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Platte County Detention Facility

The Platte County Detention Facility located at 1125 E. 17th Street was completed in June of 2003 at a cost of $7,176,034.00. The facility has an inmate capacity of 144 adult inmates. The Platte County Detention Facility replaces the old Platte County Jail which is located in the Courthouse. The previous jail had a inmate capacity of 27 adult inmates. The old jail is still used  on a daily basis for persons sentenced from court until they can be picked up and those transported to the Courthouse from the Detention Facility for court appearances

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The facility incorporates several types of housing. Open bay housing is used for workers and minimum security inmates, with cell block pods used for inmates of a more serious nature.

B Pod, which has a capacity of 32 inmates incorporates two man cell blocks.

A Pod, Open Bay for Inmate workers and Work Release.



The Detention Facility books an average of 3,000 inmates per year.  Platte County contracts with several area counties for holding their adult inmates. The basic cost to other counties is $50.00 per day per inmate, unless there is a exclusive contract in place in which case the per day rate is lower.


The majority of the Detention Facility is controlled by officers in the Master Control Room. The entire facility is run from this room through touch screen computers.


Inmate visitation is conducted on a daily basis (except for weekends and holidays). All persons entering visitation must pass through a metal detector and be listed on the inmates list of visitors expected. Only non-contact visitation is allowed. Each inmate is allowed 2 hours of visitation per week.  The Platte County Detention Facility now allows inmate communication using CIDNET.  


The Platte County Detention facility offers both inside and outside recreation areas. Recreation for inmates is held on a daily basis with each inmate being allowed 1 hour of recreation time per day, Monday - Friday.


The Platte County Detention Facility contracts with CBM Food Service for inmate food service. All meal menus are inspected to insure they provide the required nutrition required by Jail Standards Rules and Regulations.



The Detention Facility has a court room built into the facility. A video link has been established between the Detention Facility and the County Court, making it possible to hold certain proceedings without transporting inmates outside the facility. A video link is also being established to other counties.



The Platte County Detention Facility currently contracts with Advance Correctional Health for inmate medical services. The facility has two  certified nurses for inmate medical needs. A doctor from Advanced Correctional Health visits the facility at least once a week.


Bible Study Groups, NA: Narcotics Anonymous, Translation Services, Inmate Law Library, Inmate Telephone System, Non-Contact Visitation, Job Search Clinic, Laundry Services, Medical Services, Library, Inmate Commissary, GED: General Equivalency Diploma, AA: Alcoholics Anonymous.

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