• The Jackson County-operated Regional Correctional Center (RCC) began accepting detainees from the Kansas City Police Department and City Municipal Court on Friday, July 31, 2009.
• The RCC facility (305 W. 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106) is adjacent to the Jackson County Detention Center (1300 Cherry Street). The two buildings are connected via a secure underground walkway.
The Community Justice Building (right) is located right next to the Jackson County Detention Center.
• Kansas City municipal detainees are processed on the first floor of the Jackson County Detention Center in an area dedicated for municipal detainees and are housed separately in the RCC.
• In addition to be segregated from the Jackson County Detention Center population, RCC inmates wear green and khaki uniforms. Detention Center inmates wear orange.
• Recreation for both inmate populations is held on the eighth floor of the Detention Center, but is be scheduled at separate times.
• The RCC is located within Jackson County’s Community Justice Building, which underwent renovations during an aggressive construction project lasting fewer than three months.
> The first floor of the facility includes a general public/visitation entrance, as well as a staffed visitation area. 2,000 square feet*.
> The third floor can hold 106 male inmates in two separated pods. 9,370 square feet.
> The fourth floor can hold 48 female inmates. 4,835 square feet.
> The fifth floor includes space for inmate programs and inmate service providers. 4,414 square feet.
* The square footage numbers represent all spaces (excluding elevators) being utilized on each floor for the RCC, including offices, bathrooms, closets, stairs, mechanical rooms and hallways.
• Each floor of the RCC is under direct 24-hour supervision and includes an area for medical treatment.
• The Bridges Project is among the inmate programs on the fifth floor. Funded through a grant from the Health Care Foundation, the Bridges Project assists inmates in the transition from the RCC to live back in the community.
• The County Detention Center will provide meals from a central kitchen and laundry for the RCC.
• The County Department of Corrections has hired nearly 60 individuals for the RCC and is staffing the new facility with seasoned corrections officers and supervisory staff.
• Transportation from the RCC to the Police Department, City Municipal Court and other locations is the responsibility of Kansas City.