Ste. Genevieve County Jail Inmates to Receive Their Newspapers Once Again
Stanley Schell, a former detainee at the Sainte Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, and current detainees will receive their newspapers again, thanks to a settlement in Schell v. Sainte Genevieve. The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri filed the suit Jan. 2 on behalf of Schell who stopped getting his prepaid subscription to the Ste. Genevieve Herald a week after his letter to the editor of that paper was published. When Schell inquired about his missing paper, he was informed that the sheriff was no longer allowing local newspapers into the jail.
Not long ago, anyone with $25 could get an annual license to perform in the City of St. Louis. That's not the case today. Buskers must audition before an administrative assistant in the Street Department. Those who pass the talent test, must then pay $100 per person for an annual license that can be yanked without notice. Representing two musicians, the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri filed a suit May 8 challenging the City of St. Louis' unconstitutional busking policies.