St. Louis Public Radio News
1:26 pm
Tue December 3, 2002

MO Justice Calls for Sentencing Changes

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Supreme Court Justice Michael Wolff says state lawmakers should reconsider some of the state's sentencing laws.

During a forum in Jefferson City yesterday, Wolff said lawmakers should consider the success of drug courts, substance abuse programs and short-term prison boot camps as alternative sentencing methods for non-violent offenders.

More than half of the state's 30,000 prison inmates are considered non-violent.