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St. Louis American: City faces lawsuit alleging brutal treatment at CJC

By Dana Rieck Of The St. Louis American Jun 3, 2021 Excerpt: The stories of abuse at City Justice Center detailed in a newly filed lawsuit seem endless —...

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St. Louis Public Radio: Federal Lawsuit Alleges St. Louis Jail Correctional Officers Abused Detainees

St. Louis Public Radio | By Chad DavisPublished May 26, 2021 at 8:09 PM CDT Excerpt: Attorneys claim in a lawsuit that corrections officers regularly abused three current and former inmates...

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The Appeal: What The St. Louis Mayoral Candidates Would Do To Close The City’s Notorious Workhouse Jail

March 26, 2021 By Meg O’Connor Excerpt: Tishaura Jones wants to decriminalize offenses and transfer people out of the Workhouse. Cara Spencer wants to end the contract to house...

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St. Louis American: Inmate with paraplegia receives shower after suing city

March 30, 2021 By St. Louis American Staff Excerpt: With the help of several legal organizations, a 40-year-old City Justice Center inmate with paraplegia received a shower after suing...

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Reuters: Tech issues hobble U.S. tenants fighting eviction in remote hearings

March 30, 2021 By Carey L. Biron Excerpt: CONSTITUTIONAL CONCERNS There may also be constitutional concerns in remote eviction hearings, according to a case filed in St. Louis, Missouri,...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders and Co-Counsel Challenge St. Clair County Practice of Extracting Social Security Benefits for Court and Jail Costs

February 23, 2021 ArchCity Defenders, Terrell Marshall, and Gupta Wessler have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of George Richey, an honorably discharged Army veteran, father, and grandfather who...

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Due to Reports of Frigid Temperatures and Violent Conditions in the Workhouse, ArchCity Defenders and DLA Piper File Emergency Motions to Compel Hearing, Inspections

February 11, 2021 In January 2021, some detainees at the City Justice Center (who were in a COVID positive pod) staged a peaceful protest in January 2021 due to...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ArchCity Defenders Hosts Next Event in its #ACDLive Virtual Series: “The Crisis in St. Louis Jails”

For Immediate Release  February 9, 2021 ArchCity Defenders Hosts Next Event in its #ACDLive Virtual Series: “The Crisis in St. Louis Jails” When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 6-7:30PM CST ...

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Media Advisory: Following Yesterday’s Uprising, St. Louis Community Organizations Rally to Raise Awareness of Chronic Problems at the City Justice Center and Demand Accountability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2021 Following Yesterday’s Uprising, St. Louis Community Organizations Rally to Raise Awareness of Chronic Problems at the City Justice Center and Demand Accountability  WHO:...

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For Immediate Release: A Coalition of Grassroots Organizations Launch the People’s Plan, a Comprehensive Policy Agenda that Builds on 6 Years of Organizing

January 25, 2021 (St. Louis, MO) — Today, a coalition of grassroots organizations launch the People’s Plan, a comprehensive policy agenda designed to redistribute power and resources in St....

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