The Missouri Department of Corrections had a challenging year, marked by staffing shortages and offender unrest. While tackling these issues, we launched new partnerships and education programs, reinvigorated staff training and team-building, and made serious progress in implementing a strategic plan to improve lives for a safer Missouri. Take a look at just a few things we accomplished in 2018 »
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.