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Clay County MO Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: July 12, 2021
14 S Water St, Liberty, MO 64068

Clay 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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Clay County MO Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 816-407-3750

The Clay County MO Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 14 S Water St Liberty, MO which is operated locally by the Clay County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Clay County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Liberty Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Telephone: If you have information or need information concerning an inmate, call (816) 407-3800. Inmates can make collect calls only between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. They cannot receive calls nor will messages to inmates be accepted or passed along by detention staff. Get double the amount of calls for the same price, click here to check it out

Incoming Mail: Books will be accepted into this facility if mailed from a publisher. Magazine subscriptions will be allowed with a preprinted label addressed to the inmate - get publisher direct magazines and puzzles here. We will return any mail to the sender that contains contraband. Get jail-approved 4 x 6 glossy pictures sent to your inmate.

Items we consider contraband include, but are not limited to, the following: plain or stamped envelopes, stamps, plastic cards/ID, plain sheets of paper, pens/pencils, hair, body fluids, Polaroid pictures, musical cards, stickers (on letter or envelope), post-it notes, cash, cashier checks, money orders or payroll checks, tobacco, any items with glue or tape, or pornographic photos or magazine pictures and photocopied books, depictions of gang activity, tattoo patterns, sexually explicit or inappropriate content. If the letter does not have a return address, it will be forwarded to the dead letter file at the post office.

Additional Information: Inmates are issued clothing, bedding, and personal hygiene items when incarcerated. Additional items can be purchased from the commissary as needed.

The following items may be accepted after incarceration, subject to search and approval: clothing for jury trial ONLY, new underclothes for female inmates – up to 3 pairs (must be new and still in original packaging, white sports bras only and white briefs only).

Commissary Funds: Funds may be posted to an inmate’s account by using the kiosk in the visitation lobby or by using the website: WWW.INMATECANTEEN.COM The Kiosk will accept cash in all denominations the fee for cash is $1.00 dollar. The kiosk also takes credit cards there is a fee per every $150.00 dollars with a $500.00 dollar limit. Valid photo ID is also required to use the kiosk and the names must be listed exactly the same on both. You will need the inmate’s last name to complete the transaction. The deadline for accepting funds for commissary purchase is 8:00 am Friday. Any changes for a holiday will be posted in advance.

Inmate Locator

Clay County MO Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Missouri. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Clay County MO Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 816-407-3750.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Clay County MO Detention Center - Visitation

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:15 - 09:00 I,J, BH Ad Seg 0745-0815 A,B,C,D 1330-1400 L,M,N,P
09:15 - 10:00 I,J, BH Ad Seg 0830-0900 A,B,C,D 1500-1530 L,M,N,P
10:15 - 11:00 Ad Seg I,J 0915-0945 A,B,C,D 1545-1615 L,M,N,P
13:30 - 14:15 Ad Seg I,J 1845-1915 L,M,N,P
15:00 - 15:45 E,F,G,H L,M,N,P A,B,C,D O,Q 1000-1030 E,F,G,H
16:00 - 16:45 E,F,G,H L,M,N,P A,B,C,D O,Q 1045-1115 E,F,G,H 1930-2000 K,O,Q
19:00 - 19:45 E,F,G,H L,M,N,P A,B,C,D O,Q 1245-1315 E,F,G,H 2015-2045 K,O,Q
20:00 - 20:45 E,F,G,H L,M,N,P A,B,C,D K,O,Q 2100-2130 K,O,Q
21:00 - 21:45 L,M,N,P K

Inmates are allowed 1 (one) visitation period per day with a maximum of 3 visitors and no more than 2 adults are allowed per visit. Anyone under the age of 16 must be with a parent or legal guardian. (Legal Guardian must have notarized paperwork) Visitors should arrive 30 minutes before visits to sign in. We will accept ID up to 30 minutes prior to a visitation period. Each visitor is requested to remain at the Detention Center after signing in for a visit. If the visitor leaves and is not in the building at the time the visits are called, the visit will be forfeited and the inmate will lose his/her visitation privilege for that day. PHOTO ID is required. If you do not have a driver’s license or state ID, you need to bring your birth certificate and social security card.


Minister Visits: Monday thru Friday 8:30–11:00 am and 3:30-4:30 pm
Classification Lockdown: Inmates listed in classification lockdown will not be eligible for a visit until they are classified and placed on the housing floor.
Administrative Lockdowns: Monday and Friday at the times listed above.
Disciplinary Lockdowns: Attorney, probation officer, and minister visits only. Lockdown release dates can be obtained from the number listed above.
Administrative and Disciplinary Lockdown Minister Visits: Monday thru Friday 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

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