Adair County MO Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 14, 2024
215 N Franklin St, Kirksville, MO 63501

Adair Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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You can support your loved ones at Adair Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 660-665-4600.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Adair County MO Jail. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Adair Co Jail, located at 215 N Franklin St in Kirksville, MO, is a secure detention center operated by the Adair County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Kirksville Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Appeals to classification must be submitted in writing within ten days, explaining any perceived inaccuracies. A written response will follow. Classifications are reviewed periodically, considering changes in charges or behavior. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Notices are issued for reclassification, and appeals follow the same procedure as initial classifications. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Missouri. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Adair County MO Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Adair County MO Jail - Visitation

All inmates are allowed two, 30-minute visits a week. Visiting days and times are determined by the area and room of the jail that they are assigned. To learn an inmate's visitation day/time please contact the Sheriff's Office at 660-665-4644 ext 1.

If you are travelling a long distance to visit an inmate (one hour's drive or longer) special visits can be made through the Corrections Branch Director.

Persons wishing to visit an inmate must meet the below requirements:

  • The visitor must sign in with correctional personnel at the control room window which is located at the far end of the lobby
  • The visitor must show photo identification
  • The visitor can not have been incarcerated in the Detention Center in the previous sixty days prior to the visitation.
    • An exception shall be made if the visitor was held in the Detention Center on only a twelve-hour self-protection hold that did not result in criminal charges being filed.
  • No visitors will be allowed to visit if they are a victim, co-conspirator or witness in an inmate's case, or any other ongoing case, or are prohibited to have contact with the detainee by court order.
  • Any person wishing to visit is subject to being searched. Any person refusing to be searched will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Usage of cellphones in the visitation rooms is prohibited. Recording or photography of the visitation areas will result in being banned from future visits.

Children are allowed to participate in visitation. Children are required to be supervised by an adult during the duration of the visit. However, if they become unruly, disruptive or are defacing or damaging county property, the visitation will be cancelled and they will no longer be allowed to visit.

All visitors are required to adhere to a dress code. Any person in violation of the dress code will not be allowed to visit. Dress code violations include but are not limited to:

  • tube tops
  • swimming attire
  • clothing which is above mid-thigh to include cut-offs, shorts, dresses and skirts
  • see-through clothing
  • clothing which exposes or make visible the breasts or not wearing a shirt
  • clothes that expose the midriff area
  • bare feet

If a visitor is suspected of being intoxicated they will be asked to submit to a portable breath test to sample their breath to gauge their blood alcohol content. If they refuse to submit to this test, they will be asked to leave the facility.

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