Detention Facilities Oversight Board

The Board advises the Mayor, Corrections and Public Safety regarding detention facility operations, conditions of detention, and Division of Corrections policies.

Overview

The Detention Facility Oversight Board (DFOB) serves as an advisory body to the Mayor, Commissioner of Corrections and the Director of Public Safety with regard to detention facility operations, conditions of detention, and Division of Corrections policies. The DFOB receives complaints of alleged corrections misconduct and detention incidents, issues subpoenas to require the attendance of witnesses or production of documents, and is granted access to city detention facilities upon request to obtain information and make findings and recommendations.

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Meeting Materials

Detention Facilities Oversight Board Meeting February 12, 2024
Detention Facilities Oversight Board Meeting January 29, 2024
Detention Facilities Oversight Board Meeting November 13, 2023
Detention Facilities Oversight Board Meeting October 9, 2023
Detention Facilities Oversight Board Meeting October 2, 2023

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Board Members

Showing 6 active board members (maximum 9)
Name Role End Date
Darryl Gray Chairperson 01/20/2025
Pamela (Pam) Walker Member 01/20/2025
James Dahm, Jr. Member 01/20/2024
Serving Beyond Term
Thomas Lawson Member 01/20/2023
Serving Beyond Term
Ornetha Lewis-Walls Member 01/20/2023
Serving Beyond Term
Hillary Stuckey Member 01/20/2023
Serving Beyond Term

Terms

All Board members are appointed for three-year terms. No member shall serve on the DFOB for more than 2 consecutive three year terms provided, however; an initial member appointed for a term of less than three years and members appointed to finish the unexpired term of another member shall be eligible to serve two consecutive, full three year terms.

Public Statements

Detention Facility Oversight Board Public Statement about Division Of Corrections Obstruction
The Detention Facilities Oversight Board by motion has approved the following statement regarding its progress towards its assigned mission since its swearing in on July 17, 2022 and pursuant to its obligation to provide notice that its work is being impeded under the Ordinances described below

About the Board

The Detention Facility Oversight Board (DFOB) serves as an advisory body to the Mayor, Commissioner of Corrections and the Director of Public Safety with regard to detention facility operations, conditions of detention, and Division of Corrections policies.

The Board:

  • receives complaints of alleged corrections misconduct and detention incidents
  • issues subpoenas to require the attendance of witnesses or production of documents
  • is granted access to city detention facilities upon request in order to obtain information and make findings and recommendations, including recommendations regarding Division of Corrections' policy and procedures, employee professional development, and employee disciplinary action

The board was established by City Ordinance 71430 and is supported by Board Bill Number 47.

Civilian Oversight

bonnerr@stlouis-mo.gov

(314) 657-1600

1520 Market Street, Room 4029
St. Louis, MO 63103

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

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