Missouri State Penitentiary

Mark Schreiber gave a tour of the historic Missouri State Penitentiary where he served as a deputy warden until the building, the oldest… read more

Mark Schreiber gave a tour of the historic Missouri State Penitentiary where he served as a deputy warden until the building, the oldest operating penal facility west of the Mississippi River, was closed September 15, 2004. Opened in 1836, it was called “the bloodiest 47 acres in America” in the 1960s due to the number of stabbings there. Mr. Schreiber talked about the prison’s history, life there, prison conditions, different approaches toward inmate rehabilitation, and some famous prisoners.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Jefferson City, Missouri, on June 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Mediacom local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Missouri State Penitentiary

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Location:
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Jul 8, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 28, 2013

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  • Jul 08, 2012 | 5:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 09, 2012 | 6:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 1:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2012 | 6:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 14, 2013 | 7:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2013 | 7:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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