Month
July 2019

How can we promote smart sentencing in Missouri in order to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals, ease some of the demands our penal system imposes on the state budget, and attain better long-term outcomes?
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On Call:  Rita- MCCBarb-CWITMary Ann Jamie Alicia-ACLUAmanda Wilson- KC Lisc Samantha- Clark FoxBeth- Innocence ProjectCheryl- JCRCGwen- CJMNicole- Sentencing ProjectDamian JohnsonMichelle and Patty- All of us of None; AOUON; Mo C. U. R. E. 1. Discussion of Governor Parson signing of criminal justice legislation:  The Governor signed these bills: HB 192- fines paid by offenders HB...
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To my ear, “sequester” is a lovely word. Despite what the dictionary says about its synonyms like segregate, seclude and withdraw or its chemical meaning related to binding and absorbing carbon dioxide, it has a certain lyrical quality. I almost expect it to be a dessert wine (“I’ll take a glass of the Sequester, please”)...
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While some of Section 8 funding is still project based, much of that money is now distributed through what is called Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs).
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Michael Johnson was released from Booneville Correctional Center on Tuesday, July 9th, 25 years before his expected release date. “Leaving prison is such a great feeling,” he told a BuzzFeed News reporter. Mr. Johnson was accused and convicted of failing to disclose his positive HIV status with a number of his sexual partners, leading to...
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Question: Does click-through advocacy work? As a social justice advocate, you, like me, probably belong to several groups that ask you to click on a link so that they can send an automatic email from you to an elected official. You may wonder: Does this method work to influence legislators? The answer is yes and...
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