Parole

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: It was a routine murder in the Metro East, hardly a “Stop the Presses!” caliber story in an urban area where murder is pretty routine. In most major markets, a viewer can contract a mild case of post-traumatic stress disorder from watching the 6 o’clock news and St. Louis is no exception. Somebody is always killing someone…

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A special task force is recommending changes to how Missouri handles people who are on parole or probation.

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.