This is the Missouri River floodplain. The old Missouri Women's Prison is in the distance. The prison was finally closed after the flood of '93.
Missouri State Penitentiary at Jefferson City, recently closed. This parking lot was once the "yard." They knocked a gaping hole in the wall for car access (to the left). The prisoners called this prison "The Walls." The prison itself is off limits. They have a small security crew guarding the whole place. They tailed me when I was taking these pictures. The weight room and recreation area are visible. The cell blocks on the hill once housed the prisoners. Also, here's a link about that prison too...