Category: prison overcrowding

Jan 05

Missouri Faces Choice: Improve Prison System or Build Two New Lockups, Task Force Warns

St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Jesse Bogan and Kurt Erickson JEFFERSON CITY • In early 2017, a state lawmaker shot up a flare, saying Missouri may be on a “collision course” to building a new prison. That was an apparent understatement. If major improvements aren’t made at the Department of Corrections, two new prisons will be …

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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 24

State Prison Reforms Should Get More Time

The Grand Island Independent It has been threatened for years, and it has finally come about. The ACLU filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Nebraska inmates in U.S. District Court, alleging that overcrowding in the state’s prisons has led to unsafe conditions and that many prisoners aren’t having medical conditions treated. The state …

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