Western Missouri Correctional Center

The Western Missouri Correctional Center is a minimum/medium-security state prison for male inmates located in Cameron, Missouri. It was opened in 1988 and can house 1988 inmates. 

 In 2019, the adjacent Crossroads Correctional Center, a maximum-security facility, was closed. One side of the Western Missouri Correctional Center was converted to maximum-security and received many of the inmates who were housed at Crossroads.

On the minimum-security side, the inmates are housed in open bay dormitories which house approximately 100 to 150 inmates each. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Western Missouri 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 Western Missouri 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

All adult visitors are required to bring a photo ID, like a current driver’s license or state identification card. Visitors, 13 years and older, are required to show a current school photo ID 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

You are allowed to bring change in a clear sandwich bag or transparent pouch to buy drinks 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.

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

Western Missouri Correctional Center
609 East Pence Road
Cameron, MO 64429

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/1ULiUepXqW5S8gLfA

General Phone Number

​(816) 632-1390

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Western Missouri Correctional Center
609 East Pence Road
Cameron, MO 64429

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 Western 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 Western 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

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

  • 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 Missouri DOC has partnerships with colleges and universities throughout the state, 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

Residential Plumbing: Maintaining and repairing plumbing systems; identification of fittings, joining copper tubing and steel pipe; setting plumbing fixtures; plastic pipe; steel pipe and fittings; National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum

Outdoor Power Equipment: Servicing small engines ignition systems; engine overhauls; drivetrain systems; electrical wiring systems; fuel systems

Modern Cabinetry and Construction: General woodworking; wood finishing; basic processes of wood fabrication; special topics

Diesel Mechanics: Brake and wheel systems; transmission, fifth wheel; cooling; engines; differential systems; servicing of trucks; suspension, fuel and electrical systems

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

Basic Welding: Level one welding instruction; Oxyfuel cutting; base metal preparation; shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment and setup; metal inert gas (MIG) welding techniques

Applied Computer Technology: Keyboarding; Windows 7; Word 2010; Excel 2010; computer hardware and software maintenance and care

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

  • 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 Western Missouri Correctional Center

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