Kamala Bateman is the Reception Supervisor and oversees the Sex Offender Registrations.

Becky Privett is in charge of the kitchen and food service for the inmates. She and her assistant, Reba Shrum prepares all meals for the inmates. On an average, they prepare and serve over 56,628 meals in a year's time.

The jail staff consists of 1 Assistant Jail Administrator, 1 Senior Correctional Officer, 6 Correctional Officers, 1 full time Receptionist/Correctional Officers,  1 kitchen supervisor/cook, and 1 part time cook.

 ** Jail Policy and Procedures information links are located at the bottom of this page.

The first known jail was located in the McDowell area. The jail was a log building with an opening on the roof. A ladder was used to put the inmates in & get them out. Food and water was lowered by a bucket and rope.

 Before the courthouse burned down, the jail was located on the 3rd story. After the fire, it was not moved back into the courthouse that now exists.

 A one room cell was built that was located in the now existing Commerce Bank parking lot.

 In 1971, the jail and Sheriff’s office was built at its current location. It included 6 cells, a female cell, a detention cell and a kitchen. The jail could house a total of 16 inmates.

 By 1995-96 it became necessary to do the first expansion of the jail. A single “pod” was added and the inmate capacity was 32.

 In 2005 the need for more room was becoming more prevalent. By 2006 the daily average for inmate population was 44.

2007 – the daily average was 47

2008 – the daily average had grown to a strenuous 49.

 With the new addition of 2 more “pods” the maximum capacity of the jail is now 80.

One of the unique features that we’ve included in our new pods is the triple bunks in each cell. This allows us to utilize more space effectively.

 The Jail employs 11 Correctional Officers aka Jailers. This allows for a minimum of 2 per shift. This increases the safety and well being for both the Jailers and inmates.

All meals are prepared at the jail. 

The jail is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.




Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 



With the exception of phone cards and post cards - all other drop-offs are no longer accepted.  Most items can be purchased by the inmate through their commissary account. 

 Phone cards can be purchased during lobby hours.  You may also mail a money order in the exact amount of the number of phone cards that you wish to purchase.  Mail it to:  Barry County Jail, 505 East St., Cassville, MO 65625 c/o inmate’s name.   Once they are processed, they will be delivered to the inmate and a receipt for the purchase will be placed in their personal property.   Phone cards are $10 each for an 18 minute card. 

Pre-stamped post cards have to be purchased through the Post Office. 

 If you need assistance from a deputy when the lobby is closed, call 911 non-emergency at 847-4911

If you need assistance or have questions from the jail when the lobby is closed, please call 847-3461


            Correctional Officer’s Affirmation

As an employee of the Barry County Sheriff’s Office in a jail capacity, I affirm to be a good citizen and a credit to my community, state, and nation at all times. I will abstain from questionable behavior which might bring disrepute to Barry County Sheriff’s Office, my family, my community, and my associates. My lifestyle will be above and beyond reproach and I will constantly strive to set an example of a professional who performs his/her duties according to the laws of our country, state, and community and the policies, procedures, written and verbal orders, and regulations of the Barry County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional Information
Visitation Dress Code
Minister Information
Inmate Property Allowed & Misc. Instructions
Visitation Rules
Dept of Corrections Personal Property Allowed
Bond Information
ept of Corrections Address & Phone Numbers







Bud Bland
Asst. Jail Administrator



Naomi Daniel
2nd Shift Supervisor/Correctional Officer

Tammy Arnold
Correctional Officer






Kamala Bateman
Correctional Officer/Receptionist

 Kaylee Boxley

Kaylee Boxley
Correctional Officer

Becky Privett








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