Ozark Correctional Center

The Ozark Correctional Center is a minimum-security state prison and treatment facility for male inmates located in Fordland, Missouri. This facility can house approximately 740 inmates, and it operates a substance abuse treatment program that lasts between 12 and 24 months.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Ozark Correctional Center are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at Ozark 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

Visitors 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.

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. 
  • 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.

Physical Address

Ozark Correctional Center
929 Honor Camp Lane
Fordland, MO 65652

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hx5KffSKeLEx2nw6A

General Phone Number

​(417) 767-4491

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Ozark Correctional Center
929 Honor Camp Lane
Fordland, MO 65652

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, they will send it back to you without the inmate receiving it.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Ozark 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

The easiest and quickest option for sending money to an inmate at Ozark Correctional Center is 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

Please remember to supply all of the 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

  • 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.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

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

  • 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. Long-term substance use disorder treatment for chronic and progressive addictions is provided at Ozark Correctional Center.

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Careers at Ozark Correctional Center

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

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