A Year of Innovation

19 Things the Missouri Department of Corrections Did in 2019

Collage of photos showing highlights from the year.
In 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections deepened our commitment to the mission of improving lives for safer communities. Corrections teams throughout the state helped cultivate a better situation for citizens. We rescued Missourians from life-threatening dangers, helped save towns from disasters, prepared new workers for the job market, empowered women to take control of their future and launched money-saving innovations. Take a look at some highlights from 2019.


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.