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MO DOC - Women's Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center (WERDCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: October 28, 2020
1101 E Hwy 54, Vandalia, MO 63382
State - minimum
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MO DOC - Women's Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center (WERDCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 573-594-6686

The inmates housed at Women's Eastern Reception located at 1101 E Hwy 54 in Vandalia, 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.

The WERDCC is a state prison, a part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, that houses about 2,076 minimum to maximum security adult female inmates. Inmates were first assigned to the WERDCC in January 1998. The prison It acts as the intake center for females entering the prison system from around the state and also includes a permanent inmate population. This prison houses female Death Row for the state.

The Center processes female inmates for assignment to the permanent population at WERDCC, Chillicothe Correctional Center or the community release center treatment programs for women in St. Louis or Kansas City. Processing includes prison orientation, educational, psychiatric and medical testing, risk assessment, AIDS testing, and a drug education program. The InnerChange Freedom Initiative program is available at WERDCC.

Note: Due to law changes, this facility no longer houses juvenile offenders.

MO DOC - Women's Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center - Offender Rulebook

Debit minutes can be purchased by an offender in the institution’s canteen for direct telephone dialing.

Inmate Locator

MO DOC - Women's Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center (WERDCC) 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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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 - Women's Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center - Visitation

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at:

  • 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm - 6:30pm

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