Category: Corrections

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 the ground to bring change to the state’s criminal justice system. Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe touted the program at the recent Missouri Association of […]

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 and generous donors. Healthy Transitions, a partnership between Corizon Health, Missouri Department of Corrections, and Rx Outreach, bridges the medication gap that many people face when […]

Schroer readies to file ‘Raise the Age’ bill once again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Nick Schroer is looking to get the ball rolling quickly with his “Raise the Age” legislation, a bill he had previously filed during his first session as a state legislator. The Republican state representative from O’Fallon will once again be submitting the legislation when prefiling […]

This Week in Missouri Supreme Court: Week of October 30, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court issued hand downs for six cases and disciplined five attorneys. In Sun Aviation Inc. v. L-3 Communications Avionics Systems Inc., Sun Aviation sued L-3 Communication under the Merchandising Practices chapter of Missouri Revised Statutes and for fraudulent concealment. Sun was contracted to […]

Brad Bakker announces HD 84 campaign

ST. LOUIS – Brad Bakker, associate attorney at Armstrong Teasdale, has announced his candidacy for HD 84. As of writing, no other candidate has officially announced that they are running in the heavily Democratic district. Rep. Karla May currently represents HD 84 and faces term limits. She has run unopposed […]

Schroer: Impeding traffic puts Missourians at risk

St. Charles County state representative plans to file a bill increasing penalties for blocking roadways ST. LOUIS – Rep. Nick Schroer defended his proposed bill to increase penalties for protestors blocking traffic on the October 15 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Schroer hopes his bill will increase safety and […]

Paul Fitzwater resigning, appointed to Board of Probation and Parole

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Paul Fitzwater has been appointed to the Board of Probation and Parole by the Governor and resigned his seat in the House. Fitzwater joins three Democrats and two other Republicans on the board with one vacancy left. The Potosi native was elected to the Missouri […]

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 Department has been making an effort to change the culture under the leadership of its new […]

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 projectiles, but above all increasingly strained relations between black Missourians and law enforcement. Activists for black […]

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 Lamar Smith, who was killed by white police officer Jason Stockley. Stockley allegedly killed Smith from […]