The Corrections Division is responsible for the fair and firm care, custody, and control of all sentenced and non-sentenced inmates charged to the custody of the Sheriff. The Buchanan County Jail is designed with three separate housing units with a total bed capacity of 234 inmates. The Buchanan County Jail provides a complete range of services for all inmates while they are incarcerated, A 45-person staff has been allocated to provide supervision of inmates incarcerated in the Buchanan County Jail. The Corrections Division consists of 2 Divisional Commanders: Lieutenant of Custody and Lieutenant of Compliance, 7 Sergeants, 4 Deputies, 25 Detention Deputies, 3 property clerks, 2 kitchen staff, 1 digital download specialist, and 1 receptionist.
Turnkey Corrections offers video visitation, email, and SMS messaging as well as commissary to inmates. Video visitation allows the inmate to visit family, children, and friends throughout the week. The email services offered are faster and cheaper than postal mail. Please visit www.inmatecanteen.com to set up your account.
Securus Technologies offers all inmates access to a telephone. Inmates are only allowed to make outgoing collect calls, with the telephone call limited to fifteen (15) minutes in duration. Individuals that have a collect call block placed on their telephone by their telephone service provider will not be able to receive telephone calls from Buchanan County inmates. Securus provides telephone services: Calling from mobile device – 1-972-734-1111, Calling using landline telephone/international – 1-800-844-6591, Citizens may also set up an advanced connect account, add funds, and view balances at https://securustech.net/.
Sheriff's Office - Corrections
Lt. Joe Lysaght
Email Lt. Joe Lysaght
Phone : (816) 236-8800
Lt. Natalie Colboch
Email Lt. Natalie Colboch
501 Faraon Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday