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 Chapter 217 Department of Corrections 
217.010   Definitions. (8/28/2021)
217.015   Divisions created — sections authorized — purpose of department — women offender program established, purpose — advisory committee established, membership, purpose. (8/28/2018)
217.020   Department's powers and duties. (8/28/1989)
217.021   Community behavioral health program, purpose — department duties. (8/28/2018)
217.022   Prison impact statements, required, when. (8/28/1995)
217.025   Director of department, appointment, qualifications, bond, duties. (8/28/1995)
217.030   Directors of divisions, appointment — appointment of general personnel. (8/28/2021)
217.035   Director's powers and duties — deputy director, appointment, compensation, powers in absence or incapacity of director. (8/28/1995)
217.040   Rulemaking authority. (8/28/1995)
217.043   United States government, contract powers of department. (8/28/1995)
217.045   Federal funds, authority to receive — applications for funds, procedure. (8/28/2007)
217.050   Department to sue in name of director — interest authorized. (8/28/1995)
217.055   Volunteer program requirements — coverage as unpaid employees by legal expense fund and workers' compensation — use of state vehicles — expenses. (8/28/1989)
217.070   State auditor to have access to all records, confidentiality. (8/28/1982)
217.075   Offender records, public records, exceptions — inspection of, when — medical records, available, when — copies admissible as evidence — violations, penalty. (8/28/2018)
217.080   Department and division to maintain central office in Jefferson City. (8/28/1989)
217.090   Lease of buildings on grounds of correctional centers, when — compatibility with services of department required — procedure — bids required — cost — terms of lease — how executed. (8/28/1995)
217.092   Leased prison space, deposit of payments. (8/28/1990)
217.095   Condemnation powers, when, procedure. (8/28/1995)
217.100   Director may enter into agreement for services to department by other state departments or agencies. (8/28/1995)
217.110   Workers' compensation to cover all employees of the department. (8/28/1989)
217.115   Officers and employees, restrictions on business connections — conversion of department property prohibited, exception — violations, grounds for dismissal. (8/28/1989)
217.120   Bribery or receipt of gifts from prisoners by officers or employees of department, penalty — duty to report, failure, effect — director to investigate and report, when. (8/28/1989)
217.125   Offenders, labor restrictions. (8/28/1995)
217.128   Employee held hostage eligible for paid leave of absence. (8/28/1989)
217.130   Living quarters furnished to employees, fees. (8/28/1995)
217.135   Food furnished in correctional center, employees to purchase, exception. (8/28/1995)
217.137   Prisoner transfers by United States treaty with foreign governments — governor's powers — director's duties. (8/28/1982)
217.138   Construction of correctional centers by private entities for state and political subdivisions — housing of state's offenders in city or county jails, costs. (8/28/1995)
217.139   Sexual offenders of children, pilot treatment program — costs, how paid — department's duties — annual report. (8/28/1990)
217.141   Electrified security fence systems authorized. (8/28/1995)
217.147   Sentencing and corrections oversight commission, members, terms, duties, report, expiration date. (8/28/2012)
217.151   Restraints, use of on pregnant offenders — definitions — extraordinary circumstances — requirements. (8/28/2018)
217.160   Division director, power of appointment of certain personnel — qualifications — to be full-time employee. (8/28/1989)
217.165   Chief administrative officers of each correctional center, appointment. (8/28/1995)
217.170   Chief administrative officers, duties. (8/28/1995)
217.175   Rules and regulations, division director's authority to promulgate. (8/28/1995)
217.180   Annual report of division, contents. (8/28/1989)
217.185   Reports by chief administrative officers, monthly, to division director, contents. (8/28/1995)
217.195   Canteen to be established — inmate canteen fund established, purpose, moneys, how spent. (8/28/2021)
217.197   Offender personal property, allowed when — unauthorized property, disposition of. (8/28/1995)
217.199   Feminine hygiene products, available at no cost to female offenders. (7/14/2021)
217.210   Capacity of correctional centers, how determined — emergency assignment. (8/28/1995)
217.220   Death sentence commutation, admittance to correctional center. (8/28/1995)
217.225   Federal prisoners, admittance — escapees, how punished — neglect of federal prisoners, liability. (8/28/1995)
217.230   Health care services for correctional centers. (8/28/2023)
217.235   Chaplain, appointment or arrangement for religious services. (8/28/1995)
217.240   Food and clothing of offenders — food deprivation not to be used as punishment. (8/28/1995)
217.245   Medical excuse from participation in required activities, procedure. (8/28/1995)
217.250   Offender with terminal disease or advanced age where confinement will endanger or shorten life — certification to parole board, report to governor, procedure. (8/28/2021)
217.255   Compensation of offenders for labor, academic or vocational classes — hours of work, exceptions — payment to state or crime victims' compensation fund, when. (8/28/1995)
217.260   Earnings of offender, paid when — how used, payment to families, when — department powers. (8/28/1989)
217.262   Frivolous lawsuits, false testimony, abuse of judicial system by offender — sanctions. (8/28/1995)
217.265   Visitors, regulation of — clergymen's privileges. (8/28/1995)
217.270   Parole board to have access to offenders and records, when. (8/28/2021)
217.275   Carrying letters or writings without authorization prohibited, penalty. (8/28/1995)
217.280   Firearms may be carried by designated employees — powers of arrest and apprehension. (8/28/1989)
217.285   Clothing, money, transportation, return of personal property to discharged or paroled prisoners — exception. (8/28/1990)
217.300   Reception and diagnostic centers for classification of prisoners to be established. (8/28/1990)
217.305   Delivery of prisoners to correctional centers with certain required information. (8/28/2003)
217.310   Examination of new prisoners — identification data recorded. (8/28/1989)
217.315   System of identification, department to establish. (8/28/1989)
217.320   Identification systems, officers not liable for acts done in enforcing law. (8/28/1989)
217.325   Identification system mandatory. (8/28/1995)
217.330   Department to conduct tests — assignment of offender. (8/28/1995)
217.335   Classification teams, established — appointment, qualifications, duties. (8/28/1989)
217.337   Schedule of activities, work, and program, adherence to, exemption. (8/28/1994)
217.343   Emancipation of certain juvenile offenders for certain purposes. (8/28/2003)
217.345   First offenders — mandatory program — physical separation of offenders less than eighteen years of age — rules — contract for provision of services — evaluation process. (8/28/2013)
217.350   Transfer of offender, when. (8/28/1995)
217.355   Education programs established, what included, enrollment required, when. (8/28/1995)
217.361   Risk and need assessment tools — department procedures, duties. (8/28/2018)
217.362   Program for offenders with substance abuse addiction — eligibility, disposition, placement — completion, effect. (8/28/2021)
217.364   Offenders under treatment program, placement, rules — eligibility — use, purpose, availability — failure to complete. (8/28/2021)
217.365   Offenders not to carry money, exceptions, violations, treated as contraband. (8/28/1995)
217.370   Discipline and grievance procedures established — chief administrative officer to abide by. (8/28/1995)
217.375   Administrative segregation, grounds for — review hearing required — records to be kept — access to medical personnel. (7/2/2004)
217.380   Records of violations and convictions of offenders, information required — disciplinary segregation, hearing, time period. (8/28/2003)
217.385   Violence or injury to others or property by offender, penalty. (1/1/2017)
217.390   Escape, defined — penalty. (8/28/1995)
217.395   Escapee's apprehension — reward may be offered, limitations. (8/28/1989)
217.400   Furnishing unfit food to offenders, penalty. (1/1/2017)
217.405   Offender abuse, penalty — employees not to use physical force, exception. (1/1/2017)
217.410   Abuse of offender, duty to report, penalty — confidentiality of report, immunity from liability — harassment prohibited. (8/28/1995)
217.412   Autopsy required, when — reports to be maintained by department. (8/28/1995)
217.415   Disqualification from holding position in correctional facility, when. (8/28/1989)
217.420   Surgery, general anesthetic not authorized for offender without consent or court order, exceptions, emergencies — treatment against religious beliefs, when allowed. (8/28/1995)
217.425   Furlough of prisoners, when — time limitations, exceptions — waiver required, when — notice requirements. (8/28/1989)
217.430   Residential treatment centers and community based sanctions — assignment of offenders — contracts to establish, provisions, locations — payments, how made — inmates fund established, use — regulation of inmates. (8/28/1995)
217.435   Work or educational release program. (8/28/1989)
217.437   Work by offenders, not employment, when — benefitting entity immune from suit, exceptions. (8/28/1995)
217.439   Photograph of offender to be taken prior to release, when — provided to victim upon request. (8/28/2009)
217.440   Program of restorative justice, requirements. (7/14/1997)
217.450   Offender may request final disposition of pending indictment, information or complaint, how requested — director to notify offender of pending actions, failure to notify, effect. (8/28/2009)
217.455   Director of division of adult institutions to transmit information and request. (8/28/2021)
217.460   Trial to be held, when — failure, effect. (8/28/2009)
217.465   Escape by offender, effect of. (8/28/1989)
217.470   Transportation expenses, how paid. (8/28/1989)
217.475   Director of division of adult institutions to inform prisoner of the law in writing. (8/28/1989)
217.480   Uniformity of construction. (8/28/1983)
217.485   Title of the law. (8/28/1983)
217.490   Agreement on detainers adopted — compact text. (8/28/1982)
217.495   Appropriate court defined. (8/28/1982)
217.500   Enforcement and cooperation required of whom. (8/28/1982)
217.505   Compact not to require application of habitual offender law. (8/28/1982)
217.510   Escape by offender, effect on. (8/28/1989)
217.515   Chief administrative officer to deliver offender, when. (8/28/1995)
217.520   Governor to designate administrator. (8/28/1982)
217.525   Director authorized to contract with United States for stated purposes. (8/28/1995)
217.530   Convicted offender not to be transferred to state where wanted for crime. (8/28/1995)
217.535   Compact adopted — text — contract must comply. (8/28/1982)
217.540   Powers and duties of director, delegation authorized. (8/28/1989)
217.541   House arrest program, department to establish and regulate — limited release, when — arrest warrant may be issued by probation or parole officer, when — offenders to fund program. (8/28/2021)
217.542   Failure to return to house arrest, felony. (1/1/2017)
217.543   House arrest authorized for certain prisoners — jailer to establish program — remote electronic surveillance allowed — percentage of prisoner's wage to pay cost — violation penalty — (St. Louis City). (1/1/2017)

License plates and highway signs, authority to manufacture, 301.290

217.550   Prison industries and services program created — director to administer — approval required — report submitted to director, contents. (8/28/2015)
217.555   Advisory board, created, members, appointment, qualifications — duties — compensation. (8/28/1994)
217.560   Enterprise program diversification and purpose. (8/28/1994)
217.565   Director to provide plants, machinery and materials — distribution of products. (8/28/1994)
217.567   Director may contract with private entities for employment of inmates — leasing of correctional facility property — wages, director to set policies. (8/28/2015)
217.570   Sales of prison industry goods and services, procedure — open market sales, when. (8/28/1994)
217.575   Sales of goods or services to state or political subdivisions — promotion — price — certification of nonavailability required for state purchases, when. (8/28/2014)
217.580   Catalog of products furnished public officers — institutions to report estimates of needs. (8/28/1994)
217.590   Violations of sections 217.575 and 217.580, penalty. (8/28/1982)
217.592   Plasmapheresis program may be established as private enterprise on institution grounds — inmate employment, wages. (8/28/1994)
217.595   Working capital revolving fund created — source, uses — accounting, audit — transfer to general revenue prohibited. (8/28/1994)

Lifetime supervision with mandatory electronic monitoring required for certain sexual offenders, 217.735

Tampering with judicial officer includes probation and parole officer, penalty, 575.095

217.650   Definitions. (8/28/2021)
217.655   Parole board, general duties — division duties. (8/28/2021)
217.665   Board members, appointment, qualifications — terms, vacancies — designation of chair and vice chair — compensation, expenses. (8/28/2021)
217.670   Decisions to be by majority vote — hearing panel, membership, duties — jurisdiction removal or appeal to board, when — decision to be final — closed meetings authorized — video conferencing. (8/28/2018)
217.675   Handbook of rules governing conduct of parolees furnished to whom, duties of board. (8/28/1982)
217.680   Offices, where located — space in correctional centers to be provided for hearings and interviews. (8/28/1995)
217.682   Secretary to be appointed, duties. (8/28/1989)
217.690   Board may order release or parole — assessment, personal hearing — fee — rules — eligibility for parole, how calculated — first degree murder, eligibility for hearing — hearing procedure — notice — special conditions — education requirements, exceptions — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2021)
217.692   Eligibility for parole, offenders with life sentence, when — criteria — perjury, penalty. (8/28/2021)
217.695   Release from custody under supervision of division of probation and parole, registration with law enforcement officials required. (8/28/2021)
217.703   Earned compliance credits awarded, when. (8/28/2022)
217.705   Probation, parole, institutional parole, officers — appointment — duties. (8/28/2018)
217.710   Firearms, authority to carry, department's duties, training — rulemaking procedure. (8/28/2021)
217.718   Alternative to revocation proceedings, period of detention, requirements. (8/28/2012)
217.720   Arrest of person paroled or on conditional release — report — procedure — revocation of parole or release — effect of sentence — arrest of parolee from another state. (8/28/2018)
217.722   Probation officers, power to arrest, when — preliminary hearing allowed, when — notice to sentencing court. (8/28/2018)
217.725   Board may parole prisoner held on warrant. (8/28/1982)
217.730   Parole time as time of imprisonment, exception — final discharge — procedure to register to vote. (8/28/2003)
217.735   Lifetime supervision required for certain offenders — electronic monitoring — termination at age sixty-five permitted, when — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2021)

Ineligible for parole if convicted of tampering with witness or victim, 575.270

217.750   Probation services provided to circuit courts, when. (8/28/2018)
217.755   Probation services for courts, rules authorized. (8/28/2018)
217.760   Probation and parole officers furnished to circuit courts, when — presentence and preparole investigations — requirements. (8/28/2018)
217.762   Presentence investigation, required, when — victim impact statement, prepared when, contents. (8/28/2018)
217.777   Community corrections program alternative for eligible offenders, purpose — operation — rules — guidelines. (8/28/2021)
217.800   Pardons by governor — conditions and restrictions — notice to central repository. (8/28/1995)
217.805   Governor may remit fine or forfeiture. (8/28/1982)
217.810   Interstate compact for supervision of parolees and probationers. (8/28/2018)
217.820   Exoneree defined — identification documents, department policy and procedures to assist exonerees in obtaining. (8/28/2023)
217.825   Citation of law. (8/28/1988)
217.827   Definitions. (8/28/1995)
217.829   Assets to be listed by prisoners on form under oath — failure to comply, effect — department to request assignments. (8/28/2021)
217.831   Director to report to attorney general on offender's assets and cost of care — attorney general's power to investigate and seek reimbursement, when. (8/28/1995)
217.833   Percent of offender's assets that may be used for reimbursement — limitation. (8/28/1995)
217.835   Jurisdiction, certain circuit courts — service — hearing — support obligations of offender to be considered — court order to reimburse, when. (8/28/1995)
217.837   Legal remedies authorized to protect assets of prisoner — execution against homestead of prisoner prohibited — state's claim to have priority. (8/28/1988)
217.839   Attorney general's powers and duties — assistance by certain officials required. (8/28/1995)
217.841   Costs of investigation, how paid — deposit of reimbursement — fund, created — state treasurer, duties. (8/28/1995)
217.845   CARES Act moneys received by offender for COVID-19 to be used for restitution. (8/28/2021)
217.850   Correctional center, unlawful use of unmanned aircraft over, offense of — permissible acts — violation, penalty — signage to be posted. (8/28/2020)
217.930   Suspension of MO HealthNet medical assistance in lieu of termination, when. (8/28/2019)
217.940   Nursery program to be established, purpose — definitions. (8/28/2022)
217.941   Eligibility, placement, and program capacity. (8/28/2022)
217.942   Written agreement, contents — program policy required. (8/28/2022)
217.943   Termination of participation, when. (8/28/2022)
217.944   Child support payments, collected and deposited — monetary donations to program permitted. (8/28/2022)
217.945   Correctional center nursery program fund created, use of moneys. (8/28/2022)
217.946   Regulation and oversight by other agencies subject to department consent. (8/28/2022)
217.947   Sovereign immunity in effect — program not a waiver, not considered a dangerous condition. (8/28/2022)
 - Cross References
AIDS, mandatory testing without right of refusal, when, testing permitted when, 191.659
Bidding for construction of a minimum security correctional facility, 221.500
Children of incarcerated parents, study by children's services commission, 210.875 to 210.877
Complaints filed by incarcerated individuals against certain health care professionals, disposition of records, 332.316, 334.098, 335.068, 337.068
Confidentiality of motor vehicle and driver registration records of county, state or federal parole officers and federal pretrial officers, 32.056
Crime victims' rights, Const. Art. I, Sec. 32
Criminal records, central repository, duty of department of corrections to report certain information to highway patrol, 43.503
Death penalty, duties, 546.720 to 546.750
Death sentence to be executed by warden of penitentiary, procedure, 546.680 to 546.750
Drug abuse educational assessment and community treatment program, 559.630 to 559.635
Educational grants for surviving children of officers and employees killed in the line of duty, 173.260
Escape of accused, crime victims' right to notice, Const. Art I Sec 32
Grievance resolution system, department duty to maintain, 510.125
Inmates, sexual contact with, crime of, penalty, consent not a defense, 566.145
Insurers may not cancel health or dental coverage solely because the insured is incarcerated, 376.821
Interstate compact for adult offender supervision, 589.500 to 589.569
Jury trials not to be held in correctional facilities, 544.275
Legal expense fund coverage, 105.711
Mental illness of prisoner, 552.050
Merit system coverage of employees, 36.030
Missouri National Guard members offered interview for state positions, when, 36.221, 105.1204
New state programs to sunset after six years, Missouri sunset act, 23.250 to 23.298
Penalties assessed by state agencies for delinquent reports or fees, limitations, 33.202
Preliminary hearings, certain other procedures may be held in correctional facilities, 544.275
Scholarships or grants for disabled personnel injured or survivors of personnel killed in the line of duty, 173.260
Senate investigator to have access without charge to criminal records, 43.541
Sexual predators, civil commitment, 632.480 to 632.525
Television, closed circuit coverage of prisoners for court appearances, when, requirements, 561.031
Testimony of prisoner in penitentiary, how obtained, 491.230 to 491.270
Tuberculosis testing rules for correctional centers, 199.350
Veterans, state agency forms to include veteran data, information on agency's veteran services provided, when, 42.051
Video tape on prison conditions and young offender, department's duties, 161.203

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