Disturbance at Jefferson City Correctional Center

At 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, approximately 25 offenders engaged in multiple altercations on a recreation yard outside a housing unit at Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. Two staff members were injured; one was treated at a local medical center and released, and the other declined medical treatment. Four offenders also required outside treatment for injuries, while several were treated for minor injuries on site. All offenders were evaluated by medical staff and then escorted to administrative segregation. A facility-wide lockdown was in effect until Wednesday, May 25. Two housing units remain on lockdown.


A major assault is defined as:

  • Causing physical injury to another, either with or without a weapon or through the use of any substance, instrument or device, requiring urgent and immediate medical treatment more extensive than mere first aid.

  • Causing a person to come into contact with or throwing or projecting feces or body fluids.

  • Subjecting a staff member without consent to physical contact by kissing or touching the sexual parts.

A minor assault is defined as:

  • Causing non-serious physical injury by striking another, which may result in minor first aid being administered.
  • Using a non-dangerous object or substance; or by any other physically aggressive act.
  • Subjecting a staff member to any physical contact without consent.