Prison inmates doing paperwork

Missouri holds 13th annual Prison Reentry Conference

When Missouri hosted its first conference to address how to ease societal impacts when people get out of prison, about 40 people attended. This week, more than 600 people are on hand for the 13th annual, sold-out event.  Conference founder Wendell Kimbrough is the chief executive officer with the Area Resources for Community and Human Services, […]

Audio: Today is Columbus Day

Today (Monday) is Columbus Day, which is a federal, state and county holiday. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.     The holiday celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americans in 1492. Most federal, Missouri and county offices are closed today, except emergency services such as the Missouri State Highway Patrol, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri prisons reported to still be plagued by corrosive culture; Department says changes in progress

(Missourinet) – Some inmates and former employees say the Missouri prison system is still plagued by a corrosive culture of intimidation and retaliation that came to light almost two years ago. Gary Gross with the Corrections Officers Association says changes made under new leadership, including a 24-hour hotline for disgruntled employees, haven’t been effective.   […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Legislative panel continues work to overhaul climate within Missouri’s prisons

A special legislative committee will continue its work this session to help improve the environment within Missouri’s prisons. The Department of Corrections has dealt with dozens of employee claims of harassment, intimidation, and abuse by correctional officers that have cost the state millions to settle. Chairman, Jim Hansen of northeast Missouri’s Frankford, tells Moberly radio […]