To all the names people have called Austin “Jack” DeCoster — “habitual offender,” “bad egg,” “authoritarian” and “notorious” are among those often mentioned — add one more: “inmate.”

After  losing at the federal appellate court level and being unable to obtain sentencing review by the U.S. Supreme Court, the man who once may have been…

When he sentenced a father and son to three months each, the federal judge in a criminal trial about an egg-related Salmonella outbreak said he was imposing the jail time unless someone could tell him federal law specifically prohibited him from doing so. yanktonprison_406x250With a 2-1 vote made public Wednesday, a federal appeals panel said…