Prison Overcrowding: Missouri

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Missouri’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s corrections system, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures FY 2009

DOC COSTS

  • Annual budget – $670,076,613
  • Percentage of the state General Fund allocated in the 2009-2010 Budget Proposal to Corrections – 7.4%
  • Average annual cost per inmate – $16,027

DOC STAFF and POPULATION

  • Number of adult institutions – 20
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction – 30,033
  • Percent incarcerated for violent and sex offenses – 52.9%
  • Percent incarcerated for nonviolent offenses – 47.1%
  • Prisons compete with private-industry – Yes

Organization of state divisions, view here.

PAROLE

  • Facilities – 41
  • Population -17,591
  • Releases FY 2008 – 12,883

POINTS OF CONTACT

Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
P.O. Box 236
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-2389
TTD: 573-751-5984
Fax: 573-751-4099

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here

HELPFUL LINKS

Missouri Department of Corrections
2008 Annual Report

See also:

Montana Prison Overcrowding