§ 217.010 Definitions
§ 217.015 Divisions created — sections authorized — purpose of department — women …
§ 217.020 Department’s powers and duties
§ 217.021 Community behavioral health program, purpose — department duties.
§ 217.022 Prison impact statements, required, when
§ 217.025 Director of department, appointment, qualifications, bond, duties
§ 217.030 Directors of divisions and chairman of parole board, appointment — …
§ 217.035 Director’s powers and duties — deputy director, appointment, compensation, …
§ 217.040 Rulemaking authority
§ 217.043 United States government, contract powers of department
§ 217.045 Federal funds, authority to receive — applications for funds, procedure.
§ 217.050 Department to sue in name of director — interest authorized.
§ 217.055 Volunteer program requirements — coverage as unpaid employees by legal …
§ 217.070 State auditor to have access to all records, confidentiality
§ 217.075 Offender records, public records, exceptions — inspection of, when — …
§ 217.080 Department and division to maintain central office in Jefferson City
§ 217.090 Lease of buildings on grounds of correctional centers, when — compatibility …
§ 217.092 Leased prison space, deposit of payments
§ 217.095 Condemnation powers, when, procedure
§ 217.100 Director may enter into agreement for services to department by other state ..
§ 217.110 Workers’ compensation to cover all employees of the department
§ 217.115 Officers and employees, restrictions on business connections — conversion …
§ 217.120 Bribery or receipt of gifts from prisoners by officers or employees of ..
§ 217.125 Offenders, labor restrictions
§ 217.128 Employee held hostage eligible for paid leave of absence
§ 217.130 Living quarters furnished to employees, fees
§ 217.135 Food furnished in correctional center, employees to purchase, exception
§ 217.137 Prisoner transfers by United States treaty with foreign governments — …
§ 217.138 Construction of correctional centers by private entities for state and ..
§ 217.139 Sexual offenders of children, pilot treatment program — costs, how paid — …
§ 217.141 Electrified security fence systems authorized
§ 217.147 Sentencing and corrections oversight commission, members, terms, duties, ..
§ 217.151 Restraints, use of on pregnant offenders — definitions — extraordinary …
§ 217.160 Division director, power of appointment of certain personnel — …
§ 217.165 Chief administrative officers of each correctional center, appointment
§ 217.170 Chief administrative officers, duties
§ 217.175 Rules and regulations, division director’s authority to promulgate
§ 217.180 Annual report of division, contents
§ 217.185 Reports by chief administrative officers, monthly, to division director, ..
§ 217.195 Canteen to be established, revenues how spent — inmate canteen fund …
§ 217.197 Offender personal property, allowed when — unauthorized property, …
§ 217.210 Capacity of correctional centers, how determined — emergency assignment.
§ 217.220 Death sentence commutation, admittance to correctional center
§ 217.225 Federal prisoners, admittance — escapees, how punished — neglect of federal …
§ 217.230 Health care services for correctional centers
§ 217.235 Chaplain, appointment or arrangement for religious services
§ 217.240 Food and clothing of offenders — food deprivation not to be used as punishment.
§ 217.245 Medical excuse from participation in required activities, procedure
§ 217.250 Offender with terminal disease or advanced age where confinement will ..
§ 217.255 Compensation of offenders for labor, academic or vocational classes — hours …
§ 217.260 Earnings of offender, paid when — how used, payment to families, when — …
§ 217.262 Frivolous lawsuits, false testimony, abuse of judicial system by offender — …
§ 217.265 Visitors, regulation of — clergymen’s privileges.
§ 217.270 Probation and parole board to have access to offenders and records, when
§ 217.275 Carrying letters or writings without authorization prohibited, penalty
§ 217.280 Firearms may be carried by designated employees — powers of arrest and …
§ 217.285 Clothing, money, transportation, return of personal property to discharged ..
§ 217.300 Reception and diagnostic centers for classification of prisoners to be ..
§ 217.305 Delivery of prisoners to correctional centers with certain required ..
§ 217.310 Examination of new prisoners — identification data recorded.
§ 217.315 System of identification, department to establish
§ 217.320 Identification systems, officers not liable for acts done in enforcing law
§ 217.325 Identification system mandatory
§ 217.330 Department to conduct tests — assignment of offender.
§ 217.335 Classification teams, established — appointment, qualifications, duties.
§ 217.337 Schedule of activities, work, and program, adherence to, exemption
§ 217.343 Emancipation of certain juvenile offenders for certain purposes
§ 217.345 First offenders — mandatory program — physical separation of offenders less …
§ 217.350 Transfer of offender, when
§ 217.355 Education programs established, what included, enrollment required, when
§ 217.361 Risk and need assessment tools — department procedures, duties.
§ 217.362 Program for offenders with substance abuse addiction — eligibility, …
§ 217.364 Offenders under treatment program, placement, rules — eligibility — use, …
§ 217.365 Offenders not to carry money, exceptions, violations, treated as contraband
§ 217.370 Discipline and grievance procedures established — chief administrative …
§ 217.375 Administrative segregation, grounds for — review hearing required — records …
§ 217.380 Records of violations and convictions of offenders, information required — …
§ 217.385 Violence or injury to others or property by offender, penalty
§ 217.390 Escape, defined — penalty.
§ 217.395 Escapee’s apprehension — reward may be offered, limitations.
§ 217.400 Furnishing unfit food to offenders, penalty
§ 217.405 Offender abuse, penalty — employees not to use physical force, exception.
§ 217.410 Abuse of offender, duty to report, penalty — confidentiality of report, …
§ 217.412 Autopsy required, when — reports to be maintained by department.
§ 217.415 Disqualification from holding position in correctional facility, when
§ 217.420 Surgery, general anesthetic not authorized for offender without consent or ..
§ 217.425 Furlough of prisoners, when — time limitations, exceptions — waiver …
§ 217.430 Residential treatment centers and community based sanctions — assignment of …
§ 217.435 Work or educational release program
§ 217.437 Work by offenders, not employment, when — benefitting entity immune from …
§ 217.439 Photograph of offender to be taken prior to release, when — provided to …
§ 217.440 Program of restorative justice, requirements
§ 217.450 Offender may request final disposition of pending indictment, information ..
§ 217.455 Director of division of adult institutions to transmit information and request
§ 217.460 Trial to be held, when — failure, effect.
§ 217.465 Escape by offender, effect of
§ 217.470 Transportation expenses, how paid
§ 217.475 Director of division of adult institutions to inform prisoner of the law in ..
§ 217.480 Uniformity of construction
§ 217.485 Title of the law
§ 217.490 Agreement on detainers adopted — compact text.
§ 217.495 Appropriate court defined
§ 217.500 Enforcement and cooperation required of whom
§ 217.505 Compact not to require application of habitual offender law
§ 217.510 Escape by offender, effect on
§ 217.515 Chief administrative officer to deliver offender, when
§ 217.520 Governor to designate administrator
§ 217.525 Director authorized to contract with United States for stated purposes
§ 217.530 Convicted offender not to be transferred to state where wanted for crime
§ 217.535 Compact adopted — text — contract must comply.
§ 217.540 Powers and duties of director, delegation authorized
§ 217.541 House arrest program, department to establish and regulate — limited …
§ 217.542 Failure to return to house arrest, felony
§ 217.543 House arrest authorized for certain prisoners — jailer to establish program …
§ 217.550 Prison industries and services program created — director to administer — …
§ 217.555 Advisory board, created, members, appointment, qualifications — duties — …
§ 217.560 Enterprise program diversification and purpose
§ 217.565 Director to provide plants, machinery and materials — distribution of products.
§ 217.567 Director may contract with private entities for employment of inmates — …
§ 217.570 Sales of prison industry goods and services, procedure — open market sales, …
§ 217.575 Sales of goods or services to state or political subdivisions — promotion — …
§ 217.580 Catalog of products furnished public officers — institutions to report …
§ 217.590 Violations of sections 217.575 and 217.580, penalty
§ 217.592 Plasmapheresis program may be established as private enterprise on ..
§ 217.595 Working capital revolving fund created — source, uses — accounting, audit — …
§ 217.650 Definitions
§ 217.655 Parole board, general duties — division duties.
§ 217.660 Chairman of the board to be director — additional compensation.
§ 217.665 Board members, appointment, qualifications — terms, vacancies — …
§ 217.670 Decisions to be by majority vote — hearing panel, membership, duties — …
§ 217.675 Handbook of rules governing conduct of parolees furnished to whom, duties ..
§ 217.680 Offices, where located — space in correctional centers to be provided for …
§ 217.682 Secretary to be appointed, duties
§ 217.690 Board may order release or parole — assessment, personal hearing — fee — …
§ 217.692 Eligibility for parole, offenders with life sentence, when — criteria.
§ 217.695 Release from custody under supervision of probation and parole, ..
§ 217.703 Earned compliance credits awarded, when
§ 217.705 Probation, parole, institutional parole, officers — appointment — duties.
§ 217.710 Firearms, authority to carry, department’s duties, training — rulemaking …
§ 217.718 Alternative to revocation proceedings, period of detention, requirements
§ 217.720 Arrest of person paroled or on conditional release — report — procedure — …
§ 217.722 Probation officers, power to arrest, when — preliminary hearing allowed, …
§ 217.725 Board may parole prisoner held on warrant
§ 217.730 Parole time as time of imprisonment, exception — final discharge — …
§ 217.735 Lifetime supervision required for certain offenders — electronic monitoring …
§ 217.750 Probation services provided to circuit courts, when
§ 217.755 Probation services for courts, rules authorized
§ 217.760 Probation and parole officers furnished to circuit courts, when — …
§ 217.762 Presentence investigation, required, when — victim impact statement, …
§ 217.777 Community corrections program alternative for eligible offenders, purpose — …
§ 217.785 Postconviction drug treatment program, established, rules — required …
§ 217.800 Pardons by governor — conditions and restrictions — notice to central …
§ 217.805 Governor may remit fine or forfeiture
§ 217.810 Interstate compact for supervision of parolees and probationers
§ 217.825 Citation of law
§ 217.827 Definitions
§ 217.829 Assets to be listed by prisoners on form under oath — failure to comply, …
§ 217.831 Director to report to attorney general on offender’s assets and cost of ..
§ 217.833 Percent of offender’s assets that may be used for reimbursement — limitation.
§ 217.835 Jurisdiction, certain circuit courts — service — hearing — support …
§ 217.837 Legal remedies authorized to protect assets of prisoner — execution against …
§ 217.839 Attorney general’s powers and duties — assistance by certain officials required.
§ 217.841 Costs of investigation, how paid — deposit of reimbursement — fund, created …
§ 217.930 Suspension of MO HealthNet medical assistance in lieu of termination, when

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 217

  • Administrative segregation unit: a cell for the segregation of offenders from the general population of a facility for relatively extensive periods of time. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Board: the board of probation and parole. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Chief administrative officer: the institutional head of any correctional facility or his designee. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Correctional center: any premises or institution where incarceration, evaluation, care, treatment, or rehabilitation is provided to persons who are under the department's authority. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • County or circuit attorney: means prosecuting attorney. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: the department of corrections of the state of Missouri. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Director: the director of the department of corrections or his designee. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Disciplinary segregation: a cell for the segregation of offenders from the general population of a correctional center because the offender has been found to have committed a violation of a division or facility rule and other available means are inadequate to regulate the offender's behavior. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: a statutorily created agency within the department or an agency created by the departmental organizational plan. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Division director: the director of a division of the department or his designee. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day when the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Nonviolent offender: any offender who is convicted of a crime other than murder in the first or second degree, involuntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter in the first or second degree, kidnapping, kidnapping in the first degree, rape in the first degree, forcible rape, sodomy in the first degree, forcible sodomy, robbery in the first degree or assault in the first degree. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Offender: a person under supervision or an inmate in the custody of the department. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Place of residence: means the place where the family of any person permanently resides in this state, and the place where any person having no family generally lodges. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: a procedure under which a defendant found guilty of a crime upon verdict or plea is released by the court without imprisonment, subject to conditions imposed by the court and subject to the supervision of the board. See Missouri Laws 217.010
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Ranking minority member: The highest ranking (and usually longest serving) minority member of a committee or subcommittee.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • Volunteer: any person who, of his own free will, performs any assigned duties for the department or its divisions with no monetary or material compensation. See Missouri Laws 217.010