The current St. Charles County Department of Corrections (SCCDOC) 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 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 one year per individual case, however, some individuals have been held 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.
Inmates are normally allowed to read books, magazines and religious materials exchanged in the housing units on a weekly basis.
The SCCDOC also has a complete law library available for inmates 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 conducts semi-annual firearms qualification for all armed officers at the St. Charles County Firing Range, operated by the St. Charles County Police Department. The 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.