Big Increase in Visitors at Old Missouri State PenitentiaryOne of mid-Missouri's fastest growing tourist attractions is a place where nobody wanted to be prior to its closing in 2004 the Missouri State Penitentiary.
#Throwback Thursday: Missouri State Penitentiary Riot of 1954When the riot was all over, four inmates had been killed, 50 injured and one attempted suicide.
Somebody Swiped The Gas Chamber KeysDuring a private tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, the keys to the prison's gas chamber mysteriously disappeared.
Former State Prison To Resume Tours In AprilPublic tours were halted last fall after high levels of mold were discovered, but city and state officials are splitting the cost of renovation which is an estimated total of $2 million.
Capitol Perspectives: My Time in PrisonThe recent decision by the governor to reopen the abandoned state penitentiary for tours has reminded me of my own time behind the walls decades ago.
Costs To Be Split For Fixes at Former Mo. PrisonGov. Jay Nixon says the state will help finance the estimated $2 million needed to remove mold and make repairs at the historic Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City.
Mold Found in MO State Pen, Tours StoppedMold found in buildings at a former state prison has forced an end to tours at the Missouri State Penitentiary for the remainder of the year
Mo. State Penitentiary Featured on Ghost TV Show The film crew re-enacted the 1954 prison riot and a double-execution conducted at the prison. It also focused on the gas chamber and the housing unit that had held death row.
Mo. Prison Tours Turn Profit for First TimeMore than 19,000 people from 23 countries visited the old Missouri State Penitentiary in 2012, generating about $275,000 in revenue.