Tours at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City will open for the 2012 season starting today.
Nearly 2,000 visitors probably would have toured the unique historic destination in March, but demolition and construction projects delayed the start of tours. Some of the pre-scheduled tours were accommodated with a stationary tour or rescheduled for a later date.
The landscape will be different for this year's sightseers. Several buildings have been razed using Community Development Block Grants to prepare for the eventual MSP Parkway and future new construction.