Welcome, visitors! The department encourages visiting by family and friends. You can make a positive and powerful difference dur
ing your loved oneʼs incarceration. It is important to remember, however, that visiting is a privilege and will be regulated. It is also
important that you do not visit until you are notified by the offender that you have been officially approved. You may wish to contact
the visiting room staff or the offenderʼs caseworker prior to visiting to ensure visits are still available for that offender.
What are the visiting schedules and who may visit?
Regularly scheduled visiting is available at all facilities, Friday through Sunday, with the exception of the diagnostic and treatment cen
ters. Visiting hours are posted on the Departmentʼs website at www.doc.mo.gov. Generally visits are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but may vary slightly from facility to facility. Because the diagnostic and
treatment centers have structured programming and activities, visits are limited to specific days
and times. We ask that all visitors refrain
from arriving on institutional grounds before visiting hours begin. The number and length of visits that are authorized vary by facility
because of different capacities to host visiting. Weekends may be designated for immediate family members only (spouse, children,
parents, brothers or sisters, grandparents and step relations) or one individual of choice (a significant/designated other, such as a close
friend), and visitors may only visit during one visiting period each day. You should also be aware that unforeseen security problems may
interfere with visiting, causing delayed, shortened, or suspended visits.
This is unusual, but does occur on occasion
Tipton Correctional Center Additional information:
The Division of Adult Institutions is responsible for management of the state's 21 correctional centers. The Division of Adult Institutions has developed an inmate classification system to enhance safety and security for all staff, offenders, and visitors at an institution. The classification system is based on several factors including: length of sentence, type of crime, and an offender's individual needs for specialized programs and services.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.