Adams County Detention Facility – Brighton, CO

Adams County Detention Facility is in Adams County, CO and is the primary jail for the region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Adams County Detention Facility? This site will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about Adams County Detention Facility,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Adams County Detention Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Adams County Detention Facility intake procedures. Adams County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give info you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Adams County Detention Facility
150 North 19Th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 303-654-1850
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Adams County Detention Facility you should click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Adams County Detention Facility Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should check our Colorado county jail guide: List of all county jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Adams County Detention Facility inmates are on the Adams County Detention Facility website, or you can see them at the Adams County Detention Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Adams County Detention Facility website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you are not allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate at Adams County Detention Facility will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Adams County Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado your bail is set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the last word on you bail amount. The bail schedule lists all crimes defined by state law and the specific bail amount for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 303-654-1850

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Adams County Detention Facility, use this address:

Adams County Detention Facility
150 North 19Th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Adams County Detention Facility
150 North 19Th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601


The Adams County Detention Facility mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the official Adams County Detention Facility site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Adams County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Adams County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are available at the Adams County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. They do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember that you can request to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should access the Adams County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Adams County court website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Adams County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Adams County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Adams County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Adams County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Adams County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Adams County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Adams County Detention Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Adams County Detention Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to someone in jail at Adams County Detention Facility is always changing, so you should double check the the Adams County Detention Facility website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Adams County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adams County Detention Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Adams County Detention Facility

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Adams County Detention Facility?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Adams County Detention Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Adams County Detention Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Adams County Detention Facility Website
    Adams County Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Adams County Detention Facility Mugshots
    Adams County Detention Facility Bail Link

    Colorado Bail Schedule

    Adams County Detention Facility Visitation
    Adams County Detention Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Adams County Detention Facility
    Adams County Detention Facility Warrant Inquiry Link
    Adams County Detention Facility Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Adams County Detention Facility
    Adams County Detention Facility Employment


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  1. John doe says:

    Okay I’m tired of hearing this crap people saying that the police are good guys because I have been trying to get my roommate out of jail all day. On a $100 bond he’s been in jail for three days. He was set for court today at eight this morning and now I get a hold of recording and it’s set for a week later I cannot get a hold of a real person ask I get is recordings and it doesn’t give me any information I didn’t already know. They will not let me visit him because so they say of some kind of CarShow Showgram the building they expect me to pay them money just for visitation on some kind of video visitation crap. Our constitution is being stomped and defeated upon by these filthy pigs and nothing is being done about it. At this point, it is straight up kidnapping, and the police, judges, and jail employees involved all deserve to be charged with kidnapping and for cruel and unusual punishment, they need to lose their jobs, and be incarcerated for the rest of their worthless lives. He is in jail for a ticket he got when he didn’t have a place to live. They basically have him a ticket for being homeless. But they can’t write it like that on the ticket, so they call it trespassing. How in the hell do you trespass on public property, tell me this. Adams County Colorado is chock full of police and judicial corruption, and it needs to be ended NOW.

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