Gardens and Food Donations

Missouri was one of the first states to offer reparative activities in all of its adult institutions. Each offender is given the opportunity to participate while incarcerated.


The Department of Corrections cultivates restorative justice gardens in its institutions. Staff members work with offenders to grow produce. The 2017 growing season yielded more than 133 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables for donation to Missouri food banks, shelters, senior centers, schools and other organizations.

Restorative Justice Gardens