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BENTON – For the second time in two weeks, St. Clair County sheriff Rick Watson settled a suit over the death of a jail inmate.
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
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
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.