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Bill to Allow Offenders to Work for a Reduced Sentence Advances

Missouri State Capitol. Photo by Office of Administration, Commissioner's Office.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) – An effort aimed at giving convicts a second chance and lessening the chance of a return to prison is headed to the Missouri Senate.

Joey Parker explains.

That bill would create the Earning Safe Reentry Through Work Act.  The bipartisan measure would offer some Class E felons to work for time off their sentences.
Representative Wes Rogers of Kansas City only had praise for fellow Republican Derek Grier’s bill.

Some offenders will not qualify for the program due to crimes such as rape, child abuse, sex abuse of a child and other crimes.

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