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Honor & Privilege

With help from ACC staff, Honor Dorm residents are finding success — and the program is garnering accolades.

A team of 11 staff members and house dog Honor in the Algoa Correctional Center Honor Dorm.

The team at Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City has taken the concept of prison honor dorms to a new level, building a multifaceted incentive-based program that challenges residents to engage in pro-social behaviors and take responsibility for themselves, their homes, and their communities — inside and outside prison walls. The unit boasts amenities including study room and a kitchen, and residents get privileges such as special family visit days. Conduct violations have plummeted facility-wide, staffing patterns have been streamlined, morale has improved for residents and staff, and the team behind the project has earned the Governor's Award for Quality and Productivity.

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Improving Lives for Safer Communities

In the Missouri Department of Corrections, we foster public safety, health and wellness. We support victims and give back to people in need. We facilitate treatment, education and job training to equip justice-involved Missourians with the skills they need to contribute to the state’s communities, inside and outside our walls. About 96 percent of people who enter prison return to Missouri cities and towns. We want to make sure they're good neighbors.

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