The problem is on one hand the state is unjust and guilty af…. and no one is being held accountable, then on the other, they state is seeking to reform itself with zero accountability… This all may sound good, but like other reform efforts these will be rescinded quietly after the dust settles,<br><br>”The legislation, which Dogan is calling the Missouri First Step Act after the federal reforms signed by the Trump administration, also includes the following provisions:<br><br>Individuals on probation with a private company would not have to submit to drug and alcohol testing unless ordered by a judge, or if they had been convicted of a crime related to drug or alcohol.<br><br>Defendants could not be sent to jail for failing to pay fines or fees, although local governments could use the collection process. Warrants could not be issued solely because someone has unpaid fines.<br><br>Police officers would have to note whether a driver they have stopped lives in the jurisdiction where the stop occurred.<br><br>Police departments would be required to adopt policies designed to eliminate bias in traffic stops.<br><br>Inmates in the state’s prisons and jails would have to be provided free menstrual products.<br><br>County jails would have to follow certain restrictions if they choose to shackle pregnant inmates. It does not ban the shackling of inmates in labor. The limits are already in place in state prisons.”

The problem is on one hand the state is unjust and guilty af.... and no one is being held accountable, then on the other, they state is seeking to reform itself with zero accountability... This all may sound good, but like other reform efforts these will be rescinded quietly after the dust settles,

"The legislation, which Dogan is calling the Missouri First Step Act after the federal reforms signed by the Trump administration, also includes the following provisions:

Individuals on probation with a private company would not have to submit to drug and alcohol testing unless ordered by a judge, or if they had been convicted of a crime related to drug or alcohol.

Defendants could not be sent to jail for failing to pay fines or fees, although local governments could use the collection process. Warrants could not be issued solely because someone has unpaid fines.

Police officers would have to note whether a driver they have stopped lives in the jurisdiction where the stop occurred.

Police departments would be required to adopt policies designed to eliminate bias in traffic stops.

Inmates in the state’s prisons and jails would have to be provided free menstrual products.

County jails would have to follow certain restrictions if they choose to shackle pregnant inmates. It does not ban the shackling of inmates in labor. The limits are already in place in state prisons."

Criminal Justice Reforms Advance In Missouri House

A Missouri House committee has approved major changes to the state’s criminal justice system, including giving judges more leeway in nonviolent crime
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