Board of Probation and Parole

3400 Knipp Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573)-751-8488
Fax: (573)-751-8501

Email: probation.parole@doc.mo.gov
Website: http://doc.mo.gov/PP/

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 217.665

Department: Corrections

Mission: The Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, as an essential part of the criminal justice system, provides for the professional assessment and release of offenders and for their supervision in the community, using appropriate treatment, sanctions, and controls, with the primary consideration being the promotion of public safety.

Function: The Missouri Board of Probation and Parole is responsible for determining whether a person confined in the Department of Corrections shall be paroled or conditionally released and for supervising all persons on probation and parole.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 9,000 parole hearings

Location of meetings: varying; correctional facilities around the state

Duration of meetings: varying

Preparation time for meetings: not applicable

Total time commitment: full-time

Details on Members

Total members: 7

Appointed members: 7

Term length: 6 years

Compensation: Members receive salary and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: Members must be persons of recognized integrity and honor, known to possess education and ability in decision making through career experience.

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 4 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mr. Chuck R. Pryor(R)
Member 1
Versailles
Term begins: Apr 7, 2008
Term expires: Apr 7, 2014

Mr. Jimmie Lee Wells(D)
Member 2
Bowling Green
Term begins: Feb 16, 2009
Term expires: Feb 16, 2015

Vacant Slot
Member 3

Mr. Ellis McSwain(D)
Member 4
Jefferson City
Term begins: Sep 18, 2009
Term expires: Aug 28, 2012

Mr. Martin Rucker(D)
Member 5
St. Joseph
Term begins: Feb 14, 2011
Term expires: Apr 3, 2016

Mr. Don Ruzicka(R)
Member 6
Mt. Vernon
Term begins: Dec 21, 2012
Term expires: Dec 20, 2018

Mr. Kenneth C. Jones(R)
Member 7
Clarksburg
Term begins: Feb 9, 2012
Term expires: Dec 10, 2017