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| Adult Institutions | Addresses | Jefferson City Correctional Center |

Missouri State Penitentiary
(C-4 and C-5 male)
P.O. Box 597
631 State Street
Jefferson City, Mo. 65102
573-751-3224
David Dormire, Superintendent
Jefferson City Corredtional Center

The Missouri State Penitentiary, is the oldest continuously operating correctional institution west of the Mississippi River. It was authorized by the General Assembly in 1832 and received its first offender in 1836. One housing unit completed in 1868 is still in use today and is now on the Historic Register of Buildings. The institution is distinguished by a high limestone wall with 15 officer towers surrounding a 47-acre compound. It is a maximum security (C-5) institution housing nearly 2,000 male offenders. Due to its age and high maintenance costs JCCC is scheduled for replacement by a new facility near the Algoa Correctional Center in 2004.

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