Detention Division

Phone: (417) 582-1976      Fax: (417) 582-0478CCSO_Jail_Badge

The Detention Division of the Sheriff's Department houses all of the arrestees apprehended by the Law Enforcement Agencies in the County. Our detention facility was designed to accomodate up to 96 inmates. We house all county inmates, subjects from other agencies, individuals arrested on warrants from other states, and detainees of the U.S. Marshal, Federal Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Immigration.

DIVISION STAFF

Major Brian Cathey
Chief Deputy
Email: bcathey@christiancountysheriff.net

Captain Bryan Gillman
Detention Division Commander
Public Information Officer for Detention Center
Email: bgillman@christiancountysheriff.net

Lieutenant Brandon Bressie
Shift Supervisor

Sergeant Krystal Smith
Shift Supervisor

Sergeant Evan Pyle
Shift Supervisor

Corporal Robert Durham
Asst Shift Supervisor

Corporal Tim Halcomb
Asst Shift Supervisor

Corporal Nicholas Tidwell
Asst Shift Supervisor

Corporal Jacob Finney
Asst Shift Supervisor

Corporal Jennifer Jamieson
Asst Shift Supervisor

VISITING HOURS

BOOKING – By Appointment Only **

Saturday                                 Sunday

E-Pod 0900-1100                    F-Pod 0900-1100

A-Pod 1400-1600                    D-Pod 1400-1600

B-Pod 2000-2200                    E-Pod 2000-2200

 

PERSONAL VISITATION:

Visitation is a privilege and is subject to change depending on staffing, or emergencies. Every attempt will be made to give advance notice of any changes; however staff might not be able to accommodate early notification.

  • FACE TO FACE visitation will be allowed on Saturday and Sunday only during the hours prescribed above.
  • During meal times and shift changes visitation will not be permitted.
  • No more than two visitors will be allowed in the visitation area at one time for each offender.
  • Visitors 17 years old or older must produce an approved (photo) identification card prior to being allowed to visit.  Approved identifications are Driver’s License, and Missouri State Identification Cards.
  • Visitors 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times in order to visit.  The guardian will be counted as one of the visitors.
  • It is the offender’s responsibility to advise the visitor of the scheduled time of their visit and the visitation requirements.
  • Any special visitation requests must be pre-approved by the Sheriff and/or the Jail Administrator, or their designee.
  • If you are moved from one pod to another for any reason we will accommodate your old visitation schedule for that weekend. It will be your responsibility to notify your visitors of your new visitation day and time. Your old visitation time will not be honored the second week if you remain in that pod, unless given permission by the Jail Captain or Administration. 
  • If you are moved to booking we can schedule a visit in the booking area on Saturday or Sunday only. Your visit will be limited to one hour with discretion of the Booking Officer. Visitation times in booking are 0900-1100, 1400-1600 and 2000-2200.

DENIAL OR TERMINATION OF A VISIT:

  • A visit may be denied or terminated and visiting privileges suspended under the following circumstances:
  • Visitor(s) that appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Insufficient space will not mean denial, however visitors may have to wait for an open seat
  • Refusal by a visitor to submit to search procedures.
  • You will be denied a visit if you have a court order to not contact a particular person.
  • Refusal or failure to produce sufficient identification (ordinarily photo ID) or the falsifying of identifying information by a visitor.
  • Failure to prevent children from disturbing other people.
  • Inappropriate display of affection, suggestive activity, or inappropriate dress.
  • A visitor with visible body markings or jewelry that by its nature would promote or cause adverse reactions because of racial, ethnic, or religious beliefs will not be permitted to remain in the Jail’s general public area, inside or outside of the Jail.
  • Dress that excites the senses; transparent clothing, exposed breasts, exposed genitalia is not appropriate and not allowed for visitors.  Short shorts and tank tops (male and female), and bare feet are not considered appropriate dress for a Jail setting.
  • Other conduct or conditions deemed by the Jail Staff as disruptive to the security or orderly operation of the visitation process.
  • Failure of the visitor to show up at the scheduled time of the visit.
  • If your visitor is on Probation or Parole, unless they have written permission at the time of their visit from their Probation or Parole Officer.
  • Violations of any of the above standards may result in the denial or termination of visitation for an extended period of time.
  • Some or all of the above may be a violation of one or more of the following Missouri Revised Statutes:  574.090, Ethnic Intimidation in the First Degree; 574.093; Ethnic Intimidation in the Second Degree; 574.010, Peace Disturbance.
  • Vulgarity, racial, ethnic or confrontational remarks will not be tolerated.

MINISTERIAL VISITATION:

Ministers will be allowed to visit during the offender’s regularly scheduled visitation.  Ministers will also be allowed to visit in accordance to the Jail Administrator’s discretion.

BONDING AGENT INTERVIEW:

Offenders will be allowed to visit with Bail Bonding Agents at the request of the Agent.  If an offender has contacted a Bonding Agent, it is up to the Agent to request the interview through the Shift Supervisor.

ATTORNEY VISITATION:

  • The Attorney visitations are between 0800 and 1630 hours on weekdays, with the exception of meal times.  Exceptions may be granted if advance arrangements are made by the Attorney through the Lieutenant or Jail Administrator.
  • Offenders may request Jail Staff to notify their Public Defender of their wish to see them.  This request must be made in writing on a Public Defender form, and will be faxed to the local Public Defender’s office.
  • Contact with a private Attorney will be made by the offender telephone system or by U.S. mail.

INNER-JAIL VISITATION:

In some cases where a husband and wife are incarcerated in the Jail, requests are made for a visit.  These requests must be made to the Jail Administrator.  Each case will be determined by its own merit and purpose.  IT IS NOT A POLICY TO GRANT SUCH VISITS.

VISITATION RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  • The offender will stand at the blue line and wait for the Officer to let them out of their pod.
  • Offenders will follow the line as directed by the Pod/Control Officer with their hands clasped behind their backs, to and from visitation.  Offenders will conduct themselves in an orderly manner in route to, during, and upon returning from their visit.  No talking will be permitted during movement.
  • Offenders will not attempt to get attention of visitors waiting outside.
  • Offenders will remain seated while in visitation.

Failure to abide by the above rules will result in the immediate termination of the visit and possible cancellation of all subsequent visits for a period of one week or more depending on the severity of the violation.

MESSAGES TO INMATES:

Offenders cannot receive phone calls on the phones within the Jail.  Messages will not be passed to the Offenders.  Offenders will be notified when there is a death of an immediate family member, after confirmation. 

VIDEO VISITATION:

  • Video visitation is held 7 days a week.
  • Times for video visitation are as follows: 0900-1100, 1330-1600, 2000-2200
  • It is the responsibility of your friends and family to set up the visitation day and time.
  • All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
  • All visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the appointment or up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Visits will last a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • At this time, there is no set limit on the amount of times an offender can have a video visit.
  • To schedule a remote visit, you will need to have at least $20.00 in your account. If you need to add funds, please go to www.icsolutions.com or call 888-506-8407.
  • The visit charge will be applied to your prepaid account as soon as your visit is scheduled.
  • If your visit is cancelled by the facility due to staffing or emergencies, we will return the money to your account. If cancelled due to behavioral issues, your money will not be returned.
  • Please be advised if an offender is in any program (i.e. court, church, attorney visits, recreation etc.), they are not eligible to receive the visit at that time and the visit may have to be rescheduled.
  • Visitors should test their internet/video connection prior to scheduling a visit. Please go to www.icsvideovisit.com for instructions.
  • Visitors should connect 15 minutes prior to appointment to check in.
  • Visitors will not be able to connect after the scheduled start time and will not be able to visit.
  • If you do not show for a scheduled visit, no refund will be issued.
  • If you lose internet connection you will not be allowed to reconnect and no refund will be issued.
  • All visitors must possess a valid government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, State ID card, or Military Issued ID and must be displayed at the beginning of the visit.
  • All children (under 17 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult and must possess a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • Visitors may also be asked to provide proof of relationship to the detainee. This can be done with a birth certificate, marriage license, adoption papers, or other legal documents.
  • Appropriate dress is required at all times:

     

    • The same dress attire will be used as the face to face visits.
  • Any inappropriate activity will result in termination of your session, possible termination of any future session and there will be no refund given.
  • Visitors involved in the following will be placed on permanent visiting restrictions

     

    1. Visitors that create a disturbance or disruption of the visiting process.
    2. Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    3. Visitors that refuse to show sufficient identification.
  • The visitation schedule may be cancelled or altered on county appointed holidays or for safety/security reasons.
  • Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time at their discretion.
  • Each visitation session will show a timer to display the elapsed time.
  • After your visit ahs ended your connection will be terminated.

NOTE: We will continue to run face to face visits along with video visits for a period of time. Video visitation is intended to allow more visits and the opportunity for your friends and family to not have to drive to the facility and visit from the comfort of their home.