Crossroads Correctional Center

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Crossroads Correctional Center
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LocationClinton County
StatusOperational
Security classMaximum
Capacity1,440
Opened1997
Closed2019
Managed byMissouri Department of Corrections
DirectorAnne L. Precythe
GovernorMike Parson
WardenRonda J. Pash
Street address1115 SE Pence Road
CityCameron
CountyClinton County
State/provinceMissouri
ZIP Code64429
CountryUnited States
Websitedoc.mo.gov/facilities/adult-institutions/warden-listing

Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) is a Missouri Department of Corrections state prison for men located in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, United States. (The town of Cameron straddles DeKalb and Clinton Counties.)[1] According to the official Official Manual State of Missouri the facility has a capacity of 1,440[2] maximum security prisoners.

The facility opened in 1997 and is immediately adjacent to the Western Missouri Correctional Center, which opened in 1988.[3] Crossroads was the first Missouri prison to install a perimeter electric fence with a lethal charge.[4]

Among the inmates of Crossroads are the kidnapper Michael J. Devlin from Kirkwood, Missouri, serving 74 life sentences,[5] and the serial killer Lorenzo Gilyard.

In January 2019, Missouri Governor Mike Parsons announced that Crossroads Correctional Center would be closing. In July 2019 many of the offenders were transferred to one side of Western Missouri Correctional Center which is adjacent to CRCC, and others where transferred to prisons throughout the state.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division of Adult Institutions". Archived from the original on 2015-07-18. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  2. ^ https://www.sos.mo.gov/BlueBook/2011-2012/6_Corr.pdf page 290
  3. ^ "Correctional Centers | Cameron, MO". www.cameron-mo.com. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  4. ^ "NCJRS Abstract - National Criminal Justice Reference Service". www.ncjrs.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  5. ^ Frankel, Todd. "Michael Devlin stabbed in prison with 'ice pick'". STLtoday.com. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  6. ^ https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2019-07-13/with-few-inmates-left-missouri-prison-nears-closure[bare URL]

Coordinates: 39°45′51″N 94°13′22″W / 39.764216°N 94.222736°W / 39.764216; -94.222736