Jackson County Detention Center

Bond Information

Bonds may be posted any time after the court has set the bond. All Jackson County Court bonds posted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday should be posted at Criminal Records, at 1315 Locust St. Kansas City, MO.

Please call 816-881-6387 prior to posting any bond to verify amount.

Please call 816-881-6387 after posting bond to notify Records staff that the inmate has posted and should be processed. We do not receive any other notification that the funds have been placed on the inmate’s account.

We do not take bonds for the Kansas City Police Department, please call 816-234-5180

24/7 card payment is available online at www.accesscorrections.com (additional fees may apply).

You can also pay by card over the phone: 1-866-345-1884

Cash or card payment can be made through our on-site kiosk at 1300 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO (7% vendor fee will apply, the machine does not take $1.00 bills)



Inmate Information


Commissary Order

Policy Change Effective January 1, 2019

Inmates, family and friends can order from the commissary once per week. Inmates can order a maximum of $60.00 in food items and $60.00 in non-food items for both on site inmate and off site family/friend purchases. Money must be in the inmate's account before an order is placed.


The Department cannot accept money at the Detention Center main window. Those wishing to give inmates money for their accounts can do so one of four ways.

Funds can be posted to an inmate's account online at:
Securepak (family packages) at accesscatalog.com or Access Corrections (trust fund deposits) at accesscorrections.com.

Funds can be deposit by phone at 1-866-345-1884.

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 an inmate's account.

Those wishing to give inmates money for their accounts can also do so by sending Postal Money Orders made payable to Jackson County Detention Center. The inmate's name and sequence number should be included on the memo line. No cash, payroll checks or any other checks will be accepted. Money will be posted to the inmate’s account within 48 hours of receipt.

Phone Use & Mail Policy

Inmate Use of Phones

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.
It is the policy of the Department of Corrections to ensure safety and security throughout the facility while providing a systematic process for the collection and distribution of inmate mail. Mail Policy(PDF, 615KB).
Inmates cannot receive any sort of correspondence or packages from any delivery service EXCEPT the United States Postal Service.



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

Property Release

Inmate personal property is released Monday through Friday (9 - 10 a.m. and 5 - 6 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.

Trial Clothing

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:

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


Each person arrested must be processed, which involves identity verification, background screening, searches and photographs. Many are booked and released upon posting bail.

Those unable to post bond or are ordered by the court to be held in custody at the Jackson County Detention Center while awaiting trial go through classification. The Detention Center houses those arrested for crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide, but classifies these inmates differently.

Classification assesses the risks posed by and needs of each inmate. The physically and mentally ill are separated from the healthy. Violent and disruptive inmates are separated from those who are non-violent and comply with Detention Center rules and policies.


Inmate Online Search

Read through the Terms of Use/Disclaimer before using the inmate search tool.


In Person Visitations


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 one plastic baby bottle, one diaper and one 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 Visitations

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.

To print a copy of the instructions below click here.(PDF, 209KB)

To schedule a visit:

  1.  Go to videovisitanywhere.com or use the Securus Video Visit App available on 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. Onsite 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 (onsite and remote)
  • Second offense: Permanent loss of visitation privileges (onsite and remote)
  • Other rule violations or questionable actions will be reviewed on an individual basis.


Overcrowding and deteriorating facilities require the need for an upgraded Detention Center. Jackson County has established a multi-phase plan to support the planning, design, construction, and activation of a new jail facility for its citizens. Learn more here.