right? The Missouri Department of Corrections says “Yes!” but Auditor Susan Montee says “No!” Call it the $1 million state bonanza, courtesy of escaped prisoners and halfway house walkaways. [Read More]