probation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Unlikely Secret Weapon: Probation Program Led By Former Felon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unlikely-secret-weapon-probation-program-led-former-felon <p></p><p>Clark Porter is a social worker at the Federal Probation Office in St. Louis. Once upon a time, he was a violent felon. But he turned his life around and is now helping ex-offenders on probation do the same.</p><p>In the second of <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unlikely-secret-weapon-former-felon-becomes-probation-worker">a two-part series</a>, St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie Bierach reports on a program Porter and a colleague created that’s keeping many ex-offenders out of prison.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:24:09 +0000 Julie Bierach 5052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unlikely Secret Weapon: Probation Program Led By Former Felon Morning headlines - Monday, June 18 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-june-18-2012 <p><strong>Guards charged with assault for inmate fight</strong></p><p>Two guards at the medium security jail in St. Louis City are facing burglary and assault charges for allegedly arranging to have one inmate at the workhouse beat up another.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:23:43 +0000 The Associated Press, Tim Lloyd & Illinois Public Radio 3931 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, June 18 2012 Morning headlines - Thursday, May 3, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-may-3-2012 <p><strong>Mo. General Assembly sends probation and parole reforms to Gov. Nixon</strong></p><p>The Missouri General Assembly has sent Gov. Jay Nixon <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1525">a measure</a> that could reduce the amount of time some non-violent felons in the state spend on probation and parole.</p><p>The state Senate approved the measure yesterday 24-3, shortly after the state House did the same thing without opposition.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:53:10 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Thursday, May 3, 2012 Mo. Supreme Court chief calls for sentencing fixes in State of Judiciary address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-chief-calls-sentencing-fixes-state-judiciary-address <p>One day after&nbsp;<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;</a>(D)&nbsp;made his State of the State Address, the annual State of the Judiciary Address was delivered to Missouri lawmakers today.</p><p><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=197">Chief Justice Rick Teitelman</a> kept his speech short, but did call for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly </a>to pass changes to the state&rsquo;s probation and parole system in order to ease Missouri&rsquo;s prison population.</p><p>&ldquo;I support your effort to help make sentencing practices more cost effective, helping Missouri to become, as Judge&nbsp;(former Chief&nbsp;Justice William)&nbsp;Price stressed so often and so eloquently, both tough and smart.&rdquo; Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:59:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2880 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court chief calls for sentencing fixes in State of Judiciary address Changes suggested for Mo. probation, parole system http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/changes-suggested-mo-probation-parole-system <p>A special task force is recommending changes to how Missouri handles people who are on parole or probation.</p><p>The recommendations presented Wednesday to an interim House committee include allowing people on probation or parole to have their supervision reduced by 30 days for every 30 days they comply with their requirements. The task force also recommended allowing probation and parole officers to order brief jail stays for those who violate their rules.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:36:54 +0000 The Associated Press 2682 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Changes suggested for Mo. probation, parole system