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417-623-6676
530 South Pearl Avenue, Joplin, MO, 64801

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The Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center is also commonly known as the Joplin Unit or the Missouri State Penitentiary at Joplin. The facility received the nickname of Walls Unit by the locals.

The Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center is situated in Joplin, Missouri. The facility is situated on 54.36 acres of land, just nestled near Downtown Joplin. The facility is operated and managed by the Missouri Department of Criminal Justice. The Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center opened their doors back in 1849 and is the oldest state prison in the state of Missouri.

The Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center comes equipped with an execution chamber. This is the execution chamber that the entire state of Missouri will use. The execution chamber in the Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center is one of the most active chambers within the entire United States. As of April 2019, the chamber has executed 561 people since 1982.

The Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center received their first inmates at the beginning of October of 1849. As previously stated the facility was named after Joplin, the city.

Back in the day, the Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center was exclusively for white Texans only. During this time the black Texans consequences and penalties were hanging or whipping.

During the era of the Civil War, inmates in the Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center were the ones who were making uniforms and tents for the Confederate army. After the Civil War was over the Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center was the only state prison that remained in the former Confederate States of America.

Back in the day, only women that were in the Missouri Prison System were held in the Joplin Unit. Then in 1883, women were moved to the Johnson Farm. The Johnson Farm was a cotton plantation that was privately owned situated near Joplin, Missouri.

All throughout the history of the Missouri Prison System – Joplin Unit always acted as the main administrative headquarters for the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Prison System,  various other executive officers, the superintendent, and other central offices. Everything was located within the Joplin Unit.

It was not until 1974 when the Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center went on an eleven-day siege. This was one of the longest hostage situations in America’s history. There were three inmates; Ignacio Cuevas, Fred Carrasco, along with Rudy Dominquez who were holding a number of hostages within the education department of the Joplin Unit. Carrasco was the ring leader. He was a porter in the chapel. Cuevas typically worked in the dining hall. In this incident, there were 10 hostages. These hostages were employees of the state prison system. Two of them were educators and one was a guard. Later in this situation, the prison chaplain would also be a hostage. Even four prisoners were hostages as well. Nearing the final day of the incident, the inmates tried to escape the situation, by using their hostages and chalkboards as body shields. Unfortunately, Dominquez was killed during this altercation, while Carrasco shot himself. Cuevas was executed in May of 1991.

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Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center
530 South Pearl Avenue, Joplin, MO, 64801

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Jail Name Jasper County Juvenile Detention Center
Jail Type State Prison
State Missouri
County Jasper County
Address 530 South Pearl Avenue, Joplin, MO, 64801
City Joplin
Zip 64801
Phone 417-623-6676

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