Terms Used In Missouri Laws 221.050

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

Persons confined in jails shall be separated and confined according to sex.  Persons confined under civil process or for civil causes shall be kept separate from criminals.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the housing of persons on probation or parole with offenders or persons being held on criminal charges.