State to Stop Licensing Felon Bail Bondsmen
The arrest of Virgil Jackson prompted a review of the Missouri Department of Insurance's practice of licensing felons to work as bond agents, who charge a fee to post a bond to bail a customer out of jail. The practice appeared to be in violation of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that says felons cannot do that kind of job. The department also has taken away the license of a bond agent who remained licensed while serving time in a federal prison.
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