Division of Adult Institutions

The Division of Adult Institutions is responsible for management of the state's 21 correctional centers. The Division of Adult Institutions has developed an inmate classification system to enhance safety and security for all staff, offenders, and visitors at an institution. The classification system is based on several factors including: length of sentence, type of crime, and an offender's individual needs for specialized programs and services.

Citizens Advisory Committee

The department utilizes a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) comprised of 13 private citizens appointed by the governor to evaluate grievances filed by offenders. The CAC makes recommendations to the Department of Corrections for the resolution of those grievances as specified in the department's offender grievance procedure. The CAC meets on a monthly basis at various correctional facilities and conducts on-site inspections.

Religious/ Spiritual Programming

Religious/ Spiritual Programming facilitates the practice of religious faith and encourages the development of personal spirituality among offenders. Department chaplains coordinate religious programming, recruit & supervise religious volunteers, and offer spiritual counseling and support.

For more information on chaplaincy services, becoming a religious/ spiritual volunteer, or to learn how you or your religious organization can support inmate success please contact Religious/Spiritual Programming, P.O. Box 236, Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573) 526-6489.

Family Resources