Board of Probation and Parole

3400 Knipp Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

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


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


Ms. Jennifer Marie Zamkus(D)
Member 1
Jefferson City
Term begins: Nov 25, 2015
Term expires: Nov 25, 2021

Mr. Martin Rucker(D)
Member 2
St. Joseph
Term begins: May 5, 2016
Term expires: Apr 26, 2022

Mr. Don Phillips(R) Chair
Member 3
Term begins: Oct 16, 2018
Term expires: Dec 10, 2023

Mr. Brian Munzlinger(R)
Member 4
Term begins: Mar 12, 2019
Term expires: Apr 26, 2022

Mr. Paul Fitzwater(R)
Member 5
Term begins: Apr 30, 2020
Term expires: Apr 27, 2026

Mr. Bryan L. Atkins(R)
Member 6
Term begins: Jan 4, 2022
Term expires: Jan 3, 2028

Ms. Jamilah Nasheed(D)
Member 7
St. Louis
Term begins: Jan 4, 2022
Term expires: Jan 3, 2028