News Clips

June 2021

St. Louis American

City faces lawsuit alleging brutal treatment at CJC

KMOV

Justice for Isaiah: Protest planned for the 4th anniversary of South City man killed during SWAT raid | St. Louis News Headlines | kmov.com

Gov Info

19-2096 – Human Rights Defense Center v. Baxter County Arkansas – Content Details – USCOURTS-ca8-19-02096

STL Magazine

Four ways to celebrate Juneteenth in 2021

May 2021

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lawsuit alleges abuse of detainees by corrections officers at St. Louis jail

Newsweek

‘Squad’ Rep. Cori Bush Calls America ‘Racist AF’ After She Backs Defunding St. Louis Police

NPR

American Indicators Trace The Arc Of The Pandemic Recovery : Consider This from NPR : NPR

MSNBC

Lessons on warrant reform from Ferguson.

KMOV

Questions arise over attendees of tour of STL jailhouses

St. Louis American

Combating COVID crisis in St. Louis jails

St. Louis Post- Dispatch

Mayor Jones hires longtime union leader as city director of operations

MSNBC

Transcript: Lessons on warrant reform from Ferguson

News Tribune

Advocates fear homeless crisis looming on horizon

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Putting Equitable Implementation Science Into Research and Practice

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Equity Is Fundamental to Implementation Science

Stanford Social Innovation Review

How ArchCity Defenders and the Amplify Fund Partnered to Close the St. Louis Workhouse

KMAland

Legal-Aid Groups: Know Your Rights When Facing Eviction

New York TImes

Opinion | How the George Floyd and BLM Protests Became Political Power

RFT

St. Louis Jail Guards Locked Detainees in Mace-Filled Rooms to ‘Marinate,’ Suit Say

St. Louis Public Radio

A Year After George Floyd’s Murder, St. Louisans Say There Is Much More Work To Be Done

St. Louis Public Radio

Federal Lawsuit Alleges St. Louis Jail Correctional Officers Abused Detainees

St. Louis American

Battling the evils of unjust evictions

April 2021

St. Louis Public Radio

Activist Kayla Reed Describes Witnessing ‘Inhumane Conditions’ At St. Louis Jails

The Nation

At the St. Louis City Jail, Inmates Have Been Pushed to the Brink

St. Louis American

Comptroller to recommend reallocating police funds in city’s 2022 budget

Post-Dispatch

St. Louis progressive groups campaign to ‘defund’ St. Louis police in next city budget

City of St. Louis

Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Announces Stimulus Advisory Board

Post-Dispatch

At Mayor Jones’ request, proposed St. Louis budget calls for workhouse funding to end July 1

St. Louis Public Radio

As Tishaura Jones Makes History, She Promises Change For St. Louis

FOX2Now

St. Louis City’s $1.15 billion budget hearing today could defund ‘The Workhouse’

KMOV

Jones proposes Workhouse closure in first budget meeting

Post-Dispatch

Options for relocating St. Louis workhouse inmates include county jail, local officials say

Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Jail superintendent’s email offers insight into root causes of St. Louis uprisings

Post-Dispatch

Progressives see power grow after St. Louis election results, but can they stay united?

St. Louis American

Mayor-elect Jones announces transition team, public input website

NOWTHIS

Crisis in STL Jails

Riverfront Times

St. Louis Inmates Revolt – Again – at City Justice Center Jail

The Trace/ Riverfront Times

St. Louis Police Investigate Officers’ Shootings — and Never Reveal Results to Oversight Board

St. Louis Public Radio

‘Now Was The Appropriate Time’: St. Louis County’s Presiding Judge On Restarting Evictions, Jury Trials

KMOV

Tishaura Jones launches website for residents’ input on half billion dollars coming to St. Louis City | St. Louis News Headlines | kmov.com

Post Dispatch

Jones meets with Krewson as transition to new St. Louis city administration begins | Politics | stltoday.com

St. Louis American

Gardner partners with Vera Institute to reduce racial disparities in legal system | Business News | stlamerican.com

St. Louis American

The Status Quo Failures of the STL 2030 Jobs Plan | Guest Columnists | stlamerican.com

WUSTL

Ethic of Service Awards honor those who’ve made a difference

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Activists Hopeful, But Bracing For Verdict In Derek Chauvin’s Trial

St. Louis Magazine

How to watch St. Louis Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones’ inauguration

St. Louis American

Jones announces members of Stimulus Advisory Board

Student Life

WU faculty, activists hopeful for change after Tishaura Jones inaugurated St. Louis mayor

March 2021

Reuters

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

KMOV

Even with verdicts rendered, investigations continue into Luther Hall beating

KMOV

Former tenants asked to pay rent for condemned Florissant apartment complex

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Moved Homeless People Into Hotels, Putting Some In Danger: ‘We Were An Eyesore To Them’

The Appeal

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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis jail to provide shower for paraplegic inmate who said he’s been denied one for 5 months

St. Louis American

Inmate with paraplegia receives shower after suing city

The Appeal

The St. Louis Mayoral Race Reflects A progressive Shift In Local Politics

Oxygen

‘Everything Around Me Is Crumbling’: Disabled Man Sues St. Louis Jail, Says He Hasn’t Showered In 162 Days

Al Jazeera

Inmate had COVID for weeks, St Louis jail didn’t know: Documents

Insurance Journal

Lawsuit: Paraplegic Inmate Denied Shower for 5 Months in St. Louis Jail

St. Louis Public Radio

Artist Jordan Weber Inspired By Close The Workhouse Campaign In Racial Justice Project

KSDK

‘Who knew what when?’ | St. Louis jail task force leader wants answers on staffing shortage

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis paraplegic inmate has been denied shower for months, suit says

KSDK

Lawsuit says man with disability denied shower for 150 days at St. Louis Justice Center

KMOV

Lawsuit: Paraplegic man denied shower for months at St. Louis City Justice Center

St. Louis American

Conditions at St. Louis jails: Who are you going to believe? (LTE by Matthew Mahaffey, ACD mentioned)

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Judge Extends Eviction Moratorium Through April 5 To Help Families

WUSTL The Source

Sam Fox School, CRE2, Pulitzer Arts Foundation welcome artist-in-residence Jordan Weber

February 2021

Complex

Inmates In St. Louis’ City Justice Center Stage Third Uprising Since December

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

City panel plans public meetings on St. Louis jail conditions

KSDK

Temperature readings dispute ‘frigid conditions’ allegation at St. Louis jail

St. Louis American: Blake Strode

The St. Louis Jail Crisis is About All of Us

Riverfront Times

City Calls St. Louis Jail Complaints ‘False,’ Won’t Let Attorneys in to Inspect

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Judge grants limited ’emergency inspection’ of workhouse air temperatures

KSDK

‘Intended to spread a false narrative’ | St. Louis city attorney says inhumane conditions didn’t lead to jail riot

KSDK

‘It has us on pins and needles’ | St. Louis jail commissioner says locks still not working

KSMU (regional NPR)

With Eviction Moratorium Soon To Expire, Housing Advocates Fear ‘House Of Cards’ Collapse

Maneater (Column)

“This is Genocide.” Inmates at St. Louis jail revolt over barbaric conditions and inhumane treatment

All Things Considered (NPR)

Scenes From A Pandemic Economy: 4 American Indicators

WBUR

How The Pandemic Recession Has Affected Housing Insecurity

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Lawsuit seeks to protect federal disability income from covering court fees

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis mayoral candidates want to rebuild neighborhoods, encourage homeownership

The Appeal

This Election Could Decide St. Louis’s Future

St. Louis American

ArchCity files emergency motion for hearing on Workhouse

St. Louis American

St. Louis officials deny advocacy organizations access to CJC

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis officials reject inmate claims of mistreatment, deny access to jail

KMOV

St. Louis City officials, advocacy groups paint differing pictures of CJC conditions

The Republic

Activists in St. Louis call jail uprising ‘act of courage’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ACLU among advocacy groups seeking immediate access to St. Louis jail

Colorado Politics

Denver protesters to hold solidarity rally for St. Louis prison strike

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Justice Center Protest Could Change The Conversation On Workhouse’s Closure

Washington Post

After St. Louis jail unrest, inmates’ advocates allege desperate conditions while officials defend pandemic response

St. Louis Public Radio

For Lewis Reed, Mayor’s Job Would Allow ‘Implementation’ Of Priorities At Long Last

KHQA

St. Louis jail tensions ‘boiled over’ after COVID-19 concerns go unaddressed, sources say

The Missourian

St. Louis Jail Tensions ‘Boiled Over’ Amid COVID-19 Worries

ABC

St. Louis jail tensions ‘boiled over’ amid COVID-19 worries

Elle

‘We Still Have No Freedom in This Country’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Will a St. Louis city jail task force work? County jail advisory board member weighs in

The Crime Report

St. Louis Jail Inmates Condemn Prison Conditions

KMOV

Court gives two lawyers limited access to inspect workhouse temperatures

KOB

St. Louis circuit attorney to investigate conditions at jail

St. Louis Public Radio

Krewson Forms Task Force To Examine Jail Conditions After Justice Center Protest

RiverFront Times

Mayor Krewson Announces Task Force to Review St. Louis Jail Uprising

The Mercury

Activists say uprising at city jail facility was a protest of ‘inhumane’ conditions

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Activists say uprising at city jail facility was a protest of ‘inhumane’ conditions

St. Louis American

City Justice Center protest timeline

NPR: All Things Considered and St. Louis Public Radio

The Concerns That Drove Detainees To Mount St. Louis Jail Revolt

St. Louis American

Inmates smash windows, set fire in protest of St. Louis jail conditions

KSDK

‘The riot was the wake up we needed’ | Transparency and change demanded after City Justice Center revolt

WUSTL The Source

Law clinic’s work inspires federal bill

January 2021

St. Louis American

‘Spy plane’ lobbyist makes campaign donations to Reed, aldermen

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Let the Ohio purveyor of the spy plane find an easy mark in another river city

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Environmental justice is racial justice’: Bush calls for environmental racism study to direct federal aid

Bolly Inside

St. Louis County Council Supports Call for Outside Prison Inquiry | Politics

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis County Council backs call for outside investigation of jail

St. Louis American

28 organizations announce ‘The People’s Plan St. Louis’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Lawsuit alleges St. Louis policies seek to silence victims of police brutality

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Lawsuit alleges St. Louis policies seek to silence victims of police brutality

St. Louis American

ArchCity Defenders report names 80 killer officers in St. Louis region, 179 known victims of ‘fatal state violence’ this decade

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

At least 179 killed while in jail or in encounters with St. Louis-area police over decade, legal group says

The Crime Report

St. Louis, MO Records Highest Average of Police Killings in Nation

KMOV

Family of local man killed by police hope new report on deadly force will spur change

KSDK

How ArchCity Defenders is expanding its reach beyond St. Louis

FOX

Videos document alleged horrors at Justice Center; city won’t turn over evidence

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis officials say ‘surge’ in virus cases occurred at city jail

The Press

Second disruption in a week occurs at St. Louis jail, officials say

December 2020

KTRS

Vonne Karraker on Ray Hartmann’s show

Riverfront Times

Abuse, Neglect and ‘Friday Night Fights’ at St. Francois Jail: Lawsuit

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis law group sues St. Francois County jailers, alleging inmate abuse

Fox2Now

Lawsuit alleges inhumane conditions at St. Francois County Jail

KSDK

‘The worst place in the world’ | Class-action lawsuit filed over ‘inhumane conditions’ at St. Francois County Jail

Rolla Daily News

St. Francois County jail faces class-action lawsuit alleging ‘unlawful’ conditions

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Lawsuits reveal the ugly truth of jail conditions in St. Louis region

KTTN

Audio: A prisoner rights group has filed a lawsuit against the Francois County Jail.

Daily Journal Online

STL law group sues SFC jailers, alleging abuse

KBIA

Lawsuit Alleges Inhumane Conditions At Missouri Jail

ACD’s SoundCloud

Horror Stories from St. Francois County Jail by ArchCity Defenders

Daily Local News/ Post-Dispatch

Webster Groves police video provides harrowing account of I-44 shooting

Out in STL

Putting in the Work: Jae Shepherd on Closing the Workhouse and Shaping St. Louis

St. Louis American (op-ed by CTW)

Defund the Workhouse

Post-Dispatch

Krewson says workhouse won’t close by Dec. 31 as aldermen wanted

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Two men die after car eluding police crashes in St. Louis

Columbia Missourian

Relief for Missourians who have fallen behind in rent

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The last-minute List: Gifts for less than $10

MIT Technology Review

Logging in to get kicked out: Inside America’s virtual eviction crisis

November 2020

St. Louis American

St. Louis County Police Expect to Finalize New Use of Force Policy in January

St. Louis Public Radio

Online Series Tackles St. Louis Region’s Struggle With Environmental Racism

St. Louis Magazine

See this now: ‘Black Nonpareil’ and ‘Imperfect Pixels’ at the Angad Arts Hotel

St. Louis American

ArchCity Defenders grows team, expands diversity

St. Louis American

ArchCity partners with local organizations to launch environmental justice work with virtual summit

RiverFront Times

Blake Strode: Black Apologists for 1994 Crime Bill Assuage White Guilt

St. Louis American

St. Louis County Police expect to finalize new use of force policy in January

October 2020

Missouri Independent

Nonprofit law firm hosting free educational session on sealing criminal records

St. Louis American

Changes to Police Training do not Impress Reformers

RiverBender

OLLC Talk to Motivate Criminal Justice Advocacy

Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Krewson administration, aldermen backtrack on Close the Workhouse plan

Post-Dispatch

The List: 12+ masks that would make great gifts

RFT

Landlord Orders Out Tenant Who Told RFT About Nightmare Conditions

September 2020

RFT

Blocked From Court, St. Louis Army Vet Was Left to Fight Eviction by Phone

STL Partnership

Forward Through Ferguson Hosts Series “Power Behind The Badge”

St. Louis American

BLM Statement on the death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

KSDK

Pre-pandemic evictions delayed by COVID-19 now frozen by CDC order

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis County Council shoots down two bills aimed at limiting Page’s authority

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Police chief hopes ending St. Louis residency rule will mean 100 new officers over next year

August 2020

RFT

With Eviction Ban Set to Expire, Thousands in St. Louis Waiting on Housing Aid

Fox2

‘It’s heinous and unforgivable’ | Family of man who died at St. Francois County jail part of reform movement

St. Louis American

R.I.P. Mike Brown

Columbia Daily Tribune

Campaign pushes craft breweries to reflect on diversity

Post-Dispatch

Change is brewing. Campaign pushes craft breweries to reflect on diversity

AP

Judge halts St. Louis evictions through the end of August

RFT

Judge Suspends St. Louis Evictions Until September

WashU

Stepping up in St. Louis

St. Louis American

Advocates to Judge: Extend moratorium on eviction hearings as pandemic rages

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Messenger: As St. Louis moves to close the workhouse, the Missouri Legislature ponders putting 12-year-olds in jail

RFT

Wesley Bell Won’t Prosecute Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s Death

KSDK

Wesley Bell announces he will not bring charges after reinvestigation into death of Michael Brown

July 2020

The Root

After Two Years of ‘Relentless’ Community Organizing, St. Louis’ Oldest and Most Notorious Jail Is Closing

AJ+

Activists in St. Louis Just Got this Jail Shut Down

Jacobin

St. Louis’s Shameful Workhouse Jail Must Be Shut Down

Next City

St. Louis Will Close Notorious Jail

RFT

Video Shows Violent Arrest of St. Louis Advocate for the Unhoused

RFT

St. Louis Aldermen Pass Plan to Close the Workhouse

St. Louis American

St. Louis Organizing Table collects support to end police violence

KSDK

Dozens of community organizations have new demands for St. Louis leaders

KSDK

Petition calls for end to police violence in St. Louis region, releases list of demands

Post-Dispatch

Messenger: A new name for St. Louis that ties present to the past: Eviction City

Post-Dispatch

Evictions resume in St. Louis as activists flock to City Hall in protest

St. Louis American

St. Louis Housing Defense Collective Anti-Eviction Rally sheds light on imminent housing crisis

Post-Dispatch

St. Louis extends order for homeless encampment under highway

St. Louis Public Radio

Monday: St. Louis’ Close The Workhouse Campaign Isn’t Done Yet (interview with Kayla Reed on St. Louis On the Air)

Post-Dispatch

Six inmates at St. Louis workhouse test positive for COVID-19

June 2020

NewsOne

Rihanna’s Nonprofit Donates $11 Million To Racial Justice Initiatives

KMOV

‘Bakers for Black Lives’ return to Midtown to support Black Lives Matter organizations

RiverFront Times

Bakers for Black Lives Returns Sunday for a Juneteenth Jubilee

Post-Dispatch

As Juneteenth events unfold across St. Louis, many see holiday as a rallying cry

Post-Dispatch

Protesters in St. Louis area call for closure of workhouse jail, celebrate dismissal of rioting charges

Post-Dispatch

Majority of St. Louis aldermen support closing workhouse, advocates say

The Intercept

Police Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Colliding in Democratic States and Cities

Student Life

‘Redesigning what public safety looks like’: WU alum Brittany Packnett Cunningham discusses policing, education and activism

WUSTL The Source

It’s time for change

St. Louis American

New black leadership in St. Louis County courts

KMOV

Bakers for Black Lives raise $12k in 2 hours to support Black Lives Matter organizations

GQ

What Is Kettling?

May 2020

The Appeal/Now This

‘Why You Should Care’: COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails

Post-Dispatch

St. Louis alderman wants health director to explain qualifications before committee

RiverFront Times

Lawsuit Over St. Louis Tent Camps Dropped

Post-Dispatch

Lawyers drop suit over now-cleared homeless encampment in downtown St. Louis

Post-Dispatch

Hospital stays ebb in St. Louis region as health officials continue to urge caution over COVID-19

Post-Dispatch

St. Louis’ health director no longer a licensed doctor, lawyers say

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis’ Homeless Residents Face Uncertainty After City Removes Downtown Camp

Post-Dispatch

Were you issued a warrant fee in Ferguson? You might qualify for a refund if you file by May 18

Post-Dispatch

St. Louis’ health director no longer a licensed doctor, lawyers say

St. Louis American

Krewson clears out tent camps though city has a waiting list for shelter

KMOV

City starts taking down tents in encampment near City Hall

St. Louis Public Radio

Tuesday: St. Louis’ Homeless Residents Face More Uncertainty After City Removes Downtown Camp

Post-Dispatch Ed-Board

Editorial: Downtown tent encampment had to go

Phelps County Focus

Update: ArchCity Defenders files suit to stop City of St. Louis from dispersing downtown tent camps

St. Louis Public Radio

Downtown St. Louis Homeless Camp On Uncertain Ground As City Tries To Close It

Boonville Daily News

Missouri COVID cases jump on eve of restrictions easing

St. Louis American

ArchCity Defenders files suit to stop City of St. Louis from dispersing downtown tent camps

MDJ Online

Update: ArchCity Defenders files suit to stop City of St. Louis from dispersing downtown tent camps

Post-Dispatch

Messenger: Simple ordinance violation lands homeless St. Louis man in workhouse for months

KSPR

Lawsuit filed to block removal of tents from St. Louis homeless camp

KMOV

Lawsuit aims to stop St. Louis officials from relocating homeless in tent cities in downtown

April 2020

St. Louis American

Krewson and Reed should join Green and close the Workhouse

95.5FM The Lou

Help #ClosetheWorkhouse With Action St. Louis And Arch City Defenders

St. Louis American

The pandemic is a good time to close the Workhouse

St. Louis American

Action St. Louis launches #ClosetheWorkhouse video contest for $1000 prize

Rolla Daily News

St. Louis inmates complain about conditions amid coronavirus

St. Louis American

New COVID-19 advocacy portal

NewsBreak

ArchCity Defenders and Close the Workhouse campaign release interviews of inmates in St. Louis …

KOMU

St. Louis inmates complain about conditions amid coronavirus

St. Louis American

ArchCity Defenders and Close the Workhouse campaign release interviews of inmates in St. Louis city jails

St. Louis American

Advocates concerned about a COVID-19 plan for homeless in St. Louis City

KBIA

‘Nowhere To Go’: Some Missouri Renters Still Being Evicted During Pandemic

Kansas City Star

‘Ticking time bombs’: Missouri doctors, advocates call for release of prisoners

Post-Dispatch

Messenger: St. Louis reverses homeless policy, tries to clear downtown tent city despite CDC

RFT

Homeless Refuse to Leave St. Louis Camp, Despite 4 am Police Visit

KSPR

Virtual protest held to ask Gov. Parson to suspend rent, mortgage payments

St. Louis American

St. Louis must prevent COVID-19 catastrophe in its jails

St. Louis American

ArchCity Defenders, Action St. Louis and St. Louis American team up for STLCovidhub.org

St. Louis Public Radio

Ferguson Settlement Will Refund Court Fees, ArchCity Co-Founder Says

HuffPost

Renters In Turmoil As Federal And State Relief Measures Fall Short

St. Louis Public Radio

Ferguson Settlement Will Refund Court Fees, ArchCity Co-Founder Says

Mexico Ledger

Circuit court releases most non-violent jail detainees, inmates

Jefferson City Tribune

Missouri’s housing advocates call for statewide protections

March 2020

St. Louis American

Civil rights organizations ask federal court to protect jail inmates from COVID-19

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Release more prisoners now, medical, religious, academic leaders ask Missouri Supreme Court

St. Louis American

City of Ferguson hit with $1.7 million settlement for municipal court abuses

Alton Telegraph (AP Wire)

Missouri swamped by unemployment claims as cases exceed 500

KSDK

Organizations Call on Missouri Supreme Court to Release Inmates

Riverfront Times

Cut Missouri Jail Populations to Slow Coronavirus Spread, Advocates Urge

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Letter: Take care of jail inmates during the pandemic fight

St. Louis American

St. Louis prosecutor and district defender jointly recommend releasing 56 low-level offenders from city jails

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Inmates charged with violent crimes in St. Louis and St. Louis County released amid spread of Covid-19

St. Louis American

Advocacy groups pen open letter to local and state leaders as coronavirus precautions are underway

Riverfront Times

No Jury Duty, No Walk-In Weddings in St. Louis Circuit Court

St. Louis American

COVID-19 creates ‘amazingly complex problems’ for St. Louis court leaders

Courthouse News Service

Panel Tosses Injunction Against Cash Bail in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Appeals court reverses federal judge’s cash bail ruling for St. Louis inmates

St. Louis American

Shira Scheindlin, judge who ended Stop & Frisk in New York, to speak in St. Louis County on March 6

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