Senate considers reforms to parole option for elderly inmates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Judy Henderson, nearly 70 years old, sat before a Senate committee Monday afternoon, advocating for criminal justice reform — specifically...

Appeals court rules convicted man not on hook for $18K jail bill

A convicted Missouri man is not on the hook for an $18,000 jail bill Montgomery County attempted to impose on him after his criminal...

Massive criminal justice reform bill clears another hurdle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A sweeping criminal justice reform bill made it over another hurdle Tuesday morning as it passed out of the House...

Senate committee hears pair of bills modifying death penalty guidelines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two bills that would further curtail just when the death penalty could be handed down were considered before a Senate...

Matthew Charles, President Trump’s State of the Union guest, advocates for criminal justice reform...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Nearly three months ago, Tennessee-native Matthew Charles was finally released from prison, after spending more than 21 years behind bars,...

Missouri Supreme Court rules those unable to pay jail debts cannot be sent back...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a unanimous decision, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled courts cannot threaten people with additional prison time who are unable...

Senators team up on criminal justice reform proposal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two senators from different sides of the aisle teamed up to tackle criminal justice reform Monday.  State Sens. Ed Emery, a...

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...

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