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Judicial Conference Plenary Sessions

A Civil Rights 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemoration: the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Trials

Wednesday, September 10
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
1.5 MCLE Hours

Mr. Jones, serving as the lead federal prosecutor, speaks of his successful prosecution of the historic “cold case” involving the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in which two former Ku Klux Klansmen were convicted almost forty years after the crimes were committed. In the case, four young African-American girls were killed during a Sunday morning church service in the most heinous act of the Civil Rights Movement. As a result of the efforts of Mr. Jones and his team of investigators and prosecutors, two men, Tommy Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry, were convicted of murder in those cases and each sentenced to life in prison.

G. Douglas Jones, Jones & Hawley, PC, Birmingham, Alabama

Puppies for Parole

Wednesday, September 10
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
0.9 MCLE Hours

Since early 2010, the Missouri Department of Corrections Puppies for Parole programs and their partnering shelters have trained and found forever homes for more than 2,500 dogs across Missouri. Many have been saved from euthanization. Selected offenders receive training from a volunteer trainer(s) and train dogs in House rules and socialization skills. We like to say it is a win-win-win situation. Communities win, dogs win and offenders win! Many of these castaway dogs have special skills. They have been trained to be therapy dogs, helper dogs, search and rescue dogs and even a courtroom dog! Learn how our P4P and Advanced P4P programs work, about our partnership with COMTREA and meet Natalie, our first courtroom dog trained through P4P.

Cyndi PruddenDeputy Director, Division of Adult Institutions, Department of CorrectionsJefferson City 
Judy Finnegan, Vice President, COMTREA, Hillsboro
Hon. Lisa Page, 23rd Judicial Circuit, Hillsboro

Earned Compliance Credit

Wednesday, September 10
3:45 pm - 4:30 p.m.
0.9 MCLE Hours

The Missouri Department of Corrections will open the floor for any questions relative to the Earned Compliance Credit statute.

Matt Briesacher, Legal Counsel, Department of Corrections, Jefferson City
Julie KempkerChief State Supervisor, Probation and Parole, Jefferson City
Kelly DillsParole Board Operations Manager, Probation and ParoleJefferson City