Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center

Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center Missouri

Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center

Physical Address:
Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center
3401 Faraon
St Joseph, MO 64506

Administrator:  Bill Burgess

(816) 387-2158

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Current Housing (if known)
3401 Faraon
St Joseph, MO 64506

Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive letters and photos (no polaroids are allowed).  Inmates may not receive photos of themselves in the mail.  When sending correspondence be sure to include the inmates name and ID number as the mailing address above shows.  Be sure you do not mark the envelope or letter in any way, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned.  DO NOT SEND STAMPS OR BLANK PAPER.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from Amazon.com (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).  Always contact the institution to verify the items you are allowed to send, as rules and regulations change yearly.

Sending Money to an inmate in Missouri

Family and friends of an inmate may send money to an inmate by United States Postal Money Order, or online through Accesscorrections.com.  When doing so, the money order must be made payable to the Missouri Department of Corrections and accompanied by a Department of Corrections deposit slip.  Each offender has access to deposit forms and can send the slips to you at any time.  Be sure to include the inmate's name and ID number in the Memo field.   All transactions should be forwarded to the following address:

Offender Finance Office
Missouri Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 1609
Jefferson City, MO 65102

This office processes money transactions only, all other correspondence sent to this address will be disposed. It is important that you supply all information requested on the deposit slip in a legible manner. If you have questions, you may call the Offender Finance Office at (573) 526-6445.

Do not deposit money to other offenderʼs accounts. This is usually a sign of illegal activity or a way to get around established procedures and will result in disciplinary sanctions.

Visiting an Inmate at Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center

The Missouri department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a positive influence and serve as good role models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society.

Visiting Hours are as follows:

Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30am - 1:30pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
9:30am - 1:30pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
9:30am - 1:30pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm

For more information on visiting an inmate or answers to any questions you may have read the Friends and Family of inmates guidebook here or contact the institution directly at the telephone number above.

How to do an inmate search in Missouri

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Sending clothes for dress out/release

I just need to know how to send dress out clothes to an inmate. Do you use the same address as sending letters? He is at Western Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph, MO. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS!

visiting info

was wanting info on visiting at western reception and diagnostic center how long visits are how many etc 

Release date

Hi my boyfriend is at Western Reception Diagnostic correctional center in missouri. Hes been there since June. Posseccion of controlled substance is what hes charged with. NO ONE will give him or I a release date. He has seen the parole board but they say in 8 weeks he will know. Is there any way possable to find out sooner??? PLEASE any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Can family talk to a caseworker to get factual information?

My brother has been sentenced for 4 years and is now 5 hours away from family. He is under the impression that 120 days program, he will be released back into the community. Family needs to know if this is true to make accomadations for him to return to the St. Louis area.

furlow for family furnal

there was a death in our family is there any way a inmate will be able to attend the funeral and what do you have to do to get this approved?


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Requesting Furlough

The inmate will have to make this request through their counselor and it will have to be approved by the warden.