Category: Corrections

Commissioners say Missouri is falling behind in reimbursing counties for jail per diems

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s prisons have been a focus over the past year, as lawmakers expressed their concerns about the rising cost of legal settlements coming from the Missouri Department of Corrections. The...

Night and Day: Black lives activists, police ask for Missouri legislators to do better

ST. LOUIS – Following the Friday verdict that found Jason Stockley acquitted for murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, protests in St. Louis have led to more than 80 arrests, over 30 officers injured from...

Greitens prepares National Guard to deploy to St. Louis, Franks calls Governor ‘unengaged’

ST. LOUIS – Governor Eric Greitens announced in a press release Thursday afternoon he is ready to send the National Guard to St. Louis in preparation of the verdict of the case of Anthony...

After Governor stays execution, death penalty film screens across Missouri

After Governor stays execution, death penalty film screens across Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lindy Lou never had a problem with the death penalty, then the woman from rural Mississippi sat on a jury which handed down a death sentence to a man convicted...

Abuse victim confidentiality program, Safe at Home, turns 10

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Secretary of State John Ashcroft celebrated the 10th anniversary of the creation of Safe at Home, a confidentiality program that helps protect survivors of sexual violence. Ashcroft held a press...