Policy for witnessing executions in Missouri changed following lawsuit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As part of a legal settlement, the Missouri Department of Corrections has altered its execution witness-selection procedure policy relating to...

Senate gives final approval to STEM and treatment court bills, signs off on nearly...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s legislative special session has come to a close with two bills passed. The Senate on Friday morning passed HB 2...

State reimbursements to county jails questioned in new lawsuit over jail bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri woman is suing the state’s Department of Corrections on the grounds that she shouldn’t be charged for a...

Bipartisan panel to talk mass incarceration on Friday

ST. LOUIS — Legislators from across the political spectrum are coming together Friday evening to discuss possible alternatives to mass incarceration in Missouri that enhance...

Lawmakers consider legislation that would allow death row inmates to donate organs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The son of a murdered man is hoping that his father’s murderer might save a life. In March, the United States...

Lack of state oversight for private probation services leaves system open for abuse

As the state has backed away from supervising misdemeanor offenders on probation, private companies have stepped up to handle the service. This move has...

DOC touts programs aimed at reducing recidivism at Capitol Day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Corrections touted partnerships, programs, and volunteer effects operating in Missouri's prisons. Whether it be healthcare, vocational skills,...

‘Raise the Age’ legislation back again, front and center of Capitol discussions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A 17-year-old in Missouri can not vote, join the military, go on a school field trip without parental consent, or...

Precythe touts numerous changes at DOC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections’ Director painted a picture to a House subcommittee of an improving environment, with the Department...

Columbia Chamber of Commerce supports easing work-related barriers for convicted felons

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is supporting bipartisan legislation that would “help those that have paid their debt to society”...

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