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Man Sentenced to Life With No Parole Walks Free in Missouri

Family, friends, supporters and reporters flocked to meet Jeff Mizanskey as he stepped out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center into a sunny morning, wearing a new pair of white tennis shoes and a shirt that read “I’m Jeff & I’m free.”

09/01/2015

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Mizanskey Officially Paroled From Pot-Related Life Sentence

Both Mizanskey and his son were surprised the board turned a decision so quickly.

08/11/2015

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Pot-Lifer Jeff Mizanskey Headed to Parole Board, Asks for Letters Supporting Release

Jeff Mizanskey gets a second chance at freedom Aug. 6 when he goes before the Jefferson City Correctional Center parole board.

07/08/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Mo. Lawmakers Disagree on Murder Sentences for Minors

Missouri lawmakers disagree over how long minors convicted of first-degree murder should have to spend in prison, with a House panel on Monday.

05/04/2015

St. Louis Circut Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells reporters the specifics of a new law that will deal with drunk drivers in St. Louis on December 30, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Prosecutor Calls for End to Early Parole for Violent Gun Offenders

“It doesn’t make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that,” Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.

02/10/2015

Crime tape blocks off area of officer-involved shooting in South St. Louis. Quiet as people who live in area watch. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

South St. Louis Man Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting

The officer-involved shooting happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Minnesota in South St. Louis.

02/03/2015

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Man Charged with Killing Hotel Manager Was Slated to be Behind Bars Until April 2015

Joseph Bowens, the man charged with killing Drury Inn and Suites night manager Scott Knopfel, was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2010. So, why was he out on the street and able to kill?

01/22/2015

File photo of an inmate in handcuffs. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

UPDATED: Parolee Charged in Shooting of St. Louis Officer

A Saint Louisan with a long criminal record is accused of shooting an off-duty St. Louis police officer and killing a man whose body was found in a burned-out car the same day.

12/28/2014

Juvenile Detention Center

Lawsuit: Hearings For Illinois Youth Are ‘Kangaroo Courts’

Lawsuit claims too many kids behind bars illegally.

10/24/2012

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Mo. Lawmakers Move to Reduce Prison Population

Missouri’s Senate has voted to create non-prison alternatives for non-violent probation and parole violators.

03/01/2012

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