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...

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...

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...

General Assembly moves changes to expungements to governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House truly agreed to and finally passed legislation adding certain nonviolent offenses to a list of possible crimes...

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...

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...

Precythe promises “new day” for Missouri corrections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first official hearing of the committee investigating sexual and racial harassment claims against certain Department of Corrections employees instead...

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...

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...

Schroer seeks to reform criminal justice by raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the state of Missouri, a 17-year-old cannot vote, join the army, buy cigarettes, gamble, or even serve on a...

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