About how many people are being detained in the Jackson County Detention Center on a "typical" day? The "Average Daily Population" through July of 2008 was 814. The Detention Center's inmate population is made up primarily -- 79.9 percent in 2008 -- of individuals from Jackson County. When people are detained there, the Jackson County Department of Corrections assumes custody for them, essentially taking control over all aspects of their lives. With that control comes legal obligations to provide for the inmates' housing, food, health care and safety.
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.
Visiting Hours in Jackson County Detention Center
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Jackson County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 816-881-4200 to ask for special consideration.