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Bonds may be posted any time after the court has set the bond. Bonds are to be posted Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at the Circuit Court Criminal Reocrds Unit (1315 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106).

At other times, including holidays, bonds may be posted at the Records/Public Bond Lobby of the Detention Center Annex (1300 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64106).

The Jackson County Department of Corrections only accepts cash, money orders, ROR (signatures) or bonds processed through a bondsman.



Jackson County Detention Center inmates can place orders through the Center's commissary twice a week. Money must be in the inmates account before an order is placed.

The Department is unable to accept money at the main window of the Detention Center. Those wishing to give inmates money for their accounts can only do so by sending Postal Money Orders or Government Checks through the U.S. Mail. No cash, payroll checks or personal checks will be accepted. No checks or Postal Money Orders exceeding $1,000 will be accepted.

Money is posted to the inmate's account the day it is received.

Cash or credit cards are accepted at the kiosk located in the visitation lobby of the Detention Center. Kiosk deposits for the commissary are immediately posted to the inmates account fund.



The Department of Corrections stores all the property of inmates when processing them and taking them into custody.

Inmate personal property is released Monday through Friday (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.). There MUST be a release voucher initiated by the inmate on file stating what items and/or amount of money is to be released and to whom.

Only the person named on the voucher may pick up the money or property. A VALID driver's license or state approved ID card is required for release of property and/or money.



Phones are in or near all inmate living areas of the Jackson County Detention Center. Inmates can call out by making a collect call, but they cannot receive phone calls. Detention Center staff are not permitted to give inmates verbal messages from callers or visitors.



All correspondence will be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Moreover, all correspondence will be addressed as follows:

Inmate's Name
Jackson County Detention Center
1300 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64106-2828

Inmate mail can only be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Any inmate mail delivered by a "private contractor" will not be accepted. This does not include "special delivery" mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

All incoming and/or outgoing inmate mail correspondence (family/friends) must be on a standard-sized postcard. Inmates will purchase all mail supplies from commissary such as writing paper, envelopes, postcards, postage stamps and pre-stamped envelopes or postcards.

Only the following items through the U.S. Mail will be accepted by the Jackson County Department of Corrections:

1) All inmate correspondence to and/or from family/friends will only be allowed on approved standard-sized postcards. Approved postcard sizes per the U.S. Postal Service are:

Maximum size: 4.25" x 6"
Minimum size: 3.5" x 5"

2) Envelopes containing photographs must be clearly marked “PHOTOGRAPHS” or it will be “returned to sender”. Inmates may receive and retain a total of (10) ten photographs for the duration of their incarceration, with the following restrictions:

a. Photographs will be no larger than 4”x 6”.

b. The receiving inmate’s name must be on the back of each photograph. No other markings or writing is allowed.

c. All photographs must be unaltered.

3) Inmate Funds:
Envelopes containing Postal Money Orders and Government Checks, dated within the last 30 days must be clearly marked "Attention Mail Clerk." This will alert the mail clerk that the envelope contains inmate funds. Note: Checks and money orders are limited to $1,000. Any correspondence found in the envelope marked “Attention Mail Clerk will be "returned to sender."

4) Magazines, newspapers, periodicals, tabloids, and paperback books: Must be clearly marked with the name and address of the publisher, bookstore, or subscription house. In the event an inmate as been released or transferred from custody, bills for subscribed publications will be returned to the sender not forwarded. The address of the person receiving the mail should be clearly marked. Only books with flexible paper binding (paperbacks) are approved to be purchased by or for an inmate. Moreover, all publication inserts and/or advertisement will be removed prior to delivery to the inmate. Note: Using a permanent marker, the department mail clerk will mark the date the magazine was given to the inmate. The date will be placed at the bottom of the first page of the magazine.

The following items will not be accepted by the Jackson County Department of Corrections:

1) Greeting cards: NO greeting cards of any type are approved and will not be mailed. In addition, all incoming greeting cards will be "returned to sender."

2) No Envelopes containing: writing paper, envelopes, postcards, postage stamps, and pre-stamped envelopes or postcards will be accepted. All such incoming mail will be "returned to sender." Inmates will purchase all needed supplies from commissary.



Clothes for a jury trial may be brought in the day of the trial. Only one set of clothing will be accepted at any given time. After the jury trial, the clothes brought in will be released. Male/Female clothing items allowed for jury trial are:

1) Conservative outer attire (dresses, suits, slacks, and shirts)
2) Neck ties (conservative colors and/or designs)
3) Shoes, socks, and tee shirts
4) Dress belt (normal size buckle)
5) Bra (with no under wire)




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