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Coronavirus cases among Missouri inmates, prison staff: A look at the numbers

  

The Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) said it has seen more than thousands of cases of coronavirus among its staff and inmates since mid-March. 

The department has implemented “many operational changes” to mitigate the potential spread of the deadly virus, including by eliminating visiting and reentry partner and volunteer programs, it said. Group sizes within the facilities have been restricted and containment plans put in place, DOC said. 

Plans are in place to test offenders and staff at all adult state prisons.

In Missouri, at least 2,000 people have died from coronavirus and more than 124,000 have tested positive. Here’s a look at the positive cases within the DOC. (This story will be regularly updated and reflect data from DOC.)

Inmates

More than 2,000 inmates have tested positive for coronavirus, and one has since died. A total of 27,504 inmates have been tested altogether. Out of the positive cases, 753 are active as of Sept. 29, DOC said.

The first offender tested positive for COVID-19 in late March. The individual had been monitored for a respiratory condition and isolated at the Western Reception, Diagnostic & Correctional Center in St. Joseph since early March before being admitted to a Kansas City-area hospital.

On April 21, DOC confirmed an individual at Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston — a men’s state prison — had tested positive for COVID-19. He was the first offender to test positive while inside a Missouri state prison, the department said.

Additional cases have occurred:

  • Algoa Correctional Center: 4
  • Boonville Correctional Center: 136
  • Chillicothe Correctional Center: 253
  • Cremer Therapeutic Community Center: 10
  • Eastern Reception, Diagnostic & Correctional Center: 350
  • Farmington Correctional Center: 445
  • Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center: 51
  • Jefferson City Correction Center: 7
  • Moberly Correctional Center: 20
  • Missouri Eastern Correctional Center: 166
  • Maryville Treatment Center: 5
  • Northeast Correctional Center: 5
  • Ozark Correctional Center: 56
  • South Central Correctional Center: 34
  • Southeast Correctional Center: 48
  • Tipton Correctional Center: 31
  • Transition Center of St. Louis: 2
  • Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic & Correctional Center: 313
  • Western Missouri Correctional Center: 22
  • Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center: 59

Staff

Among DOC staff, 528 prison workers and 65 non-prison workers have tested positive for coronavirus. Of the prison workers, 207 are active cases as of Sept. 29; DOC said 14 are active cases among non-prison workers.

The positive cases among prison staff have occurred:

  • Algoa Correctional Center: 4
  • Boonville Correctional Center: 48
  • Chillicothe Correctional Center: 35
  • Cremer Therapeutic Community Center: 1
  • Eastern Reception, Diagnostic & Correctional Center: 102
  • Farmington Correctional Center: 72
  • Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center: 17
  • Jefferson City Correction Center: 10
  • Kansas City Reentry Center: 6
  • Moberly Correctional Center: 5
  • Missouri Eastern Correctional Center: 43
  • Maryville Treatment Center: 2
  • Northeast Correctional Center: 28
  • Ozark Correctional Center: 17
  • Potasi Correctional Center: 11
  • South Central Correctional Center: 11
  • Southeast Correctional Center: 30
  • Tipton Correctional Center: 7
  • Transition Center of St. Louis: 17
  • Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic & Correctional Center: 21
  • Western Missouri Correctional Center: 33
  • Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center: 48

Among non-prison DOC employees, positive cases have been reported in Brookfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Warrensburg.

This story has been updated. It was originally published on April 21. 


EDITOR’S NOTE: For up-to-date information on coronavirus, check with the CDC and DHSS.