The Missouri Department of Corrections said there will be no change in the parole process in Missouri in response to many inquiries the Office of Victim Services has received about the early release of offenders during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The Missouri Department of Corrections said there will be no change in the parole process in Missouri in response to many inquiries the Office of Victim Services has received about the early release of offenders during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

In a statement today, the department said it has implemented procedures to protect staff and offenders during the current crisis, and there are currently no offenders who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

All offenders scheduled for release will be released on time. No additional releases or mass releases are planned in response to COVID-19, according to the department.