The Missouri State Penitentiary,  in Jefferson City, Missouri,  operated from 1836-2004.  Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before the prison closed in 2004, the Missouri State Penitentiary was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi—it was already 98 years old when Alcatraz opened in San Francisco. The prison’s often-inhumane conditions earned it the title of “bloodiest 47 acres in America” in a 1967 TIME Magazine article.
  
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The Missouri State Penitentiary, in Jefferson City, Missouri, operated from 1836-2004. Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, it served as the state of Missouri's primary maximum security institution. Before the prison closed in 2004, the Missouri State Penitentiary was the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi—it was already 98 years old when Alcatraz opened in San Francisco. The prison’s often-inhumane conditions earned it the title of “bloodiest 47 acres in America” in a 1967 TIME Magazine article.

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Date 22 May 2016
Location: Jefferson City Missouri United States
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