Boonville Correctional Center

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Boonville Correctional Center
Location1216 East Morgan Street
Boonville, Missouri
Security classminimum
Managed byMissouri Department of Corrections

Boonville Correctional Center (BCC) is located at 1216 East Morgan Street in Boonville, Missouri. It is a minimum security (C-1 state penitentiary housing approximately 1,300 male inmates.[1]

BCC was constructed in 1889 as the Missouri Training School for Boys. The facility was transferred to the Department of Corrections on July 1, 1983, and operates to this day in that capacity.

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 as Historic District H.[2]: 40–42 [3] Notable buildings on its campus still standing are the Food Commissary and Supply Commissary, the oldest remaining buildings. They are accompanied by the old Administration Building which bears a dedication from its original construction under Governor John S. Marmaduke. An interesting note is that John S. Marmaduke had lost the First Battle of Boonville in 1861 as the commander of the confederate forces directed to hold the city. The First Battle of Boonville occurred across the street from the present day location of the facility.

Programs for Offenders[edit]

Education is an integral part of the rehabilitative process. Offenders who have not yet earned high school diplomas or equivalency certificates upon incarceration are required by statute to participate in adult basic education classes. Offenders who are younger than 22 who have learning disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in appropriate educational services, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Services include accommodations and modifications in classroom instruction and test taking to help students achieve academic success.

  • Higher Education

The Department of Corrections has partnerships with colleges and universities. Through these partnerships, offenders have the opportunity to take college courses and earn credits toward a degree.

Boonville offers Basic Welding, Electric Wiring Technology, and Heavy Equipment Operator

Puppies for Parole operates through partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups statewide. In Puppies for Parole, selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs. Offenders teach dogs basic obedience skills and socialize them, making them more adoptable. Once the dogs have successfully completed the program, they are adopted through their original shelters. Available dogs can be viewed here

Careers in Corrections[edit]

If you are interested in a career with the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Boonville Correctional Center, you can find job listings by clicking here.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2014-03-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) page 289
  2. ^ Linda Harper and James C. Higbie (May 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Historic Resources of Booneville, Missouri" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-11-01.]
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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Coordinates: 38°58′31″N 92°43′48″W / 38.9753°N 92.7299°W / 38.9753; -92.7299