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Sheriff Watson must face wrongful death claims over jailed detainee’s suicide

By Record News | Feb 5, 2019

BENTON – St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson must defend wrongful death claims from the suicide of Joshua Jurcich, U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle ruled on Jan. 29.

Man jailed for crime he did not commit settles claims against St. Clair Co. over coerced confession in Cahokia

By Record News | Aug 23, 2017

BENTON – Lawyers for Jerry Outlaw of Cahokia have settled a claim that Cahokia police coerced a false confession from him.

Northwestern justice center gets OK to inspect jail for Cahokia resident claiming wrongful incarceration

By Record News | Jan 10, 2017

BENTON – Northwestern University lawyers representing a man with the mind of a child who spent seven months in St. Clair County jail for a crime he didn’t commit have gained court approval to inspect and photograph the jail.

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