The lawsuit is the latest legal action taken by workers against top officials at the Missouri Department of Corrections.
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The study comes as staffing woes at the Missouri Department of Corrections have been well documented in recent years.
Some of the state's longest serving prison guards could see raises of up to 13 percent.
The move to close a prison could provide savings to give low-paid prison employees raises.
Guards at the Missouri Department of Corrections are crying foul after agency chief Anne Precythe was pictured at a golf fundraiser holding a can of Budweiser while wearing a shirt emblazoned with the logo of the DOC.
It's not enough to change the trajectory of prison crowding, but some leaders say $5 million is a blessing, needed first step.
Christine Floss should have been screened out of the Concordance Academy of Leadership volunteer program because she was too vulnerable, family says. The high-profile nonprofit has pushed back, calling Floss an example of how addiction doesn't discriminate.
The State of Missouri has paid out $52 million to settle legal claims in the past five years.
David Garceau was found dead Oct. 24, 2016, in his cell at the St. Louis Community Release Center. He was supposed to be under surveillance, but his body wasn't found for hours.