Rep. Andrew McDaniel abruptly adjourned his House Corrections and Public Institutions Committee Tuesday afternoon leaving some lawmakers confused.
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Eight hours of debate — and an evacuation of the Capitol due to a fire alarm — ultimately resulted in the perfection of a sweeping bill related to law enforcement officers and protestors.
"Since the beginning of my administration, we have looked for new ways to improve the efficiency of state government and eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy."
The state failed to reimburse county governments for funding the incarceration of state prisoners, according to a recent audit.
Gov. Mike Parson granted pardons to 24 individuals who have demonstrated a changed lifestyle and desire to move on from past behaviors.
The Missouri Department of Corrections is installing air purifiers and mist cleaners to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among staff and inmates.
"Research shows that people in prison who participate in postsecondary education programs are 48 percent less likely to recidivate."
"This is not a Republican or Democratic issue — it is an issue of human decency."
A small group of demonstrators gathered outside the Christopher S. Bond Courthouse in Jefferson City to protest a federal execution Tuesday.