Northeast Correctional Center

The Northeast Correctional Center is a minimum/medium-security state prison for male inmates located in Bowling Green, Missouri. This facility opened in 1998 and can house approximately 2,100 inmates. 

In addition to the main facility, Northeast Correctional Center also has a 24-bed substance abuse treatment program.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Northeast 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 Northeast 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.

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. 

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

When you visit an inmate, you are allowed to bring in enough change to purchase sodas and snacks from the visiting room vending machines. Wallets, purses, electronics, and other items must be left in your vehicle or put in a locker.

All 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

Dress Code

Clothing should not be tight, transparent, or revealing. Do not wear clothing with gang, racial, inappropriate, or inflammatory language or symbols, 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.

Physical Address

Northeast Correctional Center
13698 Airport Road
Bowling Green, MO 63334

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General Phone Number

​(573) 324-9975

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Northeast Correctional Center
13698 Airport Road
Bowling Green, MO 63334

The Missouri DOC requires you to send pictures and personal correspondence in separate envelopes. If you mail both pictures and a letter together in one envelope, it will be returned.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Northeast 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

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

  • Restorative Justice

This program teaches offenders to take responsibility for their criminal behavior and to realize the negative impact their behavior has had on countless citizens including their own families. The program gives offenders the skills and opportunity to give back to their community.

  • Impact of Crime on Victims

Impact of Crime on Victims Class is a 40-hour class in which the objective is to help the offender recognize who their victims are and how they have impacted the victim’s life by committing their crime. The class is also to help the inmate understand how to take responsibility and be accountable for their wrong doing and to become victim conscious.

  • 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.

  • Puppies for Parole

Puppies for Parole operates through partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups state-wide. 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.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

This group presents a comprehensive program in regards to alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous. 

  • Vocational Training

Automotive Mechanics: Electrical systems; ignition systems; engine repair; steering and suspension systems; brakes; manual drive trains; automatic transmission; transaxle

Building Trades: Basic carpentry skills including: plumbing, framing, dry wall, paint, wall coverings, floors, doors, and windows; siding and insulation; concrete and tile work; electrical procedures and repairs

Commercial Vehicle Operator: Instruction that will lead to a commercial driver’s license; pre-trip inspections; super-10 transmission; driving

Professional Gardening: Introduction to greenhouse operation and management; plant science basics; landscape design elements; pest control

  • 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. 

The Department of Corrections provides substance use assessment services at the Northeast Correctional Center, which serve offenders mandated for treatment with ambulatory and other special needs that prevent their access to other programs. 

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Careers at Northeast Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Northeast Correctional Center, you can find out more information by clicking here