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The St. Louis County Jail - St. Louis City in Clayton, St. Louis city, Missouri, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in St. Louis County Jail - St. Louis City are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the St. Louis County Jail - St. Louis City are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the St. Louis city Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Missouri Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the St. Louis County Jail - St. Louis City are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in St. Louis city, Missouri are: Florissant City Police Jail, St. Louis City Justice Center, St. Louis City Medium Security Institution. In addition, St. Louis city houses the following juvenile facilities: St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center, St. Louis County Juvenile Detention - St. Louis City.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: St. Louis city Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the St. Louis County Jail - St. Louis City Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, St. Louis city recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

St. Louis County Jail - St. Louis City Inmate Search

Buzz Westfall City Justice Center

Department of Justice Services

St. Louis Criminal Courts

Missouri St. Louis city 1232
100 South Central Avenue
P.O. Box 16060
Clayton, MO 63105
Inmate's Name/Inmate Master Number
Floor-Housing Unit-Cell number (example-4-B-26)
P.O. Box 16060
Clayton, MO 63105


To find an inmate in the St. Louis County Jail (aka St. Louis County Justice Services) call 314-615-5080. 

To find an inmate in the St. Louis City Justice Center or the Medium Security Institution (aka the Workhouse) call 314-621-5848.


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If you want to confirm an inmate's custody status and view the St. Louis Offender's MugShot, you can search for the inmate using Vinelink Offender Search.


Follow the instructions and the graphic below:

1. Click on the blue 'Offenders' icon on the top left of this page.

St. Louis Inmate Search Instructions


2. Fill in the Offender's full legal Last Name and First Name.


If you are unsure of the spelling of the last name, check the 'Partial last name search' box to the right of the last name.


3. Click on the 'Search' button on the bottom left of the page.

St. Louis Inmate Search - Missouri Offender Lookup


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