Missouri Department of Corrections

Governor Parson visits three Missouri prisons to meet with DOC staff

Governor Mike Parson visited three Missouri prisons on Friday to meet with Department of Corrections staff to continue to focus on restructuring state government and discuss proposed changes designed to improve conditions for corrections workers and boost safety for Missourians. Parson said the efforts to restructure state government are driven by the administration’s “dedication” to […]

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Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

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Audio: Additional details released on proposed shuttering of Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron

Story by Alisa Nelson of Missourinet The Crossroads Correctional Center in northwest Missouri’s Cameron could be closing. Governor Mike Parson’s state budget proposal includes shuttering the prison and moving the inmates and many of the workers to the other prison in town – the Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC).     “As governor, I am […]

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Missouri Department of Corrections offering higher education opportunity for staff and offenders

The Missouri Department of Corrections is working with Ashland University of Ohio to establish a higher education program for staff and offenders. For DOC staff, Ashland University plans to offer a tuition discount for online degree programs through the College of Online and Adult Studies. Offerings include associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs in fields such […]

Crossroads Correctional Center

Crossroads Correctional Center begins next stage of modified lockdown

Crossroads Correctional Center has begun the next stage of the step-down process from the current modified lockdown to normal activity. On Aug. 9, the facility began holding limited visits for offenders four days a week, Thursday through Sunday, with three shifts per day. So far, more than 200 offenders have seen visitors. On Aug. 25, additional cleaning supplies were allocated […]

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Riot at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron resolved early Sunday morning

Authorities at Cameron are reporting there were no injuries to staff and “no serious injuries for inmates” during an uprising Saturday night. The Missouri department of corrections reports facility staff members and law enforcement officers resolved the incident at Crossroads Correctional Center. The corrections department reported around 8 o’clock Saturday night, a group of 200 […]

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Inmate dies at Crossroads Correctional Center

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced the death of an inmate at Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron. Terry Turner died Monday night, at approximately 11:00 p.m., at the prison. The 55-year-old offender was serving a 15-year sentence for first-degree child molestation and first degree burglary. Turner had been in the custody of the Department of […]