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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Department of Corrections hearing leaves questions unanswered, irks legislators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Frustration from lawmakers filled the latest hearing of the committee designed to investigate a glut of harassment allegations in the...

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...

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...

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