Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office
Jackson, Missouri
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The Corrections or Jail  Division is responsible for the housing and management of inmates with both state and federal charges. The jail facility is designed to meet guidelines to house federal prisoners.

The jail division is staffed with deputies and correctional officers that are trained how to supervise and manage the large number of inmates that the facility houses.

Responsibilities of the jail division staff include some of the following:

Security of inmates.
Enforcing jail rules and policies.
Responding to inmate disturbances.
Maintaining a clean jail environment.
Providing nutritional meals to inmates.
Maintaining a peaceful jail environment.
Transportation of inmates.
Monitoring health and obtaining medical attention for inmates.
Escorting inmates to and from court.

Inmates of the jail have access to collect telephone calls only and are allowed to make telephone calls only during certain hours of the day. Telephone messages of any kind are not allowed to be passed to inmates from outside citizens.

If you are having problems getting collect calls from an inmate or if you wish to block an inmate from calling you, please call: 1-800-779-2112.

Visitation information and rules can be found below.

See Inmate Mail Procedures Below



Immediate family members are allowed to visit their family members on Saturdays. Your visitation time will depend on your family members housing location. It is the responsibility of your incarcerated family member to let you know his or her housing assignment.

Visitation times for the housing assignments are as follows:

A-1 Pod,   9:00 A.M. to   9:30 A.M.
A-2 Pod,   9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
B    Pod, 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
C    Pod, 12:00 A.M. to   1:00 P.M.
D    Pod,   1:00 P.M. to   2:00 P.M.
E    Pod,   2:00 P.M. to   3:00 P.M.
F    Pod,   3:00 P.M. to    4:00 P.M.

Immediate family members are defined as mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, son or daughter. You must show a state issued picture I.D. A birth certificate or marriage certificate will be needed if there is a question as to your relationship with the inmate.

All family member must be 16 years old and have an I.D. Anyone between the ages of 5-16 years old can visit if they are considered an immediate family member and they have a state issued photo identification card.

Anyone under the age of 5 visiting is required to obtain prior written permission from the jail administrator before being allowed visitation, and this approval must be obtained prior to each and every visit. Inmates are limited to 1 total visitation per Saturday.

You must arrive and be signed in prior to the visitation time period allotted for your family member.

The only property inmates are allowed to receive by family members are:


3 pair of white socks (still in new unopened package)
3 pair white brief underwear (still in new unopened package, boxers or boxer briefs will not be accepted)
3 white bras (no under wire)




Only prescription medications for inmates are permitted and they must be approved by the facility nurse. Inmate's personal property will not be released to family members on Saturdays, you must pickup the property on any other day of the week except for Saturdays. Inmates can purchase miscellaneous items such as stamps, deodorant, shampoo, etc. off of their commissary fund. Money can be left for inmates at any time for their commissary fund.

If you are currently on probation or parole or you have been incarcerated within our jail within the last year, you will not be permitted to attend visitation.

Severe violation of visitation policy or any serious problems resulting from the inmate as a result of visitation could result in the loss of future visitation privileges.




 EFFECTIVE 01/01/2014

 To expand the safety and security of the Cape Girardeau County Detention Center for inmates and Staff, the following changes are being implemented to the way in which this facility will handle inmate mail.

 All non-privileged correspondence entering the Jail Facility must be post cards

a) All postcards must be standard white postcards, no index cards or photographs.

b)Postcards must be no larger then 5” X 7”.

c) Postcards will have their stamps removed and discarded prior to delivery to the inmate.

 d)Postcards must be addressed with the return address clearly      readable.

                   e)There will be no limit on how many postcards inmates can receive but inmates will be limited to ten postcards in their cell at any one time.

 f)Unacceptable postcards will be returned to sender

 1) Defaced or altered postcards are unacceptable

 2) No plastic/wrappings on postcards.

3) No labels or stickers will be accepted

 4) No postcards with watermarks or stains

 5) No postcards with bio-hazards, including lipsticks or perfumes

 6) No postcards depicting nudity, weapons, alcohol or gang references

 The format for out going mail will not change. Inmates are allowed to send out letters or postcards in mail leaving the Facility. Detainees may purchase paper, pens and stamped envelopes from the Facilities Commissary. There is no limit restricting the amount of letters the Inmate may send out.



 EFFECTIVE 03/015/2014



The Cape Girardeau County Jail now operates an E-mail program for inmates that would like to utilize this service. This service only allows for incoming E-mails to Inmates, no outgoing E-mails will be allowed.


The rules for this service are as follows:


-The Inmate E-mail address is



 -In-coming E-mails are to be limited to 500 words or less.

 -The cost of receiving each E-mail is thirty-five cents per E-mail.

 -Photographs may also be E-mailed into our Facility at a cost of fifty cents per photograph. All Photographs received will be printed out in black and white.

 -Photographs depicting nudity, weapons, alcohol or gang references will not be allowed (If a photograph is questionable then a supervisor will make the final determination if the Inmate will receive the photograph).

 -An Inmate may only possess ten photographs in their cell at one time.

 -An Inmate must have money in their commissary account to pay for the E-Mails and photographs before he/she receives the items.

 -This service is a privilege and can be changed at any time.