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Missouri

Missouri has the 8th largest prison population in the country. Without sentencing reform and other reforms, the state will incarcerate almost 35,000 people and be forced to build two new prisons by 2021. Part of the growth in Missouri’s prison system is because judges are required to give people lengthy prison sentences and lack discretion to fit the punishment to the crime and the individual in many cases. FAMM worked in Missouri in 2018 and continues to support sentencing and compassionate release reform in 2019.

2019 Laws and Policy

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Missouri

You can do several things to work toward reforming your Missouri’s sentencing laws.

Latest News:

FAMM Applauds Missouri House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Applauds Missouri House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bills   Jefferson City, MO –FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement applauding the Missouri House of Representatives for passing a sentencing reform bill, HB 113, introduced by Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage): “We applaud the House for setting … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Missouri House Special Committee on Criminal Justice for Passing Reform Legislation

Thursday, February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today the Missouri House Special Committee on Criminal Justice passed two important criminal justice reform bills, HB 113 and HB 352. HB 113, sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith (R – Carthage), would grant judges flexibility to depart from the statutory minimum sentence or … Read More

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FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today the Missouri House unanimously passed HB 1739 by a vote of 148-0. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage), would allow judges to depart from mandatory prison terms and statutory minimum sentences in … Read More

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