|Missouri Probation and Parole Board Chairman appointed|
|By Jim Montalto, News Editor|
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Steve Long, the MODOC’s Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services director has been tapped to be Missouri’s Probation and Parole Board Chairman. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending August. 28, 2012.
"Steve Long brings 32 years of Department of Corrections experience to this position," says Missouri Governor Matt Blunt. "He has a vast knowledge of corrections and is committed to public safety. I am pleased he has agreed to lead this very important board."
Long began his corrections career in 1975 when he joined the Moberly Correctional Center as a CO. He was promoted to Institutional Activities Coordinator in August 1975, then became a social service trainee in 1976; a corrections caseworker in 1977; and a casework supervisor in 1980.
In 1983, he became Missouri Eastern Correctional Center’s Associate Superintendent, and then served as assistant director for the Division of Adult Institutions from 1986 to 2006.
Long has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Truman State University.
Missouri’s Probation and Parole Board determines parole eligibility and release conditions. It also supervises approximately 69,000 Missouri individuals on probation and parole. The board reports to the governor all applications for pardons, commutations of sentence, reprieves or restorations of citizenship.
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