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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Open house planned

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

CHARLESTON - The Missouri Department of Corrections' Southeast Correctional Center has extended an invitation to the public to attend an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Guided tours of the maximum-security prison will be provided during these times.

The new corrections facility, located one mile south of Charleston at 300 East Pedro Simmons Drive off Missouri Highway 105, cost $72 million, will employ 445 corrections professionals, and will house 1,596 male inmates.

Situated on a 120-acre site south of Charleston, the prison consists of 10 buildings including six housing units and an administration building as well as specialized areas including medical and mental health care units; administrative segregation housing; basic academic and vocational classrooms; and a laundry and central food service.