Chillicothe Correctional Center

Chillicothe Correctional Center is a mixed-security state prison for female inmates located in Chillicothe, Missouri. This facility opened in 2008 and has the capacity to house approximately 1,740 inmates. It also has a 256-bed substance abuse treatment program.

All female inmates in the state of Missouri go through receiving and orientation at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center in Vandalia. Then, inmates who are from the western part of the state are transferred to Chillicothe. This facility also houses the majority of the female inmates in the state who are serving life sentences. 

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.

Notable inmates at Chillicothe Correctional Center include Gypsy Rose Blanchard. In 2016, she pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder for the stabbing death of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Her story was made famous in the HBO documentary Mommy Dead & Dearest, which revealed that Dee Dee had Munchausen’s By Proxy and Gypsy was her victim. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at Chillicothe Correctional Center, you must fill out a visiting application and be approved by the Missouri Department of Corrections. You can access the online visiting application by clicking here. If you prefer a paper application, you will have to ask your inmate to mail you one.

Required Identification for Visit

All adult visitors are required to show photo ID, 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. 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.

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 
  • One unopened package of baby wipes

Dress Code

  • Clothing should not be tight, transparent, or revealing. 
  • No gang, racial, inappropriate or inflammatory language or symbols are allowed and clothing 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, 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

Chillicothe Correctional Center
3151 Litton Road
Chillicothe, MO 64601

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​(660) 646-4032

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Chillicothe Correctional Center
3151 Litton Road
Chillicothe, MO 64601

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.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Chillicothe 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 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.

Programs For Inmates

  • 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

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.

  • 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

Chillicothe offers Business Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Customer Service Representative, and Professional Gardening

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Institutional treatment centers (ITC) provide structured comprehensive substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated, parole and probation violators. Chillicothe’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. 

Long-term substance use disorder treatment (12 months and six months) for chronic and progressive addictions is provided at Chillicothe Correctional Center.

  • Restorative Justice
  • Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE)

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Careers at Chillicothe Correctional Center

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