November 15, 2018
The prisoners at ERDCC are given tablet computers provided by JPay, the service contracted to provide money transfers to Missouri prisoners. The DOC now has an exclusive arrangement with JPay to offer secure e-mail service and digital music sales to those imprisoned in this state.
For Byron this means increased freedom and speed of communication. As a lover of music, he's also enthusiastic about the extra choices this brings.
June 1, 2018
Eric Greitens resigns from office early without responding to Byron's pardon application. The choice now falls to Missouri's former Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, a former police officer and the third governor in a position to grant or deny Byron freedom. Will he be the one to finally answer?
May 15, 2018
In the aftermath of a riot at Crossroads that occurred three days ago, the Department of Corrections transfers more than 100 uninvolved prisoners out of the facility. Byron is awakened at 4:30 a.m. and moved to Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri, more than 300 miles away. The transfer process makes for one hellish day, but because Byron was a resident of Crossroads' good-conduct wing for years, administrators shortlist him for ERDCC's honor dorm.
January 2, 2018
A well-researched Byron Case Wikipedia article is now active, focused mainly on his writing and publication history.