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Buchanan County Jail, MO Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: March 31, 2024
816-236-8888, 816-236-8801
501 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO, 64501

Buchanan County Jail inmate lookup: Description of Charges, Last Name, Offense Date, Status, Release Date, DOB, Who's in jail, Inmate Roster, Commitment Date, Description, Disposition, Mugshots, Address, Bookings, Issuing Auth, Charges, Booking Date, Arrests, Bond, Information Recorded.

Use this website for informational purposes only.

Buchanan County Jail is located in St. Joseph, Missouri. The main facility is a traditional jail with beds for both males and female inmates over 17.

You can find the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office website here.

If you know someone who is serving time in Buchanan County Jail, you will find all the information you need to know below.

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Buchanan County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Buchanan County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 501 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO, 64501
Contact Numbers 816-236-8888, 816-236-8801
City St. Joseph
Postal Code 64501
State Missouri
County Buchanan County
Jail Webpage website

Buchanan County Sheriffs Department Court Security Division

Address 411 Jules Street, St. Joseph, Missouri, 64501
Phone 816-271-1462

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

If you are trying to find out who’s in jail in Buchanan County, this database serves as the Buchanan County Jail imamate search. You can look up an inmate if you know his or her first and last name.

Or you can search through the list of records. This database lists people currently in jail and includes information on their mugshot, charges, and bond amount.

This information is updated every 30 minutes. When a person's information is entered into the Buchanan County Corrections Inmate Management System, that information is updated. When a person is released from jail, they will no longer appear in this database.

Sending a Mail

To ensure safety and security, the staff at Buchanan County Jail opens all mail before it is delivered to the inmate.

To address mail to an Buchanan County inmate, please include their full name, booking number, and cell as shown in the Current Inmate Database. Make sure to include your full name and address on the return address section of the envelope.

Compose your envelope like this example:

John Joseph Jones
00012345 M-4A
Buchanan County Jail
501 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO, 64501

Rules for Sending Mail

Do not send the following:

  • Stamps

  • Envelopes

  • Paper

  • Pens/pencils

  • inappropriate pictures or photos (no Polaroids accepted; only 5 pictures per envelope, no larger than 5x7)

  • plastic cards

  • phone cards

  • stickers

  • lipstick marks or any other visible unknown substances on envelopes or letters ( perfume, droplets, white out, etc.)

  • padded or bubble mailers or glued items.

Sending Money

Inmate's money accounts are used to buy items from the inmate commissary and to pay for various medical services and jail fees.

Do not send checks or cash. Money orders are acceptable. On the money order, include the inmate's name and booking number.

Funds can be deposited by U.S. Mail and addressed as follows:

Inmate Name
Jail Number and housing area
501 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO, 64501

Funds can be deposited in person at the Video Visitation Center:

Located at %loction% during the hours of 8:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., 7 days a week.

Funds can be deposited by Western Union Funds transfer:

To deposit funds using Western Union, visit any Western Union Agent location and include the following information when completing the Blue Quick Collect Send form:

Pay to: Buchanan County Corr Inmate Comm
Code City/State: St. Joseph, Missouri
Include inmate's booking number, last name, and first name
Attention line:
Include the six-digit date of birth (i.e. MMDDYY)

Phone Calls

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Buchanan County Jail you must first set up an inmate telephone account. This process is not immediately effective; it could take up to 24 hours. Click on the link below to set up the account:

Visiting Rules

All inmates are allowed three video visits per week. Video visitation cuts down on waiting in line and being searched. Visits are monitored and may be recorded.

How to Schedule a Video Visit

  • Visitors MUST call to schedule the first appointment at least ONE DAY in advance.

  • Call 816-236-8888, 816-236-8801 to schedule appointments.

  • Each visitor will be issued a unique visitor ID number, which must be provided when scheduling visits.

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • Bring your valid driver's license, passport or state and/or military ID.

If you experience problems with the system, please contact the Visitation Center at 816-236-8888, 816-236-8801

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Buchanan County Prison Statistics

Buchanan County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 10
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Buchanan County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 38
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 163
Native Jail Population 1
Latino Jail Population -

Buchanan County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 5
Latino Prison Population 25
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 662
Black Prison Population 120

Buchanan County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 3,110
Male Jail Population 174
Total Jail Population 219
Female Jail Population 30

Buchanan County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 18
Female Pretrial Jail Population 27
Male Pretrial Jail Population 122

Buchanan County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 612
Black Prison Admissions 68
Other Prison Admissions 4
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 12
White Prison Admissions 528
Male Prison Admissions 495
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 117

Buchanan County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 89
Total Prison Population 812
Male Prison Population 723