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Despite years of community organizing, legal advocacy, and policy change to close St. Louis’ Medium Security Institution, the jail has reopened. In this article, Brianna Coppersmith provides a brief history of the campaign to close the jail, commonly called the Workhouse, and discusses what its reopening might mean for related pending litigation.
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Coppersmith, Brianna, "When “Empty is not Closed”: Organizing Efforts to (Officially) Close St. Louis’ Infamous Workhouse" (2021). SLU Law Journal Online. 76.