Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center
The Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center is a maximum-security state prison for male inmates located in Fulton, Missouri. It can house a capacity of 1,508 inmates. This is an intake and classification facility for male inmates in central Missouri.
In addition to the main facility, there is also a 38-bed substance abuse treatment center on campus. Family orientation meetings are offered once a month for the families of first-time offenders, and you can find out more information about this program by contacting the facility directly.
Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Visiting hours at the Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 am — 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm — 6:30 pm.
Inmates who are still in the diagnostics unit (the first 30-60 days) are only allowed one two-hour visit every 30 days.
Before you can visit an inmate at Fulton, 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.
General Visiting Rules
All adult visitors are required to bring a photo ID, like a current driver’s license or Department of Revenue identification card. Visitors 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.
All visitors are subject to a search. 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
Visitors are allowed to bring in enough change to purchase sodas and snacks from the visiting room vending machines.
Specific medical and infant supplies are also allowed during visits. However, gum, wallets, purses, electronics, and other items must be left in your vehicle or put in a locker.
Coins must be brought in a clear sandwich bag or transparent plastic pouch for use in the vending machines.
Medications or medical equipment needed to maintain life 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
Inmates may be approved for special “food visits” once or twice a year where the family may bring food from outside vendors so that an inmate can share a meal with their family. The food visit schedule is available from your inmate or their case worker.
- 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 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.
Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center
1393 Highway O
Fulton, MO 65251
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General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center
P.O. Box 190, State Route O
Fulton, MO 65251
The Missouri DOC requires you to send pictures and personal correspondence in separate envelopes. If you mail both pictures and personal correspondence together in one envelope, it will be returned.
How to Call an Inmate
You can’t call an inmate at the Fulton Reception & Diagnostic 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 a personal account that can be used to buy items from the prison canteen. You can electronically deposit funds into an inmate’s account through JPay. Your options include 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 inmate 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)
Offenders who have not yet earned high school diplomas or equivalency certificates upon incarceration are required to participate in adult basic education classes.
- 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.
- 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. ITCs offer 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. The department partners with the Department of Mental Health's Division of Behavioral Health to provide treatment services in the community for offenders and facilitate the continuity of care from institutions to treatment and recovery support services in community settings. Short-term treatment (approximately 84 days) is provided at Fulton.
The Department of Corrections provides substance use assessment services at Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center, which serves offenders mandated for treatment with ambulatory and other special needs that prevent their access to other programs.
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