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Boonville Correctional Center is a minimum-security state prison for male inmates located in Boonville, Missouri. It can house approximately 1,300 inmates, most of who are young, first-time offenders.
Boonville Correctional Center was built in 1889, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was formerly the Missouri Training School for Boys. The facility was transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1983.
All Missouri inmates receive a JPay tablet when they enter a Missouri DOC facility. 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 at Boonville Correctional Center are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Before you can visit an inmate at Boonville 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.
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
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.
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.
When you enter prison grounds, you, your packages, your children and your vehicle are subject to search. Small lockers are available 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, 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:
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.
Boonville Correctional Center
1216 East Morgan Street
Boonville, MO 65233-1300
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8Z1gbvBJR5KNr1VQ7
Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Boonville Correctional Center
1216 East Morgan Street
Boonville, MO 65233-1300
The Missouri DOC requires you 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.
You can’t call an inmate at the Boonville 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.
Each inmate has an account for personal funds that can be used to buy items from the prison canteen. 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 DOC deposit slip. Each offender has access to deposit forms and can send the slips to you at any time. All money orders must be sent to the following address:
Offender Finance Office
Missouri Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 1609
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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.
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.
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.
Inmates who are 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. Services include accommodations and modifications in classroom instruction and test taking to help students achieve academic success.
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.
Boonville offers Basic Welding, Electric Wiring Technology, and Heavy Equipment Operator
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.
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.
Institutional treatment centers (ITC) provide structured comprehensive substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated, parole, and probation violators. Boonville’s ITC offers a more therapeutic alternative to traditional incarceration. Offenders are held accountable for their behavior and are required to successfully complete treatment interventions prior to release.
Short-term treatment (approximately 84 days) is provided at Boonville.
If you are interested in a career with the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Boonville Correctional Center, you can find job listings by clicking here.