Harrison County Jail & Prison

Find Harrison County Missouri jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Harrison County Jail PO Box 169 Bethany MO 64424 660-425-3199


About Harrison County Jails & Prisons

A Harrison County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Harrison County, MO where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Harrison County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Harrison County Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Harrison County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Harrison County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
Harrison County Inmate Searches

All levels of Harrison County Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in Harrison County, MO provide details of Jail and Prison rosters, inmate contact information, visitation policies and procedures, and how send money to loved ones who may be incarcerated. Harrison County inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting Harrison County Jails, Harrison County, Missouri State, and Federal Prisons.

Harrison County Jails

Jails are Harrison County government facilities in the county criminal justice system. A Lockup is a particular type of Jail that serves as a temporary holding facility, attached to the Harrison County Police Department or Harrison County Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in Harrison County, Missouri

Harrison County Prisons can be categorized by level of security: minimum, medium, or maximum. Minimum Security Prisons allow inmates considerable daily movement and are intended for non-violent criminals and inmates who pose little risk of escape or threat to prison staff or other inmates. Medium Security Prisons are somewhat more restrictive facilities, but still allow for daily movement and house inmates in housing units instead of cells. Maximum Security Prisons are reserved for the most violent offenders and those who pose the highest escape threat, and these facilities place the greatest restrictions on inmates.

In Missouri, State Prisons are run by a Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Federal Prisons are the responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). While most prisons are owned and operated by government agencies, many prisons have been privatized. Private prisons are owned and operated by for-profit companies under contract with government agencies, though oversight of private prisons remains the responsibility of Harrison County, Missouri State, and Federal Government.