MO DOC - Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center (FRDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: December 04, 2022
1393 Rte O, Fulton, MO 65251
Mailing Address
PO Box 190, St Rte O, Fulton, MO 65251

Fulton Reception & Diagnostic is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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MO DOC - Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center (FRDC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 573-592-4040

The inmates housed at Fulton Reception & Diagnostic located at 1393 Rte O in Fulton, MO are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

FRDC is an intake and classification facility for the Missouri Department of Corrections. FRDC has the capacity to house about 1,300 adult male and female offenders. During the first two weeks after an inmate arrives at FRDC they go through the diagnostic process which includes, a mental health screening, medical needs assessment, and educational evaluation from trained professionals. They are then seen by the classification staff at which time they go through an assessment based on numerous criteria to ensure that they are placed in a facility that is best suited to their needs. In addition to the R & O (reception and orientation) offender population, FRDC also houses 200 perm cadre inmates.

The classification unit at FRDC consists of staff that are responsible for classifying the inmates to ensure they are housed in the correct units and at the correct institution upon transfer. They oversee the daily operations in the housing units such as transfers, work assignments, visiting and clothing issue. FRDC housing units house offenders in general population, administrative segregation, protective custody, the treatment program, or diagnostic needs.

Inmate Locator

MO DOC - Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center (FRDC) is a facility in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

Visiting currently is suspended at all Missouri Department of Corrections facilities.


When visiting resumes, several new restrictions will be in place to protect the health and safety of offenders and staff during the public health crisis. These restrictions are based on recommendations from offender councils.

  • All visitors must pass COVID-19 screening with a temperature check prior to entering the check-in area; anyone who does not pass the screening will not be allowed to enter
  • Any visitor exhibiting signs of illness may be turned away
  • Maximum of 2 visitors per offender
  • Maximum of 2 visits per month
  • Visits restricted to 2 hours in length with 45-minute break between visits to sanitize all surfaces and to process new visitors (KCRC: 1- hour visits with 30-minute cleaning sessions)
  • No children under the age of 10
  • Any visitor or offender with a serious underlying medical condition should refrain from visiting
  • All visitors, staff and offenders will be required to wear a face cover or mask while in the visiting area; visitors must bring their own face covers
  • Face covers will be inspected/searched for contraband and must be lowered when entering/exiting for identification purposes
  • No contact between visitor and offender; no entrance/exit embrace or kiss; no contact at the table
  • Visitors may use beverage vending machines only. No drink sharing is allowed. One person at a time at the vending machine, which will be cleaned after each use.
  • No food vending, microwaves, water fountains or sink areas may be used
  • No offender on quarantine status will be allowed to visit
  • No games may be checked out
  • Children’s areas remain closed
  • No pictures
  • Visiting rooms will be at 30% capacity, and each offender’s visitor(s) will be spaced apart from other visitors

The most important component of reopening visiting and keeping it open is you. If visitors help keep the virus out, visiting can continue. Make smart health decisions. Follow social distancing guidelines and other recommendations. Wash your hands. Avoid crowds. Stay home if you are sick. We encourage everyone who plans to visit a loved one to get tested for the virus within seven days of a planned visit. Testing sites are located throughout the state and free testing.

Visitation Information

MO DOC - Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center (FRDC) - Visitation

Visits are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with 2 four hour blocks of time, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The visiting room has a “kids corner” stocked with books, colors, coloring books, and games which allows the offenders the opportunity to spend some positive time with their children.

Visitors are allowed to bring in enough change to allow them to purchase sodas and snacks from the visiting room vending machines. Inmates may be approved for “food visits” where the family may bring food from outside vendors so that the offender can share a meal with their family.

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