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,...

‘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...

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...

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”...

Hill’s bill would standardize probation drug, alcohol testing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Non-violent, misdemeanor offenders held to a stricter standard than those with felony convictions? Well, if Rep. Justin Hill, R-Lake St....

Senate committee hears legislation on false liens, expungement for prostitution, and raising the age...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first meeting of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence proved to be a long one,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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