Category: Eric Greitens

Sep 26

Panel: Laws Drive Higher Prison Population at Higher Cost

Columbia Daily Tribune By Rudi Keller In Missouri, a person becomes an adult eligible to drink at age 21, vote at 18 and commit a crime at 17. That law, combined with very low thresholds for felony charges for drug crimes, can mean a lifetime of lower wages, fewer opportunities and a greater chance of …

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Sep 20

Justice Reinvestment Task Force Continues Review of Criminal Justice System

KMIZ/ABC By Sara Maslar-Donar JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s incarceration rate is the eighth highest in the nation, and according to state data, it’s not losing that rank anytime soon. According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri’s population growth is projected to grow 5 percent in the next five years. Under current trends, MDOC will …

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Aug 22

Governors Pay Prisoners Face-To-Face Visits

Governing By J.B. Wogan In 2015, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit a prison. Since then, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, a former district attorney, has walked the halls of his state’s prisons 21 times. “We’ve got to turn [prisons] from these very dark places that we try to push out of our …

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Jul 12

Task Force Delves into Missouri Prison Data

News Tribune By Tyler Wornell Analyzing data could be the key to effectively reforming Missouri’s criminal justice system, which has the eighth-highest incarceration rate in the nation. That will be the goal of the Justice Reinvestment Task Force — established by Gov. Eric Greitens via executive order June 30 — as it uses a data-driven …

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Jun 30

MO Governor Forms Task Force to Reform Corrections System

KFVS By Alycia Dobrinick MISSOURI (KFVS) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens wants to fix the state’s corrections system. On Thursday, June 29, Greitens signed an executive order to form a task force that will “develop policies to improve public safety, reduce corrections spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism.” …

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