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 two separate housing units with a bed capacity for 224 inmates. The Buchanan County Jail provides a complete range of services for all inmates while they are incarcerated. A 48 person staff has been allocated to provide supervision of inmates incarcerated in the Buchanan County Jail. The Corrections Division consists of; a Divisional Commander, four sergeants, three corporals, 15 deputies, 16 civilian detention officers, four property clerks and two kitchen staff.

The jail staff is responsible for all transportation of inmates, as well as, the extradition of any wanted person from anywhere in the continental United States.

Inmate Services Provided by Turnkey Corrections

Turnkey Corrections offers video visitation and email as well as commissary to inmates.  Video visitation allows the inmate to visit family, children and friends throughout the week.  They also offer email services for the inmates which is faster and cheaper than postal mail.  Please visit to set up your account. 

AdvancePay® Prepaid Telephone Accounts

 To accept calls from an inmate at this facility, we recommend you create an AdvancePay® prepaid telephone account.  Prepaid calling works by placing money on your phone number so that when your inmate calls you the funds are deducted from the balance on your prepaid account.

To set up or fund a prepaid account, you have two options:

Web- visit to create a prepaid telephone account, add funds to prepaid telephone accounts, view balances, and more.

Phone- call 1-800-483-8314 to create or add funds to an AdvancePay® prepaid telephone account.