Missouri State Penitentiary ends tours for 2013

Tours of the Missouri State Penitentiary have been discontinued for the rest of the year due to mold.

According to the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, increased precipitation in the winter and early spring months and high summer temperatures may have contributed to a heightened musty smell, which forced the State to conduct mold testing. Additional testing is needed to ensure the building's safety.

The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the State, will continue to work through this process in regards to the 2014 tour season and hope that tours will resume next year.

People who are already registered for a tour will be contacted and offered a full refund.

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