Tipton Correctional Center

The Tipton Correctional Center is a minimum-security state prison for male inmates located in Tipton, Missouri. It opened in 1913 and can house approximately 1,200 inmates in their open bay dormitories. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

Visiting Applications

You must fill out a visitor application before you can visit an inmate at Tipton Correctional Center. 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

You must bring a photo ID, like a current driver’s license or state identification card. Visitors, 13 years and older, are required to bring a current school photo identification card that includes their name, or a valid federal or state government-issued identification card.

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 change to purchase drinks and snacks from the visiting room vending machines. All 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. 

When you bring a small infant or child, one clear carry-all for infant supplies is allowed. This bag may contain 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, and one unopened package of baby wipes

Dress Code

All clothing should be modest and family-friendly. Do not wear anything form-fitting, see-through, or revealing. Other rules include:

  • 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

Tipton Correctional Center
619 North Osage Avenue
Tipton, MO 65081

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/BCgaWxZDyoMHQPa39

General Phone Number

​(660) 433-2031

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Tipton Correctional Center
619 North Osage Avenue
Tipton, MO 65081

The rules at the Missouri DOC require that you 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

Inmates at Tipton Correctional Center can’t receive calls, 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 Tipton Correctional Center is through JPay. You can use their website or their mobile app to deposit money, or you can call 1-800-574-5729.

There is also the option of mailing a money order or cashier’s check. It must be made payable to the Missouri Department of Corrections and be accompanied by a DOC deposit slip. All inmates have 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

Write 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

The Department of Corrections Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services provides education services in classroom settings. Adult education serves offender students whose skill levels range from early elementary to high school in the areas of reading, math, language, science, and social studies. 

Correctional education provides small classes, enabling each teacher to tailor lessons to the offender students at appropriate levels. The education program follows the guidelines set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, using the Test of Adult Basic Education as the official assessment tool and the HiSET as the official high school equivalency test.

  • 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.

  • Vocational Classes

Manufacturing Technology: Safety; quality/measurement, manufacturing processes, and maintenance awareness

  • Impact of Crime on Victims

Impact of Crime on Victims Class is a 40-hour class that aims to help the inmate 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.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

A comprehensive program that deals with alcoholism.

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Careers at Tipton Correctional Center

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