Office of the Director
Anne L. Precythe, Acting Director
Missouri Governor Eric R. Greitens nominated Anne L. Precythe to the Director of the Department of Corrections on Dec. 23, 2016. Precythe became the seventh director to lead the department since Corrections became its own cabinet-level state agency in 1981.
Precythe brings nearly 30 years of service as a corrections professional into her role as director. Before becoming the second woman director for the Missouri Department of Corrections, Precythe served as the Director of Community Corrections in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. She was employed with the Division of Community Corrections in North Carolina since 1988 as a Probation/Parole Officer in Duplin County. In 1999, Anne transitioned into a Quality Assurance role where she assisted managers in using data to manage operations, and in 2003, was promoted to Lead Community Corrections Analyst supervising all quality assurance personnel and leading the agency in effective case management strategies. In January 2006, Precythe was promoted to the position of Interstate Compact Administrator and named Deputy Commissioner to the Interstate Compact. In 2007, she became a national trainer with the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision office out of Kentucky. In 2008, she was presented with the National Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision Executive Director’s Award. She was active with the National Commission, serving as the Chair of the Training Committee and sat on the Executive Committee as well. In January 2010, she assumed the responsibility of EBP Project Implementation Manager for the Division of Community Corrections, and in August 2011, became the Supervision Services Administrator, which also includes oversight of the sex offender management program, technology services, in-service training and all DCC programs (TECS, Transitional Housing, Community Intervention Centers, DART, Black Mountain, Drug Screening and labs, etc) and services. In 2015, Anne was appointed by United States Attorney, Eric Holder to the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board, representing all of Community Corrections across the country.
As Director of Corrections, Precythe is responsible for the 21 adult correctional facilities, six community supervision centers, a community release center, and more than 40 probation and parole offices across the State of Missouri. This includes more than 11,000 staff, 59,000 probationers and parolees, and more than 30,000 inmates.
Office of the General Counsel
The attorneys in the general counsel's office provide a broad range of legal services to employees in all four divisions. Among other duties, they provide general legal counsel and legal services to the department's executive staff; provide legal advice concerning the administration of prisons and the supervision of probationers and parolees; provide legal advice in all areas of employee relations, including discipline of employees; review contracts and interagency agreements; review and draft legislative proposals; respond to subpoenas (for employees and/or records) and other requests for records; advise records officers and parole analysts regarding criminal sentences; respond to court orders relating to the transportation or release of prisoners; represent department officials at various administrative hearings; provide litigation assistance to attorneys with the Attorney General's Office; and review department policies and procedures.
The Office of the General Counsel also houses the department's Prison Rape Elimination Act Coordinator. The PREA Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the agency's efforts to comply with the PREA standards in all of its facilities. PREA website
The Public Information Office addresses inquiries from the news media, the general public, and other interested parties. This office also generates department publications, videos and promotes department activities.
You may contact our Public Information Office at 573-522-1118 or by email at [email protected].
For all other inquiries, please call 573-751-2389 and ask for the department’s Constituent Services section or visit our Contact Us page where you can find email information.
The Office of the Inspector General is charged with objectively examining department operations. This is accomplished through the Investigations Unit and the Intelligence Unit. The Office of Inspector General is the investigative arm of the department and conducts investigations in response to reports of suspected violation of statute and department policy and procedure. The Intelligence Unit is responsible for developing, implementing, administering strategic programs, and filtering intelligence information.
The Missouri Department of Corrections' Investigation Unit investigates violations of Missouri State Law and serious violations of Department procedure at all Department of Corrections facilities across the state. The unit consisting of 3 Investigation Managers, 6 Investigator III's and 21 Investigator II's, works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement to ensure criminal violators are prosecuted.
The Missouri Department of Corrections' Intelligence Unit is charged with gathering, analyzing, documenting and disseminating intelligence occurring within Missouri prisons. The unit consists of one Investigations Analyst and 17 Investigator I's.
All investigators are experienced professionals who have held a variety of positions in the law enforcement community. Investigators are chosen from the Missouri Merit Register, based on education, experience and character.
You may contact the Office of Inspector General at 573-526-6504 or by email at [email protected].
- Central Region Investigations
- Eastern Region Investigations
- Western Region Investigations