It is ranked 39th in size and considered a mega jail among the 3,300 jails in the United States. The population of this jail changes regularly as new individuals are arrested and old detainees are either transferred to prison or released. On average, 40,000 inmates are processed annually through the MDC and more than 11 million people are processed through the U.S. jail system each year.
Video visitation is available seven days a week. The daytime session begins at 8 a.m., with the last visit at 1:30 pm. The daytime session will facilitate 150 visits on a first-come, first-serve basis. The evening session begins at 4 p.m., with the last visit at 6:30 pm. The evening session will facilitate 100 visits on a first-come, first-serve basis.