St. Louis, MO (February 27, 2024): Dismas House of St. Louis, a pioneering
organization in reentry services, has been awarded a new five-year contract by the
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to operate the St. Louis Residential Reentry Center
(RRC). This announcement follows two years of successful work under two contract
extensions and reinforces Dismas House’s commitment to supporting individuals
transitioning back into the community.

“We are deeply honored to receive this extended commitment from the BOP,” said
Kevin Walk, CEO of Dismas House. “For 65 years, Dismas House has been
a leader in providing second chances to those returning from incarceration. This new
contract allows us to build upon our legacy and continue delivering life-changing
programs that reduce recidivism and strengthen our community.”

The new contract, starting May 1, 2024, follows 12-month extensions awarded in March
2023 and March 2022. Dismas House serves as the BOP residential reentry center for
the Greater Metropolitan Area of St. Louis. The area includes the city of St. Louis; St.
Louis County, St. Charles, and Jefferson Counties in Missouri; and Madison, Monroe,
Jersey and St. Clair Counties in Illinois.

Dismas House is committed to continuous improvement and has invested heavily in its
facilities and staff in recent years. These investments include:
 Upgraded facilities: A new dormitory, remodeled bathrooms and kitchen, and
an ADA-compliant room.
 Advanced technology: Replacing GPS ankle monitors with state-of-the-art
smartphone and biometric technology.
 Competitive staff compensation: Salaries exceeding federal minimums and
improved benefits packages.
 Enhanced nutrition: Three meals per day prepared by dedicated staff based on
a dietitian-approved menu.
 Expanded leadership: A strengthened board with additional community leaders
and technical expertise, as well as a new executive team focused on operational

Dismas House remains a leader in the reentry field, and this new contract solidifies its
position as a trusted partner in the St. Louis community. The organization is committed
to providing essential services that help individuals rebuild their lives, reconnect with
families, and become productive members of society.

About Dismas House of St. Louis:
Founded in 1959, Dismas House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to
providing reentry services to individuals returning from incarceration. As America's
original halfway house, Dismas House has a long history of success in reducing
recidivism and empowering individuals to build brighter futures. For more information,

Tara Barrett Communications Director Dismas House of St. Louis 314-361-2802 ext.