Moberly Correctional Center

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Moberly Correctional Center
Location5201 South Morley Street
Moberly, Missouri
Security classmedium, minimum
OpenedJanuary 1963
Managed byMissouri Department of Corrections
WardenAmanda Lake [1]

Moberly Correctional Center is a Missouri Department of Corrections state prison for men located in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri.[2] According to the official Official Manual State of Missouri the facility has a capacity of 1800[3] medium- and minimum-security prisoners.

The facility opened in January 1963, built from a design by St. Louis architect Marcel Boulicault.[4]

In July 1983 a correctional officer named Thomas Jackson was stabbed to death as he attempted to remove several inmates intoxicated on homemade wine.[5] One of his three attackers, Roy Michael Roberts, was executed by the state in 1999. Another, Robert Driscoll, was also sentenced to die at one point, but after appeals that reached United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit had his sentence reduced and was released in March 2004.

In May 2013 former Moberly inmate Anthony Johnson was indicted on federal identity theft charges for stealing $80,000 through telephone fraud from within the prison, then depositing the proceeds into inmates' prison accounts.[6]


  1. ^ "Inmates at Moberly Correctional Center Say There's No Heat | | Columbia, MO |". Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  2. ^ "Division of Adult Institutions". Archived from the original on 2015-07-18.
  3. ^ "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 290
  4. ^ "Moberly Correctional Center celebrates 50th Anniversary - Gate House". Archived from the original on 2014-03-05.
  5. ^ "Investigator recalls incident 30 years ago at Moberly prison (AUDIO)". Missourinet. July 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Former Moberly Correctional Center Inmate Sentenced on Federal Conspiracy Charges". FBI.

Coordinates: 39°21′49″N 92°26′15″W / 39.363615°N 92.437475°W / 39.363615; -92.437475