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Old 01-21-2003, 12:38 AM
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Does anybody know anything about this place? I have a new pen-pal and she say that the inmates run the place with staff consolers and everybody is suppose to hold everybody accountable for there actions.

She said it is run by the Gateway Foundation and not the State, but there are DOC officers present. I've never heard of doing time this way.

Any information would be helpfull! She sure writes a nice letter and apparently likes to get more indepth on a subject then just the surface like, "what do I think makes a relationship work".
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B-Ray,

Here is the link to this prison... Missouri does not give a lot of information on there sites but this may be a start!

http://www.corrections.state.mo.us/d...ult/women1.htm
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Thanks Teb, your right about info. I was looking to see what can be sent in like stamps and such. I didn't find any info there. I took a chance and put a stamped envelope with my letter. She said it took so long to respond because of no stamp. I'll see what happens.
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I am not sure if this affects all prisons in Missouri or if it is a decision just by CRCC... But I used to be able to send stamps and that was stopped last year. I do believe that this decision was prison specific instead of a state DOC decision... Hope that the stamped envelop gets through!
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Well Teb, the NO stamp thingie must be State wide because she sent mine back by borrowing a stamp from her roomie. Her roomie said, no more so she gets $7.50 a month from the State but hasn't said what needs she has to use that for.

She sent me a "deposit" slip if I want to continue writting and I see that the money order must be made out to the MDOC and sent with this slip to a different address (centeral location).

You would think, if MDOC wanted less hassle/problems, that this information would on there web site. But I guess they like the POWER trip after the fact?
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B-Ray,

This is a real problem for a lot of Prisoners in Missouri. My Partners cellie does not work and only gets $8.50 a month. He cannot afford to write pen pals unless they send him money. They will send stamps but seem to run for the hills when he sends a deposit slip. It is a shame, because we used to be able to send them. The unfortunate part too is that anything in MO that they won't let the Prisoner have they have to use a stamp to send it back!

Yes, you will have to send the deposit slip to the office in Jefferson City MO.
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I have a friend that just got released from there in December. I will ask her for some information on this subject.
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As of appoximately four months ago (I have been told).... offenders are no longer able to receive stamps in the mail. They are now required to purchase them .... as usual .... its about making money off the offenders.

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I just got out of Vandalia after being down awhile I just want to let you that there are some really good women in there but some very scandelous ones too so be careful and don't give too much too soon
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Cassandra.....
If you don't mind me asking (I have a sister that just got sent to WERDCC today), what was it like? Is it safe? Are the women there okay in general? I know you don't know my sister or me, but I can't help asking - will my sister be okay?

Then again, maybe I should be starting a thread about WERDCC or Chillicothe since I don't know whic one she will eventually be at.

From what you know, which one is better as far as inmate saftey?
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Patch is correct in that no stamps can be sent in to a facility in the Missouri Department of Corrections. As a matter of fact they have a form that gets filled out when ever something is sent that can not be given to the inmates. This is a state wide thing. Other things that may not be sent are the following since they are considered contraband;

no blank pieces of paper

no pictures of inmates, even if the picture is of the inmate it's being sent to

no maps (don't think that one's new)

no polaroid pictures (again not new)

no more than 5 items such as print outs from the internet, pictures, etc. in one envelope
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i was there for almost 4 years. and my friend got out last week alot of stuff has changed.
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i was there for almost 4 years. and my friend got out last week alot of stuff has changed.
have you heard of st.marys treatment center in st.louis? because my girlfriend is going there on the 27th of this month and would like all the info that is possible. she will be leaving w.e.r.d.c.c. in vandalia. also thank you.
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have you heard of st.marys treatment center in st.louis? because my girlfriend is going there on the 27th of this month and would like all the info that is possible. she will be leaving w.e.r.d.c.c. in vandalia. also thank you.
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Does anybody know anything about this place? I have a new pen-pal and she say that the inmates run the place with staff consolers and everybody is suppose to hold everybody accountable for there actions.

She said it is run by the Gateway Foundation and not the State, but there are DOC officers present. I've never heard of doing time this way.

Any information would be helpfull! She sure writes a nice letter and apparently likes to get more indepth on a subject then just the surface like, "what do I think makes a relationship work".


They provide services to Vandalia. I don't know about them running prisons. I don't know anything about Vandalia other than from 4 years ago.

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my girlfreind has been at s.l.c.r.c in st.louis,mo almost a month in two weeks and got pretty much the info i needed.
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my GF is in WERDCC
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Well all I can say is this, I did a year and a half in Vandalia, and the runmates weren't running anything. The CO's run it, now what she could be talking about however is the drug treatment center. You might wanna find out, cause what Cassandra said is true. While there are some really nice women in there. there are also some VERY scandolouse women!!
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any one want to talk about werdcc im me at yahoo kittykat69991
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yes i was there guards sleeping with inmate its gross and military ran
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who is your girlfriend i might know her i was there
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My daughter is also doing her time at werdcc in the treatment part of the facility. It is true that all the girls there are accountable for their actions. They have jobs there, lots of counseling sessions, lots of homework and yes, lots of rules. They must obey all the rules or they can be removed from the treatment part and put over in the prison part. You can visit on the first Saturday of the month from 12:30 until 5:00 I belive it is 5:00. You can only visit during this time and only if you have been approved on the inmates visiting list. You must have a current/correct ID such as your drivers license. You can take in up to 50 dollars when you visit. In ones, fives and tens. They have a change machine inside for the vending machine. You can get a complete list of visiting rules from the facility upon request. No tank tops or tops without a sleeve. No short, shorts, no skirts that are short. No low cut tops. Lots of rules.
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I will be going to WERDCC on 7/20/07 for non-payment of child support to my ex-husband senteced to 4 yrs. dont know what to expect. Any help?
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I will be going to WERDCC on 7/20/07 for non-payment of child support to my ex-husband senteced to 4 yrs. dont know what to expect. Any help?

I don't want you feeling ignored and answered your question in your other thread!

Basically the same thing I said before...go in, keep to yourself and do your time. Take classes, work and write home a lot.
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I just learned that a former student of mine is now serving time at WERDCC, she's only 17! I wrote her and received a response back, she say she's doing okay and is trying to stay out of trouble! She has had NO contact from any of her family and I'd like to put a little money on her account, however she owes the state $$ and I've been told whatever is placed on her account will be "taken to pay her debts" My question is how then does she get money for stamps and other personal items? Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
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