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Detention Center

The Harrison County Jail was built in 2004 and holds 46 inmates. Harrison County also houses inmates for other counties. The jail is located in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center. The building also houses the Bethany Police Department and the Probation and Parole Office.

Visitors Information

Inmate visiting hours are on Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Inmates are allowed to have one visit per week and two people per visit. All visits are a max of 30 minutes per visit. Inmates are not allowed a contact visit.

To make an appointment for a visit please call 660-425-3199.

Rules for Visiting

Persons must produce a picture I.D.

A parent or guardian must accompany persons under the age of 17. Proper conduct by all visitors and inmates is expected. Improper conduct, by either party, will result in termination of the visit.

Individuals who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.

The administration reserves the right to deny visitation by persons deemed to be improperly dressed or suspected of carrying contraband. Proper attire includes shoes, short (conservative length), pants, and shirts of conservative length. Females are also required to wear a brassiere. Improper attire includes any clothing that is too revealing as deemed by the staff.


Nothing may be brought in and left for inmates for security reasons. Inmates must purchase all items from the commissary. Through commissary they can email and have video visitation.

Money can be left on the inmates account by going to the office and using the kiosk in the lobby. The lobby is open 24 hours a day. You can also go to to put money on the inmate's account. Credit card transactions are limited to $150.00 per transaction with a total of $500.00 per 30 day period including service fees.

Mailing inmates

All incoming mail will be opened and screened prior to it being given to the inmate. Items received for inmates no longer in custody will be returned to sender, not forwarded.

DO NOT send cash through the mail to an offender. It will not be opened and will be sent back. If you wish to give your offender money please feel free to use or feel free to come to the office and use the lobby kiosk for your convenience.