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.

    Family Resources

    Library Services

    The Department of Corrections provides offenders with library services to support their educational, recreational, legal and informational needs.

    Missouri DOC libraries are modeled after public library collections. Legal resources are also provided and fulfill the requirements mandated by law. Legal reference assistance is free to offenders.

    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.