The Missouri Board of Probation and Parole forms at the direction of the state legislature. It replaced the former Missouri Prison Board and other groups of people who previously recommended people they wanted the governor to pardon, according to a history video posted on the Missouri Senate’s website.

Photo credit: Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. The oldMissouri State Penitentiary, now a museum, in Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri. -03-19. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,