Missouri senator proposes bill to lengthen prison stays

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 | 4:17 p.m. CST; updated 8:51 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 24, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY – Before he even was sworn in as a state senator for his first term, Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, filed a bill to require criminals to serve prison terms closer to their actual sentences than is current practice.