The 2012 Missouri Justice Reinvestment Act strengthened community supervision to address the significant number of probation and parole violators who were being sent to prison. By providing earned-time compliance credits, it offers incentives for offenders who are on probation or parole to comply with rules. For those who violate rules, sanctions may include placement for up to 120 days in a treatment setting. A 13-member Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Commission is monitoring implementation and expects to identify ways to reinvest cost savings. In its December 2013 report, the commission recommended an update and revision of the criminal code, which the legislature adopted during the 2014 session.
HB 1525 (2012) Justice Reinvestment Act
HB 2009 (2012)
HB 9 (2013)
HB 215 (2013)
SB 491 (2014)
HB 1371 (2014)
HB 2009 (2014)
Summaries of legislation can be found in NCSL’s Sentencing and Corrections Enactment Database.
Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program.