Missouri program leads nation in cutting inmate population

Monday, July 30, 2007 | 2:00 p.m. CDT; updated 3:55 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

FARMINGTON — Missouri is leading the nation in reducing its inmate population, thanks to changes in recent years designed to get offenders back on their feet, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday.