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”...

Hill’s bill would standardize probation drug, alcohol testing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Non-violent, misdemeanor offenders held to a stricter standard than those with felony convictions? Well, if Rep. Justin Hill, R-Lake St....

Senate committee hears legislation on false liens, expungement for prostitution, and raising the age...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first meeting of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence proved to be a long one,...

What is the Justice Reinvestment Initiative?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Earlier in the year, Governor Eric Greitens signed off on an executive order establishing a justice reinvestment task force, laying...

Program that provides ex-offenders with free medication expands to Kansas City

Starting January 1st, all people released to Kansas City from Missouri prisons will receive 90 days of free medication thanks to an innovative collaboration...

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