This facility was built in 1989 and has the capacity of 592 prisoners. It is a maximum security second generation jail. Current population distribution consists of inmates awaiting trial, committed / sentenced, state prisoners and holds for other jurisdictions including local municipalities as well as federal inmates.
Individuals are held here on a wide variety of offenses ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to murder in the first degree. The maximum sentence anyone can serve at this facility is 1 year per individual case, however, some individuals have been held here longer waiting to go to trial.
Housing Unit Dayroom
Inmates are typically assigned to housing units with the capacity of 24 to 48 individuals. Inmates spend a majority of their day in the housing unit for recreation, food service and daily activities.
At the request of the officer on duty, inmates are allowed to enter and exit their cells any time during normal hours of operation.
Inmates may spend an average of 14 hours per day in the dayroom or at recreation.
The gymnasium is available to inmates for indoor recreation particularly in times of inclement weather when the outdoor recreation yards are closed. Basketball is the primary activity available.
Inmates are normally allowed to read books that are exchanged in the housing units on a weekly basis. Available to them are books, magazines, and religious materials.
The St. Charles County Department of Corrections (SCCDOC) does have a complete law library available for inmates to use to research legal issues.
Inmates are allowed one, 60-minute visit every other week. The day and time of their visit depends on the inmate’s housing and cell assignment.
The maximum number of visitors is 4 per inmate and inmates must notify their visitors of visitation requirements.
The SCCDOC work release program is maintained in accordance with Missouri statutes. An individual must be sentenced to work release by the courts. Individuals sentenced to work release are allowed to leave the facility each work day to maintain a job in the community and must return to the facility each night.
The SCCDOC conducts semi-annual firearms qualification for all armed officers at the St. Charles County Firing Range, which is operated by the St. Charles County Police Department. This state of the art range is one of the most advanced in the region offering classroom facilities for on-site instruction and both flip-type silhouette targets and moving targets.
All Supervisors and Transport Officers, who are armed, are certified by the State of Missouri as Peace Officers.