About the Missouri Department of Corrections


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The Missouri Department of Corrections works to make Missouri safer. Throughout the state, our 10,000 employees supervise 23,000 people in 19 institutions and 52,000 on probation and parole. We foster rehabilitation, treatment and education to help ensure that justice-involved Missourians contribute to their communities, both inside and outside our walls. About 96 percent of people who enter the prison system ultimately are released into Missouri cities and towns. We want to make sure they’re good neighbors.


Improving Lives for Safer Communities


Excellence in Corrections for a Safer Missouri


We value safe work environments, a capable workforce and reduced risk and recidivism.
We value integrity and respect.
We value supportive leadership.
We value employee participation and teamwork.

Strategic Plan

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Missouri Department of Corrections is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


2729 Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 236
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-2389
TTY: 800-735-2966
Fax: 573-526-0800