Detention

The Michael Prenger Family Center operates a secure, six bed, detention unit for the juveniles of Cole County and surrounding counties.

The juveniles served in the detention unit are juveniles that commit an act, which if committed by an adult, would be a crime. 

Our detention unit is run in accordance with state and federal guidelines; detention staff are trained on and knowledgeable about operating procedures.   

Detention Telephone Policy:

Phone Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Detention residents are allowed ONE phone call, not to exceed 10 minutes, with immediate family (mother, father, grandparent, legal guardian), three times a week, during phone hours. 

Detention residents are allowed contact with their attorneys, Juvenile Officers, and assigned case workers at any time during regular business hours.

Detention Visitation Policy:

Visitation Hours: Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Detention residents are allowed contact with their attorneys, Juvenile Officers, and assigned case workers at any time during regular business hours.

Detention residents are allowed visits with immediate family (mother, father, grandparent, legal guardian).

Detention residents are allowed four (4) thirty minute visits per week. 

No one under the age of 12 is allowed to visit a detained juvenile.

No more than two immediate family members are allowed per visit.

Each visitor MUST have a photo ID.

Visits must be scheduled by the visiting party a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Visiting times are strictly enforced, please arrive and depart on time.

No food or drinks are permitted during the visitation.

Visitors are not allowed to give any items, personal or otherwise, to the detained juvenile.  

Any questions regarding the policies and procedures governing the detention unit should be directed to Jamie Faulconer, Detention Supervisor, or Dave Boucher, Superintendent.