Audio: Northeast Missouri legislator says alternatives to incarceration are important

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

There’s bipartisan support in the state legislature to focus on shifting the criminal justice system away from mass incarceration. Freshman Republican Representative Louis Riggs of northeast Missouri’s Hannibal says he’s looking forward to GOP Governor Parson’s leadership on the issue.

 

 

Riggs of Hannibal says alternatives to incarceration are important.

 

 

Riggs sits on the House Workforce Development panel as one of his four committee assignments in the new Missouri General Assembly.  Parson received a rousing ovation during his State of the State address when he said he’s not interested in building more prisons.