Algoa Correctional Center

Algoa Correctional Center is a minimum-security state prison for male inmates located in Jefferson City, Missouri. It can house approximately 1,600 inmates.This is the only prison for male inmates in Missouri that offers the InnerChange Freedom Initiative Program (IFI).

IFI is a program offered by prison fellowship ministries, and it begins during the last two years of incarceration. The purpose of the program is to prepare inmates for life after prison.

All Missouri inmates receive a JPay tablet during receiving and orientation. These tablets allow the inmate to send and receive emails, purchase music, movies, and games, access educational content, request services, and use offender phone services. 

The offenders must earn the right to purchase the premium and most desirable options on the tablet through good behavior. Research has shown that positive rewards lead to a safer environment for employees.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Algoa Correctional Center are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 9:30 am — 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm — 6:30 pm.

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at Algoa Correctional Center, you must fill out a visiting application and be approved by the Missouri Department of Corrections. You can access a visiting application by clicking here

Once completed, the form should be returned to the institution where the offender is incarcerated; do not send it to the offender.

Every offender who is not in the diagnostic process or a treatment program is allowed to have a maximum of 20 visitors on their approved visiting list. Because this number is limited, the offender makes the selection and may make changes twice each year during designated periods. 

Required Identification for Visit

All adult visitors are required to show a valid photo identification card, such as a current driver’s license or Department of Revenue identification card. Visitors aged 13 years and older are required to show a current school photo identification card that includes their name, or a valid federal or state government-issued identification card before admission to the visiting area. Visitors under 18 years old, unless married to the offender, must be accompanied by an authorized adult visitor.

Search of Visitors

In an effort to provide a safe and secure environment in which you and your family may visit, general searches of visitors are conducted. A metal detector may be used to detect weapons or other contraband. This may be completed by a walk-through metal detector or a hand-held wand, which is waved near the body.

Because the department maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding all illegal substances and introduction of contraband, staff may also ask you to submit to an Itemizer search. When tested with the Itemizer, the visitor will be given a towelette and asked to wipe it over their shirt front, pockets and palms of their hands. The towelette is then placed directly into a machine that immediately detects any possible traces of narcotics or explosives.

Allowed Items at Visit

Only coins for use in the vending machines and specific medical and infant supplies are allowed during visits. Gum, wallets, purses, and other items may not be brought to visits. 

Missouri law states that it is a criminal offense for any individual entering a correctional facility to bring in drugs, alcoholic beverages, any article an offender is not permitted to possess or firearm that may be used to endanger the safety and security of the facility, staff, or other offenders. Doing so may be a felony and can carry a punishment of up to 15 years in prison. 

It is important to remember that when visiting, you are required to abide by the department’s rules and regulations. When you enter prison grounds, you, your packages, your children and your vehicle are subject to search. Small lockers are available at most institutions to store your purses, wallets or keys, if necessary, however, it is requested you bring only necessary items and secure the rest in your vehicle.

Coins may be brought in a clear sandwich bag or transparent plastic pouch for use in the vending machine. 

Medications or medical equipment needed to maintain life, such as nitroglycerin, insulin, and insulin supplies, oxygen or asthma inhalers, may be taken into the facility in their original container and only in the necessary dosage for the visiting period. You should notify staff upon your arrival of the need for medication during visitation. If you have special medical equipment, such as a walker, wheelchair or surgically implanted metal hardware, you should provide a physician’s statement. Notice should be made in advance to the case manager to ensure staff are aware of your needs. 

When you bring a small infant or child, one clear carry-all for infant supplies is allowed. This bag may contain up to six diapers, one blanket, three clear plastic bottles of prepared infant beverage, one clear plastic no-spill toddler cup, three unopened vendor containers of baby food, one plastic pacifier, teether and/or rattle, one small plastic spoon, and one unopened package of baby wipes. These items may be searched.

Dress Code

Clothing should not be tight, transparent or revealing. It should not display gang, racial, inappropriate or inflammatory language or symbols and may not have a camouflage design. 

Skirts, dresses and shorts may be no shorter than two inches above the top of the kneecap. Wrap-around or slit skirts or dresses are not permitted. Holes or slits are not permitted in pants. Shirts, blouses and tops must cover the chest and stomach and have sleeves that cover the shoulders, without display of cleavage or midriff. 

Appropriate undergarments and shoes must be worn at all times. Undergarments with wire or metal supports are discouraged because you may be required to clear a metal detector. No headwear is allowed except for verified religious purposes and is subject to search.

Physical Address

Algoa Correctional Center
8501 No More Victims Road
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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General Phone Number

​(573) 751-3911

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Algoa Correctional Center
8501 No More Victims Road
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Family and friends of offenders incarcerated within the Missouri Department of Corrections are required to send pictures and personal correspondence in separate mailings. Any envelope received, which contains both pictures and personal correspondence, will be returned to the sender.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Algoa Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Missouri, please click here.

How to Send Money

Each offender has an account for personal funds that may be used to make purchases of phone time, clothing items, legal or writing supplies, small appliances, hygiene items, and snacks. Special regulations have been established for depositing funds to an offender’s account.

Note: it is important that you do not deposit money to other offender’s accounts. This is usually indicative of illegal activity or a way to get around established procedures and may result in disciplinary sanctions.

You may deposit funds into an offender’s account via electronic transfer through JPay. You can use their website or their mobile app to deposit money, or you can call 1-800-574-5729.

You also have the option to mail a money order or cashier’s check to be deposited to an offender’s account. It must be made payable to the Missouri Department of Corrections and be accompanied by a Department of Corrections deposit slip. Each offender has access to deposit forms and can send the slips to you at any time. All transactions should be forwarded to the following address:

Offender Finance Office
Missouri Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 1609
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Do not send personal mail, cards, stamps or photographs to the above address. The office processes money transactions only. It is important that you supply all information requested on the deposit slip in blue or black ink. If you have questions, call the Offender Finance Office at 573-526-6445.

Upon receipt by mail, deposits are normally completed within 1-3 business days but might take slightly longer, depending on a number of factors. The offender may check their balance and determine transaction, sender name and amount on a kiosk located inside the facility.

You can also deposit cash into an inmate’s account via MoneyGram. The receive code for Missouri DOC is 2439. You can learn more by clicking here.

Programs For Inmates

  • Puppies for Parole

Puppies for Parole operates through partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups statewide. In Puppies for Parole, selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs. Offenders teach dogs basic obedience skills and socialize them, making them more adoptable. Once the dogs have successfully completed the program, they are adopted through their original shelters.

  • Adult basic education (ABE)

ABE is an integral part of the rehabilitative process. Offenders who have not yet earned high school diplomas or equivalency certificates upon incarceration are required by statute to participate in adult basic education classes.

  • Special Education

The Missouri Department of Corrections ensures that offenders younger than 22 who have learning disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in appropriate educational services, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Each special education teacher provides appropriate education based on the needs of the offender student, as outlined in each individualized education program (IEP). Services include accommodations and modifications in classroom instruction and test taking to help students achieve academic success.

  • Higher Education

The Department of Corrections has partnerships with colleges and universities including Washington University, St. Louis University, Rockhurst University, and State Technical College of Missouri. Through these partnerships, offenders and staff have the opportunity to take college courses and earn credits toward a degree.

  • Vocational Classes

Algoa offers Automotive Mechanics, Basic Welding, Culinary Arts, and Introduction to Food Service

  • Mental Health Services

All offenders are evaluated during the intake process at the reception and diagnostic centers. Mental health screening and testing determine whether treatment is appropriate and what assistance offenders will need while incarcerated. Additionally, any offender may request mental health services at any time during incarceration.

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Restorative Justice
  • Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE)

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Careers at Algoa Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Algoa Correctional Center, you can find job listings by clicking here.