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How Are Inmate Records in Missouri Created and Stored?

Inmate records in Missouri are created when someone is arrested, incarcerated, paroled, or enrolls in a reentry program. They are also created when any other event takes place in an inmate's life from the time they are arrested until they are set free. The first document created when someone is arrested is the RAP sheet. This form contains the person's demographic information and details about their crime. The Missouri Department of Corrections is the government agency which maintains and stores inmate records. These records are updated daily. They keep all inmate records online and accessible for the public to conduct inmate searches.

How to Find if Someone is in Jail or Prison in Missouri?

The state of Missouri makes it very easy to perform a Missouri inmate search and find someone in jail or prison. The Missouri Department of Corrections has an inmate locator right on their website. This feature is a dedicated website that links to the massive inmate records database for the state. The instructions for using it are as follows:

  1. Visit the Missouri Department of Corrections website .
  2. Scroll to the footer and choose the "Offender Web Search" link.
  3. You will need to verify that you are not a robot using the Captcha box.
  4. Enter the correct code and hit the "Proceed to Offender Web Search" button.
  5. Now you need to choose to enter either the DOC ID (prisoner ID) or their name.
  6. Read the disclaimer and warning and hit the "Search" button.
  7. Review the results which will show the DOC ID, name, date of birth, race, height, weight, and gender.
  8. You can click on the DOC ID to see further details about each inmate. The details will show a mug shot, crime information, and where they are located.

Additionally, if someone wanted information on another person's criminal history, arrest, or inmate records, they could use the Infotracer's search tool. With over 2 million records, it yields results including criminal history, arrest records, incarcerations, divorces, marriages, assets, and more.

What Does Missouri’s Prison System Look Like?

The Missouri prison system employs more than 11,000 employees who supervise 31,500 people in prison and 58,000 on parole and probation. The Missouri Department of Corrections is the agency in charge of the prison system. They claim: "We foster rehabilitation, treatment, and education to help ensure that justice-involved Missourians contribute to their communities, both inside and outside our walls." The prison system in Missouri is comprised of:

  • 21 state adult prisons
  • 8 Community release and transitional supervision centers
  • 5 juvenile detention centers
  • 2 federal prisons
  • 114 county jails

Did you Know?

  • 90% of prison inmates in Missouri are male, 10% female.
  • From 1979–80 to 2012–13, state and local government expenditures on corrections in Missouri increased by 282 percent (from $227,343,153 to $868,674,000).
  • As of 2016, there were 3,337 women in Missouri federal prisons.
  • Between 2007 and 2016, the Missouri prison population increased by 9%
  • Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000) in Missouri is 173, which is lower than national average of 450 by 62%.

Types of Jails/Prisons in Missouri

Missouri's Department of Corrections and Director Anne L. Precythe oversees the entire prison system for the state. They have twenty-one state prisons aimed at punishment and rehabilitation for inmates sentenced to custody. They also have eight community release and supervision centers to help inmates readjust to society. The state runs five juvenile detention centers that house youth offenders. They also have group homes for low-risk teens who are in trouble but require supervision. Missouri also has two federal prisons that house inmates who have broken federal laws. There are 114 counties in Missouri, and each has a Sheriff's Office with a county jail to hold pretrial detainees and recently arrested individuals.

How Many People are Locked up in Missouri?

Missouri’s prison system holds 32,461 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 32,106 residents are held in state prisons, 348 in federal prisons, 7 in juvenile correctional facilities.

Correctional Facilities: Totals:
Juvenile Correctional Facilities7
Federal Prisons348
State Prisons32,106

Missouri State Prisons

Missouri has twenty-one state prisons that cater to different demographics and inmate's requiring specific levels of custody. These facilities house more than 30,000 inmates. The Missouri state prison facilities include:

  • Algoa Correctional Center
  • Boonville Correctional Center
  • Chillicothe Correctional Center
  • Crossroads Correctional Center
  • Cremer Therapeutic Community Center
  • Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center. Farmington Correctional Center
  • Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center
  • Jefferson City Correctional Center
  • Kansas City Reentry Center
  • Moberly Correctional Center
  • Missouri Eastern Correctional Center
  • Maryville Treatment Center
  • Northeast Correctional Center
  • Ozark Correctional Center
  • Potosi Correctional Center
  • South Central Correctional Center
  • Southeast Correctional Center
  • Tipton Correctional Center
  • Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center

 

How to Search for State Prison Inmates in Missouri

The process for searching for a Missouri inmate in state prison is very simple. The Missouri Department of Corrections supplies an offender locator feature right on their website. Follow the detailed instructions below to find an inmate in Missouri state prison:

  1. Visit the Missouri Department of Corrections website .
  2. Scroll to the footer and choose the "Offender Web Search" link.
  3. You will need to verify that you are not a robot using the Captcha box.
  4. Enter the correct code and hit the "Proceed to Offender Web Search" button.
  5. Now you need to choose to enter either the DOC ID (prisoner ID) or their name.
  6. Read the disclaimer and warning and hit the "Search" button.
  7. Review the results which will show the DOC ID, name, date of birth, race, height, weight, and gender.
  8. You can click on the DOC ID to see further details about each inmate. The details will show a mug shot, crime information, and where they are located.

Missouri Federal Prisons

The state of Missouri also has two federal prison facilities to house and help rehabilitate federal inmates who have violated federal laws while inside the borders of Missouri. All federal prisons are overseen and managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB). The two federal prison facilities in Missouri are:

  • Springfield MCFP - an administrative security federal medical center housing 1,016 male offenders
  • St Louis RRM - residential reentry field office

 

Missouri's Federal Prison Population During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total375349334373340348
Male352325313346308318
Female232421273230

How to Search for an Inmate in a Missouri Federal Prison

The process for finding an inmate in federal prison in Missouri is different than finding someone in state prison. The federal prisons are all run and operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Therefore, anyone wanting to perform a Missouri inmate search for a prisoner in federal prison must contact the FOB directly. Since the FOB has a page for each facility, the person could also contact the facility directly. Each web page has contact details and information on how to send gifts, money, or visit federal inmates. The Federal Bureau of Prisons also has an offender locator feature on their main website.

Missouri County Jails

The state of Missouri has 114 counties. Each county has its own Sheriff's Office. These law enforcement agencies are in charge of local jails and detaining suspects until their trial. They also hold in custody inmates who have been sentenced by a judge for a short-term stint in jail rather than prison.

How to Perform a Missouri Jail Inmate Search

Performing a Missouri jail inmate search is pretty easy. Due to the fact that each jail is controlled by the county Sheriff's Office, all anyone needs to do is contact them directly. Some of the local Sheriff's Offices have a website with an offender locator on them, or they list the current jail residents. The state of Missouri makes it pretty easy to find someone incarcerated within the state.

Missouri Juvenile Detention Centers

The Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Youth Services (DYS) is the agency in charge of youth offenders. They have different types of rehabilitation and supervision for children who have committed crimes. First, they have several residential group homes (10 kids per house), and they also have secure care facilities for higher-risk and more dangerous offenders. Some of their youth facilities are low-security, and others are maximum-security.

Juvenile Population in Custody During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total1981312107
Male1981311107
Female000100

How to Search for Juvenile Detention Center Inmates

Although juvenile records are private and may not be accessed online through the search portals available, someone can locate an inmate in the DYS system by contacting the Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Youth Services directly. Friends, family, and authorized agents will be given access and information more freely. The DYS website has details on visitation, sending money or gifts and phone calls for inmates.

Missouri Release and Supervision Centers

Missouri has extensive community release, work-release, and supervision programs to help inmates transition out of prison and back into society. They have even established transitional units within each of the prisons below:

  • Algoa Correctional Center.
  • Boonville Correctional Center.
  • Chillicothe Correctional Center.
  • Farmington Correctional Center.
  • Maryville Treatment Center.
  • Moberly Correctional Center.
  • Missouri Eastern Correctional Center.
  • Northeast Correctional Center.
  • Tipton Correctional Center.
  • Western Missouri Correctional Center.
  • Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center.
  • Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center.

These centers allow inmates to obtain work, find housing, and start to engage with the community before they are released from prison.

How to Search for a Community Release/Supervision Center Inmate in Missouri

The transitional units and reentry programs, as well as supervision centers, are all integrated with the Missouri Department of Corrections' database. Therefore, it is easy to find an inmate located in a Missouri transitional center or work-release program. Simply follow the instructions below to perform a Missouri inmate search:

  1. Visit theMissouri Department of Corrections website.
  2. Scroll to the footer and choose the "Offender Web Search" link.
  3. You will need to verify that you are not a robot using the Captcha box.
  4. Enter the correct code and hit the "Proceed to Offender Web Search" button.
  5. Now you need to choose to enter either the DOC ID (prisoner ID) or their name.
  6. Read the disclaimer and warning and hit the "Search" button.
  7. Review the results which will show the DOC ID, name, date of birth, race, height, weight, and gender.
  8. You can click on the DOC ID to see further details about each inmate. The details will show a mug shot, crime information, and where they are located.

Why are People Incarcerated in Missouri?

Missouri has a total of 58,000 people incarcerated within the state. Of that total, about 32,000 are in state prison, 11,000 reside in local jails, 6,700 are federal prisons, 950 are in juvenile detention, and another 650 are in mental institutions for treatment. Thirty-seven percent of inmates in Missouri committed violent crimes. Another 24% committed non-violent crimes against another person. Nineteen percent are in prison because of drug charges, and 15.7% are behind bars due to child abuse or sex crimes.

Missouri’s Incarceration Rate and Statistics

Missouri’s incarceration rate for year-end 2016 under state prison or local jail jurisdiction per 100,000 population was 532, which is higher than an average incarceration rate by 18%. The number of Missouri prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 32,461, from which 10% were female prisoners, whereas the number of male prisoners was 29,124 in 2016.

2011201220132014201520162017
Total512518521526531532532
Male958965968967973971970
Female848890100105107109

Where Do Missouri Inmates Go When They are Released?

Missouri has special units in twelve of their facilities to house inmates who are transitioning out of prison. These short-term facilities allow inmates to have a place to live while they get a job, reacquaint with family and friends, and begin to build a life outside of prison. Other inmates who do not move to transitional housing will simply go home when they are released.

How Does Parole Work in Missouri?

Parole is offered to inmates who have served a portion of their sentence and behaved well while in prison. The Missouri parole board reviews the progress of all inmates to determine if they are a danger to society before releasing them. Once released on parole, the inmate must be supervised for a number of months or years. If they fail to comply with the rules set by the parole board, they will go back to prison to serve out their sentence.

Parole Population

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Parole Population: 17,792
Entries: 13,255
Exits: 13,120
Change in 2016: 0%

How Does Someone Get Probation in Missouri?

An offender may get a sentence of probation in Missouri when they are a first-time offender or an upstanding member of society who is low-risk. A judge may sentence them to this supervisory program rather than sending them to prison. Probation allows the offender the option to live free but with some strict rules, including checking in regularly with their probation officer. The state of Missouri has a robust probation program and supervises about 58,000 people.

Probation Statistics

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Probation Population: 43,799
Entries: 25,127
Exits: 26,090
Change in 2016: -2%

Missouri Department of Corrections

  • Address: 2729 Plaza Drive
    P.O. Box 236
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
  • Phone: Main Number:
    (573) 751-2389

    For media inquiries:
    (573) 522-1118
  • Fax: (573) 751-4099
  • Email: doc.media@doc.mo.gov
  • Website: https://doc.mo.gov/

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