Missouri Department of Corrections
Missouri’s current prison population is 31,400 inmates, just about 100 inmates less than operating capacity. Corrections Director George Lombardi says they are ready to handle what courts send them.
Tom Clements served for more than three decades in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
“Well, you know, the children of incarcerated parents are 7 times more likely to go to prison than other kids.”
The revelation came less than a month after it started a new process which runs the names of unemployment benefit recipients against a list of state inmates.
Prisoners have raised more than 50-tons of vegetables and fruits for the needy.
Currently the Missouri Department of Corrections houses more than 30,000 inmates.
“The traditional safety net of mental health care has not been well-funded in the last decade”
Geriatric wing created in Jefferson City as more inmates top age 50
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As preparations continue for Missouri’s first execution in nearly two years, a civil rights group is raising concerns about the state’s supply of a drug crucial to the execution process.