WHEREAS, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Corrections was established by Governor Bob Holden on April 1, 2003, by Executive Order 03-11; and

WHEREAS, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Corrections has fulfilled its objective and assisted in strengthening the Missouri Department of Corrections’ grievance procedures; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Corrections has further enhanced its operating policies and procedures for contemporary issues and needs since the inception of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Corrections; and

WHEREAS, no appointments have been made to the Citizens Advisory Committee on Corrections since 2012; and

WHEREAS, Governor Bob Holden signed Executive Order 02-05 on March 19, 2002; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 02-05 required the Department of Natural Resources, The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Department of Conservation to ensure coordination between state agencies in the development of administrative rules; and

WHEREAS, that function is fulfilled through Section 536.175, RSMo and Executive Order 17-03, rendering the requirements of Executive Order 02-05 duplicative and unnecessary; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 05-06 was signed by Governor Matt Blunt on January 24, 2005; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 05-06 was intended to prevent offenders serving sentences within the Missouri Department of Corrections from playing video games with violent content; and

WHEREAS, the role and use of technology throughout the State of Missouri has changed significantly since 2005, and media players can be an effective tool to improve institutional and staff safety by providing offenders with constructive and educational activities, as well as enhance rehabilitative services by affording offenders additional educational and vocational opportunities:

NOW THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL L. PARSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, hereby order that Executive Order 03-11 and Executive Order 02-05 are hereby terminated, and order that Executive Order 05-06 remains in full-force and effect, but does not apply to media available on offender media players, where the content satisfies all departmental censorship requirements and does not negatively impact officer safety or institutional security.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 7th day of January, 2021.

[Michael L. Parson’s signature]


[Jay Ashcroft’s signature]

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