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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 16.04 Parole Committee

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Chapter 16.04
Parole Committee

Sections:

16.04.010 Membership.
16.04.020 Terms.
16.04.030 Organizations--Rules.
16.04.040 Chief parole and probation officer.
16.04.050 Meetings--Quorum.
16.04.060 Recommendations for parole.
16.04.070 City workhouse inspection.
16.04.080 Reports--Rights of access.
16.04.090 Parole and probation officers--Bonds.
16.04.100 Parole and probation officers--Duties.

City Counselor Ops.: 9001

16.04.010 Membership.

A parole committee consisting of three members of the board of adult welfare services, as designated in the city charter, Section 14A(e), shall have authority to grant paroles to any persons convicted before one of the city courts.
(Ord. 49569 1, 1959: 1960 C. 178.010.)

V.A.M.S.:

549.058--549.190 Judicial paroles, generally

549.361--549.371 Office of probation and parole (St. Louis City)

549.330--549.350 Paroles--St. Louis court of criminal correction

16.04.020 Terms.

The terms of office of the members of the parole committee shall be for such period of time as designated by the board of adult services, but in no event shall the term of any member of the parole committee exceed the time remaining for the designated member's term on the board of adult services.
(Ord. 49569 2, 1959: 1960 C. 178.020.)

16.04.030 Organization--Rules.

The parole committee shall as soon as practicable after its appointment, organize by the selection of one of its members as chairman, who shall preside at all meetings of the parole committee and who shall have authority to delegate to either the commissioner of adult services or to the chief parole and probation officer the right and responsibility of signing all requisitions for supplies and drafts upon any fund appropriated for the parole committee's use. The parole committee shall adopt a set of rules for its government generally and setting standards determining its granting of paroles.
(Ord. 49569 3, 1959: 1960 C. 178.030.)

16.04.040 Chief parole and probation officer.

The commissioner of adult services shall appoint the chief parole and probation officer and as many stenographers and assistant parole and probation officers as necessary to perform the duties of the investigation of, and report concerning all cases referred for parole and probation, and for the duties relating to the supervision of all persons placed on parole and probation either by the parole committee or by one of the judges of the city courts.
(Ord. 49569 4, 1959: 1960 C. 178.040.)

16.04.050 Meetings--Quorum.

The parole committee shall hold regular meetings at least once a month in the office of the warden of the city workhouse. It shall hold as many special meetings as it may deem proper. Two members of the parole committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and an affirmative vote of at least two of its members shall be necessary to authorize any action of the parole committee.
(Ord. 49569 5, 1959: 1960 C. 178.050.)

16.04.060 Recommendations for parole.

The commissioner of adult services shall have power to inquire into the nature of any case brought before one of the city courts, and may recommend in writing to the parole committee that any person convicted in the city court be paroled by the parole committee.
(Ord. 49569 6, 1959: 1960 C. 178.060.)

16.04.070 City workhouse inspection.

The parole committee shall, at least once a month, visit and inspect the city workhouse and note the manner of conducting the workhouse and the treatment accorded prisoners. The visit and inspection may take place on the same day as the parole committee is holding its regular monthly meeting.
(Ord. 49569 7 (part), 1959: 1960 C. 178.070.)

16.04.080 Reports--Rights of access.

The parole committee shall make an annual report to the commissioner of adult services. The parole committee shall make recommendation of amendments to the ordinances governing parole and probation as shall seem wise and expedient. The parole committee and the probation and parole officers shall at all times have complete access to all police stations, prisons, eleemosynary institutions and the city jail and city workhouse, and have the right to investigate fully, all cases of persons confined therein, and to consult with such persons at any and all times subject, however, to the rules and regulations governing the institutions.
(Ord. 49569 7 (part), 1959: 1960 C. 178.080.)

16.04.090 Parole and probation officers--Bonds.

The parole and probation officers shall give their full time to the performance of their duties. The chief parole and probation officer shall give bond to the city, to be approved by the comptroller, in the sum of one thousand dollars, and the assistant parole and probation officers shall give a bond in the sum of five hundred dollars each, all of the bonds being conditioned on faithful performance of all the duties of the respective officers.
(Ord. 49569 8, 1959: 1960 C. 178.090.)

16.04.100 Parole and probation officers--Duties.

The parole and probation officers appointed pursuant to this chapter shall not only perform the duties prescribed in this chapter, but shall also perform the duties assigned to them by a judge of the city courts under authority of an ordinance establishing a system of probation in the city courts, and defining the powers and duties of the courts and of the parole and probation officers in relation to the same and providing for the detention of habitual delinquents with a view to reform and cure.
(Ord. 49569 9, 1959.)

For city courts, see Ch. 3.08

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