Q&A: The Evolution of the Missouri Department of Corrections

By Audrey Arthur
Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) Director George Lombardi began his career in corrections in 1972 as an intern working toward his master’s degree in psychology. Having the option of either serving his internship at the state hospital or the Missouri State Penitentiary, Lombardi chose to begin his career with the MDOC with no knowledge of the industry or the great waves of evolution he would witness in the span of his career.