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Inmate/Facility Information

UPDATE: Due to the COVID19 pandemic the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office will not be allowing any property of any type into the jail. All lobby video visitation is cancelled until further notice. Off-site video visits are still being allowed. Attorney and probation/parole visits are being done in the old visitation over the phones. All clergy visits and worship services are canceled until further notice. We ask you not to visit our facility during this time. Further updates can be found here or on our Facebook page.


Detainee Communication:


Detainees of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office have access to phones, video visitation, e-messages, and regular mail.  All communication other than regular mail is handled via SECURUS.  Use the following information to obtain access to the respective services:


Download the Securus App on your smart phone or mobile device.


Phone Calls:

(800) 844-6591


Detainees 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 detainees from outside citizens by any officer.


If you are having problems getting collect calls from a detainee, please contact Securus. If you wish to block a detainee from calling you, please call the Sheriff's Office and ask to speak with a member of the Jail Staff or contact Securus directly.


E-Messaging / Video Visitation:

Emessaging / Video Visitation

(877) 578-3658


Mail Procedures:


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

  • All non-privileged correspondence entering the Jail Facility must be post cards
  • All postcards must be standard white postcards, no index cards or photographs.
  • Postcards must be no larger than 5" X 7".
  • Postcards will have their stamps removed and discarded prior to delivery to the detainee.
  • Postcards must be addressed with the return address clearly readable.
  • There will be no limit on how many postcards detainees can receive but detainees will be limited to ten postcards in their cell at any one time.  
  • Unacceptable postcards will be returned to sender. Unacceptable postcards include but are not limed to the following:
    •     Defaced or altered postcards are unacceptable
    •     No plastic/wrappings on postcards.
    •     No labels or stickers will be accepted.
    •     No postcards with watermarks or stains.
    •     No postcards with biohazards, including lipsticks, perfumes, or other foreign substances.
    •     No postcards depicting nudity, weapons, alcohol or gang references.


Sending a Detainee money / funds:


You may put money on a detainee's account by utilizing one of the following:

If you should have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Cape Girardeau County Jail Division at (573) 243-3551 option 1.