The Cape Girardeau Police Department houses a 20-bed, direct-supervision jail facility used primarily to house prisoners awaiting municipal trial or serving time for municipal ordinance violations.  The jail is staffed by a jailer 24/7 and is supervised by the Commander of the Operations Support Division. 


Designated prisoners are allowed to perform community service work in order to satisfy financial obligations to the city of Cape Girardeau while serving their jail sentence.  

Inmate visitations are limited to immediate family only. Immediate family is defined as mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, wife, or child.

The only property our inmates can receive by family members are:

  • 1 clear bottle of shampoo
  • 1 bar of soap OR clear bottle of body wash
  • 1 clear stick of deodorant
  • 4 pairs of socks, new in package
  • 4 pairs of underwear, new in package
  • 4 plain t-shirts, any color, new in package
  • 1 thermal shirt (permitted May 1st to September 1st), 2 thermal shirts (permitted September 1st to May 1st)
  • 1 tube of toothpaste, sealed in box
  • 1 toothbrush, new in package
  • 3 paperback books
  • 3 pencils, new in box
  • 1 box of envelopes
  • 1 pack of loose leaf paper/legal pad/composition notebook
  • Stamps (no limit on how many

Excess of the above-listed items will be placed in prisoner's property and given to them when they are released. Items may be rejected by jail staff for any reason. 

PROHIBITED items are as follows: 

  • Razors, fingernail clippers
  • Lotions, tanning creams
  • Hairbrushes
  • Magazines
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Personal hygiene items that are not in a clear container (excludes toothpaste)
  • Cologne, perfumes, body spray
  • Notepads or notebooks with metal or plastic spirals
  • Electronic devices
  • Tobacco products 


Municipal Jail Visiting Hours:
Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2530 Maria Louise Lane - Cape Girardeau, Mo.

For Jail or Inmate Inquiries:
573-339-6748


  • Contact Info
  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

  • Telephone 573.339.6621
  • Email police@cityofcape.org