|Intro:||A top Missouri House Republican disagrees with the Missouri Chief Justice's assessment of the state of the judiciary.|
Wrap: House Republican Speaker Pro Tem Bryan Pratt says if you're sent to prison, you should stay there.
|Description: "If you commit a crime, for which jail is a possibility, it is my opinion that you should go and spend time in jail."|
He disagrees with Missouri Chief Justice William Price, who said the state should save some money and release non-violent criminals from prison.
According to Pratt, there's no good reason to cut loose convicted felons.
|Description: "Even in tough budget times, letting prisoners out of prison, is not, should not be an alternative."|
Most Republicans like Pratt stayed in their seats throughout Price's address to the general assembly.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120, KMOX.
|Intro:||One of Missouri's House leaders says money shouldn't be an issue when it comes to keeping convicted felons behind bars.|
Wrap: Non violent criminals with drug and alcohol related convictions don't just need rehabilitation and counseling.
That's according to House Republican Speaker Pro Tem Bryan Pratt.
He says they need a lot more.
|Description: "If you have several DWI's and you've shown a reckless disregard for the law and maybe just gotten lucky and haven't killed anybody. . . you should go to jail."|