The Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center is a prison in Vandalia, Missouri and it is a part of the Missouri Department of Corrections. Inmates were first assigned to the WERDCC in January 1998. The prison houses 2,076 minimum to maximum security female inmates and certified juveniles. It acts as the intake center for females entering the prison system from around the state and also includes a permanent inmate population. The Center processes female inmates for assignment to permanent population at WERDCC, Chillicothe Correctional Center or the community release center treatment programs for women in St. Louis or Kansas City.