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...

Release: Governor Greitens signs executive order to form Justice Reinvestment Task Force

Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order forming a task force to reform Missouri’s corrections system. This task force will follow a data-driven approach...

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”...

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...

Abuse victim confidentiality program, Safe at Home, turns 10

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Secretary of State John Ashcroft celebrated the 10th anniversary of the creation of Safe at Home, a confidentiality program that...

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...

After Governor stays execution, death penalty film screens across Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lindy Lou never had a problem with the death penalty, then the woman from rural Mississippi sat on a jury...

‘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...

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...

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,...

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