121.jpeg General Rules

All visitors at the Jackson County Detention Center are expected to comply with the following rules:
  • Follow the instructions of Correctional Officers.
  • Visitation will be prohibited if the inmate has a pre-scheduled program, clinic or professional appointment.
  • Individuals under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for visitation privileges.
  • All adult visitors must have either a valid driver's license, state-approved identification card, U.S. Passport, U.S. Military Service Card or Green Card. No exceptions! Fake, altered or misrepresented identifications will be confiscated.
  • Outer garments (coats, jackets, "hoodies," sweaters, hats, etc.) must be removed prior to visiting. Lockers are available.

Facility Rules

  • Restrooms are provided on the first floor and in the Bond Lobby in the Annex.
  • Visitors appearing or suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  • Personal effects (purses, keys, money, etc.) must be removed prior to visitation. Only 1 plastic baby bottle, 1 diaper and 1 small baby blanket are permissible.
  • Early departures will end the visitation period. You may not return to the floor if you have to leave to use the restroom.
  • Visitation areas are accessible to persons with disabilities. (Staff assistance will be provided where appropriate.)
  • Children must be under your direct supervision at all times while in the facility. They are not to run around or climb on seating in any Visitation Reception Area.
  • Conversation must be in normal tones. Profanity or obscene words and/or gestures are prohibited.
  • Inappropriate behavior or disobeying staff are grounds for denying or terminating the visit.
  • Visitors cannot pass anything to the inmate. Violations of this rule may result in the visitor being arrested or barred from visitation.
  • Visitors are subject to a police records check.
  • Visitors must pass through a weapons metal detector and/or be frisk searched in order to visit. Visitors who cannot clear the security check or who are uncooperative will be denied access into the facility.
  • The Department of Corrections reserves the right to refuse, cancel or terminate any visit without notice.
  • All persons and property are subject to search.
  • All visits are limited to 30 minutes.

Special Visits

A Special Visit is defined as:
  • Out of Town (traveling an excess of 75 miles)
  • Questionable Visits
  • Hardship Cases
All "Special Visits" must be approved by the Shift Administrator or designee. A Special Visit is a consideration, not a mandatory requirement.


Clothing & Attire

The Department recommends that visitors wear conservative clothing. A visit will be canceled if clothing is too revealing. The Correctional Officer will make this determination.

Prohibited Clothing & Jewelry


All visitors are required to be appropriately dressed.  Inappropriate dress includes, but is not limited to, any inflammatory words or imagery, sheer or see-through materials, exposed undergarments, or anything that may pose a safety or security risk or that may cause disruption to the order of the facility.  Considerations of the risks posed by wardrobe will depend on the area of the facility the visitor will enter and the visit type (contact, non-contact, video). SHOES MUST BE WORN BY ALL VISITORS

Video Visitation Services



Effective November 19, 2018: Video visitation between the general public and inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center will begin for all areas. All visits, both on-site and remote, will be conducted through the video visitation system. It is imperative that the following steps are followed to schedule visits with an inmate at the Jackson County Detention Center.

Print following procedure here.(PDF, 209KB)

To schedule a visit:

  1.  Go to or use the Securus Video Visit App available on the Apple Store or Google Play.
         a. First-time users will need to complete an online registration.
         b. To complete registration, the visitor must have an email address.
         c. Each visitor will be required to take a photo along with a government issued ID. Visits
         cannot be scheduled without completing the registration process.
  2. Click the "Schedule an onsite visit" button, and find Jackson County Jail under the Missouri state option.
  3. Search for the inmate using name or inmate master ID number.
  4. Select an available date and time and click "Finish".
  5. Upon completion, a confirmation email will be sent containing a personal identification
    number (PIN). Please print this email to bring to the facility.
  6. Visitors must arrive on time for the scheduled visit. Enter the provided PIN into one of the
    visitation monitors available in the jail lobby and follow the prompts to begin your visit.
  7. Remote video visitations are available 8:00 AM through 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM
    through 9:30 PM.
  8. On-site visits are available from 8:00 AM through 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

The following are grounds for immediate termination of video visits:

  •  Nudity, near nudity, or depictions of either
  • Abusive language or behavior
  • Use of a cell phone or camera within frame
  • Driving a motor vehicle (passenger in a car is acceptable)
  • Illegal drugs, paraphernalia, or depictions of either
  • Weapons or depictions of weapons

Violations of any of these will result in the following sanctions:

  •  First offense: 90-days restriction of visitation privileges (on-site and remote)
  • Second offense: Permanent loss of visitation privileges (on-site and remote)
  • Other rule violations or questionable actions will be reviewed on an individual basis.