Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953
All money on the offender’s person at the time of incarceration is placed on the offender's commissary account. They may use that to purchase personal hygiene items, clothing, and supplemental food items once weekly through our commissary vendor. To place money on a person’s account after incarceration the money has to be in the form of a money order made out to … "Boone County Jail for ___(offender’s name)____" ….. This may be mailed directly to the offender at:
Boone County Jail
2121 County Drive
Columbia Missouri 65202
Money orders may also be dropped off for the offender during any schedule visitation time Monday through Sunday between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM at the public window of the jail lobby.
All United States currency and coinage and or endorsed money orders will be receipted and accepted upon incarceration into the offender’s account. No actual money or money orders will be allowed in general or segregated population or in the offender’s property bag.
Government checks are accepted into account after arrest, however personal checks and payroll checks are NOT.Questions about medications?
Offenders who are arrested and currently under a Doctor’s care and are taking prescribed medications need to advise the medical staff upon initial booking of the types and dosages of medication, such as insulin, diabetic, blood pressure medication, and particularly heart related medication.
Specific necessary medication may be allowed in the facility on a case by case basis due to lag time in setting up some medications from our contract pharmacy. Those offenders on unique medications need to make the medical department aware of such prescriptions and specific Doctor contact information.
It is extremely important that the offender inform the medical department of all medications that are taken on a daily basis to insure that required medications are ordered and dispensed accordingly.Can inmates get married during incarceration?
Jail policy does NOT permit marriages for inmates during their incarceration, while awaiting trial, serving a sentence, or waiting to be transferred to prison.What are the intake and release procedures for offenders?
The Boone County Jail has a 24 hour @ day/ 7 days @ week intake/release procedure. Except for minimal disruption during mandatory count periods, family members may bond out offenders at any time. The Jail is located behind the main entrance of the Sheriff’s Office (notable by the lighted flag pole). Once you enter the parking area of the Sheriff’s Office Complex, there is signage that will direct you to the Jail Parking lot and entrance. Our jail is located at 2121 County Drive, Columbia Missouri 65202.
Please see the Custody Operations page for information on intake.What is the policy for eye glasses?
Offenders who are booked without their prescription eyeglasses will need to submit a request to our medical department on a MSR (Medical Service Request) form for approval to have them dropped off during visitation times. Glasses with broken frames or broken lenses will not be accepted.Do offenders have access to clergy?
We have special visitation times set for clergy visits to our offender population. Approved Clergy must make an appointment with our main control room, 573- 875-1111 ext 6220. Appointments are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
Clergy, like all our contact volunteer staff must submit to a criminal history check and be approved by the Detention Commander or one of the Squad Captains. Clergy wishing to be placed on the approved list must contact either Chief Brewer, Captain Hoskins or Captain Atwell to participate in this process.What happens if an offender's car was impounded during arrest?
If the vehicle that the offender was driving was impounded you must contact the arresting agency for information as to where the vehicle is located. If the Sheriff's Office was involved in the arrest, you need to contact (573) 875-1111 and ask for the Enforcement Supervisor to obtain this information.How do I bond an offender out of the Boone County Jail?
The jail will accept bonds on any Boone County Jurisdictional case and on all cases, both out of county and out of state, that are not restricted for some reason by the requesting jurisdiction. Bonding is accomplished at the public entrance to the Boone County Jail. Seating and space is severely limited, so a nominal wait period is to be expected. Bonding is accomplished 24 hours a day 7 days a week on a first come, first serve basis with the notable exception of four mandatory count periods daily wherein activity and offender movement in the facility is severely restricted until complete. Certain emergencies that the jail might experience might also delay the bonding process. However, those exceptions noted, most bonding can occur within 20-30 minutes once the process starts.
For all bonds, we now accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and bonding Company Surety. For Cash Bonds, we accept Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. All credit card transactions are processed through a "Third Party Pay System". We currently employ CourtMoney.com as our third party pay system. The credit card must be in the person's name who is posting the bond, in the person's possession, and must be presented along with a matching picture ID. Fees for using the system vary and can be obtained at the time of bonding or by calling CourtMoney.com direct at 1-877-222-0377. Boone County collects no fees whatsoever from credit card transactions through this system. Surety Bonds must be approved to write in Boone County. For a complete and current list, please consult the Boone County Circuit Clerks' office M - F between 8AM and 5PM at (573) 886-4000. Missouri allows for personal property to be put for bond in certain circumstances. This is only done at the Circuit Clerk's office at the Courthouse. Call (573) 886-4000 for current information.What are the visiting procedures of the Boone County Jail?
No one under the age of 16 will be allowed to visit inside the Boone County Jail. Children under the age of 16 shall NOT be left unattended by visitors on the property of the Boone County Sheriff/Jail Complex.
Visitors are required to present one of the following photographic identification formats:
Only one visitor per visitation period. Parents (to include step-parents), Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles will be considered as one visitor.
Per policy, there are NO "special visits" unless approved by the Sheriff of Boone County.
Loss of visitation privileges will be a form of disciplinary action. Visits will be limited to once each day. If an inmate receives a visit in the morning he/she will not be allowed to a second visit in the evening. Money orders and acceptable property will be taken in between the hours of 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM daily.
Visitation will be by alphabetical first letter of last name:
|Sunday||Additional day for male and female trustee offenders|
|Monday through Sunday||Male Visitation||Female Visitation|
|Morning||8:30 AM – 9:30 AM||9:45 AM – 10:45 AM|
|Evening||7:30 PM – 8:30 PM||8:45 PM – 9:45 PM|
No visitor will be allowed to carry in cameras, cell-phones, electronic recording devices. Purses and non-authorized items must be left in the vehicle in the parking lot prior to admission to the visitation area. The Sheriff's Department shall not be responsible for any item left by the public.What is the policy for inmate mail?
Friends and families of offenders may write them at the following address:
Offender's Name (full legal name)
Boone County Jail
2121 County Drive
Columbia Missouri 65202
All incoming mail, personal and legal, is opened in front of the offender at the time of delivery and inspected for contraband. Mail is not read, merely inspected for contraband, which is anything not authorized by the rules and regulations of this facility.
Offenders that are deemed to be indigent are allowed free mailings of up to two a week for the duration of their indigent status. Stamps and pre-stamped envelopes are not allowed unless obtained via our commissary program. Any item sent through the mail shall have the entire mailing sent back to sender for containing contraband.
Packages are always opened outside of the jail facility. They are never opened in front of the offender population. They are inspected for contraband at that time and may be resealed and sent back to sender upon inspection.Which types of property are authorized for offenders serving sentences?
For those offenders who are anticipating serving a sentence in the Boone County Jail and for those family members needing to know what property is acceptable here is a list of commonly accepted property for the jail.
Please Note: All items allowed for those serving sentences are for initial intake only. After intake, all clothing items must be purchased from the commissary.
Tee Shirts: limit of 3, no pockets, no tank tops, no long sleeves, white only.
Socks: limit of 3, white only.
Underwear: limit of 3, plain panties, briefs, or boxers, white only.
Note: female arrivals may keep their colored underwear until a pair of acceptable white underwear has been purchased from our commissary or brought in by family members.
Brassiere: Limit of 3, no underwires, white only. *Note: new female arrivals may remove underwires from current brassieres to make them acceptable, and new arrivals may also keep colored brassieres until such time as appropriate clothing can be bought from our commissary, or delivered by family.
Thermal Underwear: white or crème colored only, limit of two.
Tennis Shoes: No longer allowed to keep on person while serving time.
Paperback Books: limit of two in possession at any one time. All books become the property of the facility upon delivery, but the offender shall have the option to read them first.
Magazines: limit of 2 by subscription only.
Religious Books: Soft back Bible or Koran, additional religious tracts or texts may be kept to reasonable minimum. These shall remain the property of the offender.
Newspapers: Will only be accepted via subscription and in the possession of the offender for one day's worth only.
This is any material that falls into the general guidelines of being:
Explicit or graphic depiction of sexual acts.
Material that promotes or solicits sexual activity.
Material that promotes the abuse or exploitation of children.
Material that depicts the manufacture, simulation and or concealment of weapons, ammunition, explosives, incendiaries, escape devices, or escape techniques.
Material that depicts ingredients and or manufacture of toxic or illegal substances.
Material that promotes or advocates violence, disorder, insurrection or terrorist activities against individuals, groups, organizations and government facilities.
Material that promotes, advocates, or instructs in the commission of criminal activity.
Material that depicts or contains technical specifications or may be used to alter or defeat electronic, mechanical or other security devices and or information concerning security techniques and training of personnel and canine units.
Material that depicts or contains information that may be used to alter or defeat communications systems.
Instructions or information relating to the ability to injure or kill a person.
Any material that would be detrimental to the security, good order or discipline of this facility.
Limit of ten (10), no pornographic, provocative photos. This includes any depiction of gang signs. Photographs will not have frames or be affixed to cardboard or homemade frames.
We allow small religious medallions, no larger than 1 inch by 1 inch and made of pliable material, no metal. We allow plain wedding band, no large stones. We allow a medical alert necklace or bracelet. Limit of one each.