Limited Visiting to Restart at Kansas City Reentry Center Aug. 21

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Aug. 19, 2020

Dear Family and Friends:

As the Missouri Department of Corrections has completed mass COVID-19 testing among offenders and staff at all state prisons and will begin a gradual return to more normal operations at sites where there are no cases of COVID-19. 

We plan to resume visiting, with restrictionswith 1-hour spots available three days per week, Friday through Sunday, starting Aug. 21 at: 
  • Kansas City Reentry Center (KCRC) in Kansas City
Visiting continues, with 2-hour spots available four days per week, Thursday through Sunday, at:  
  • Jefferson City Correctional Center (JCCC) in Jefferson City
  • Algoa Correctional Center (ACC) in Jefferson City
  • Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) in Moberly- STARTING AUG. 20
  • Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC) in Cameron - STARTING AUG. 20
  • Tipton Correctional Center (TCC) in Tipton - STARTING AUG. 27
Visiting continues, Saturdays and Sundays only, at: 
  • Maryville Treatment Center (MTC) in Maryville

Visiting is suspended at South Central Correctional Center (SCCC) and all other Missouri Department of Corrections facilities until further notice.

All visitors must call the facility to schedule an appointment.

Contact information is available on our website. Ask to speak to the staff member in charge of the visiting schedule. Spots are limited. The visiting rooms will be open at only 30% capacity, so you must schedule your appointment in advance.

Several new restrictions are in place to protect the health and safety of your loved ones and corrections staff. These restrictions are based on recommendations from offender councils. 

KCRC visits are restricted to one hour per visit.

Visits at all other facilities last up to two hours.

  • All visitors must pass COVID-19 screening with a temperature check prior to entering the check-in area; anyone who does not pass the screening will not be allowed to enter
  • Any visitor exhibiting signs of illness may be turned away
  • Maximum of 2 visitors per offender
  • Maximum of 2 visits per month
  • No minors under the age of 18
  • Any visitor or offender with a serious underlying medical condition should refrain from visiting
  • All visitors, staff and offenders will be required to wear a face cover or mask while in the visiting area; visitors must bring their own face covers
  • Face covers will be inspected/searched for contraband and must be lowered when entering/exiting for identification purposes
  • No contact between visitor and offender; no entrance/exit embrace or kiss; no contact at the table
  • Visitors may use beverage vending machines only. No drink sharing is allowed. One person at a time at the vending machine, which will be cleaned after each use.
  • No food vending, microwaves, water fountains or sink areas may be used
  • No offender on quarantine status will be allowed to visit
  • No games may be checked out
  • Children’s areas remain closed
  • No pictures
  • Visiting rooms will be at 30% capacity, and each offender’s visitor(s) will be spaced apart from other visitors

Standard visiting room rules still apply. Please review them.

The most important component of reopening visiting and keeping it open is you. If visitors help keep the virus out, visiting can continue. Make smart health decisions. Follow social distancing guidelines and other recommendations. Wash your hands. Avoid crowds. Stay home if you are sick. We encourage everyone who plans to visit a loved one to get tested for the virus within seven days of a planned visit. Testing sites are located throughout the state.

The department and offenders’ families and friends are partners in protecting the health and safety of incarcerated Missourians and prison staff. We must all work together to keep everyone safe during this public health crisis.

Dates for resuming visiting at other facilities have not yet been set. If you have a loved one in a Missouri Department of Corrections facility, please sign up to receive email or text alerts here. Enter your email address or cell phone number, and select "Family & Friends" in the topics menu.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.