Missouri Bar

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A task force spearheaded by The Missouri Bar has released its recommendations for updating the state’s criminal justice system.  Most of the recommendations would require the approval of the state legislature.

The task force was called to tackle an outdated and overburdened criminal justice system that has led to crowded prisons, backlogged cases, and public defenders’ offices closing their doors. The group was comprised of representatives from the various branches of the system, including prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys.