Arapahoe County Jail – Centennial, CO

Arapahoe County Jail is located in Arapahoe County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Arapahoe County Jail? This page gives you all about everything related to Arapahoe County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Arapahoe County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Arapahoe County Jail
13101 Broncos Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 303-795-4711
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Arapahoe County Jail you will have to go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Arapahoe County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get the same information on anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you can check our guide to other Colorado jails: Colorado County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Arapahoe County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Arapahoe County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Arapahoe County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Arapahoe County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Arapahoe County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado the amount of bail you pay is predetermined by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the final say on how high your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado includes each and every crime defined by state law and the exact amount of bail for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 303-795-4711

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Arapahoe County Jail:

Arapahoe County Jail
13101 Broncos Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Arapahoe County Jail
13101 Broncos Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112


The mail policy at Arapahoe County Jail changes often, so be sure to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have 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 family member find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

To read more about this subject, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Colorado State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Arapahoe County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access court records via the Arapahoe County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not find the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Arapahoe County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Arapahoe County Jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Arapahoe County Jail, 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 Arapahoe County Jail 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 procedure to send funds to inmates changes, so you should check the the Arapahoe County Jail website before send money 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 Arapahoe County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Arapahoe County Jail, 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 Arapahoe County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Arapahoe County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Arapahoe County Jail Website
    Arapahoe County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Arapahoe County Jail Mugshots
    Arapahoe County Jail Bail Link

    CO Bail Schedule

    Arapahoe County Jail Visitation
    Arapahoe County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Arapahoe County Jail Inmate Search
    Arapahoe County Warrants
    Arapahoe County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Arapahoe County Jail
    Jobs at Arapahoe County Jail


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  1. K. Sullivan says:

    My boyfriend turned himself in, he thought he might have a warrant, and he did. He turned himself in at 7pm, it is now 12:11 pm the next day he is still in that holding cel and has still not been booked in. I have called to see what the hold up is as he is bondable as soon as bookin does their job. I have never been treated more rudly then by you professional public servants. That is a long long amount of time for anyone to sit and not be processed. Their rude response is that they are very busy…they are not processing cattle, that person that has been found guilty of nothing and went in to do the right thing is someone I love. Being stuck in a holding cell that is way past capacity makes me wonder if they aren’t breaking the laws. There are limits and I believe this may fall under cruel and unusual. I don’t care if they get sick of people complaining, that is their job and if they can’t do it with some common curtsey or if it’s just too much…then quit. This whole thing makes me sick… I am a free citizen and I am trying desperately to find out “why” anyone would have to go through this. The cops make pretty decent money and they have killer benefits and everyone knows it. Rude Rude Rude…I can’t even believe they way they have talked to me. You people are no different, look at Pat Sullivan…whatever, I know how difficult it is to do anything about this, but hey…I know the media will cause you problems…and ALL OF YOU RUDE STATE EMPLOYEES…..I hope someone you love goes to jail and gets someone like YOU to process them through, in between candy bars and personal phone calls. Who do you all think you are????

  2. k s says:

    My boyfriend turned himself in, he thought he might have a warrant, and he did. He turned himself in at 7pm, it is now 12:11 pm the next day he is still in that holding cel and has still not been booked in. I have called to see what the hold up is as he is bondable as soon as bookin does their job. I have never been treated more rudly then by you professional public servants. That is a long long amount of time for anyone to sit and not be processed. Their rude response is that they are very busy…they are not processing cattle, that person that has been found guilty of nothing and went in to do the right thing is someone I love. Being stuck in a holding cell that is way past capacity makes me wonder if they aren’t breaking the laws. There are limits and I believe this may fall under cruel and unusual. I don’t care if they get sick of people complaining, that is their job and if they can’t do it with some common curtsey or if it’s just too much…then quit. This whole thing makes me sick… I am a free citizen and I am trying desparately to find out “why” anyone would have to go through this. The cops make pretty decent money and they have killer benefits and everyone knows it. Rude Rude Rude…I can’t even believe they way they have talked to me. You people are no different, look at Pat Sullivan…whatever, I know how difficult it is to do anything about this, but hey…I know the media will cause you problems…and ALL OF YOU RUDE STATE EMPLOYESS…..I hope someone you love goes to jail and gets someone like YOU to process them through, inbetween candy bars and personal phone calls. Who do you all think you are??

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