Boulder County Jail – Boulder, CO

Boulder County Jail is located in Boulder County, Colorado and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Boulder County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Boulder County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Boulder County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Boulder County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that would help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Boulder County Jail
3200 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 303-441-4650
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Boulder County Jail you will have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Boulder County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can check the other Colorado county jails in our Colorado County Jail Guide: Colorado County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Boulder County Jail website, or you can view them at the Boulder County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Boulder County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, 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 are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners in the Boulder County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 must call the Boulder County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Boulder County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is really easy. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado your bail is already set by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on where your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado contains each and every crime included in Colorado and the exact bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so visit the official Boulder County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Boulder County Jail phone number is: 303-441-4650

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Boulder County Jail, use this address:

Boulder County Jail
3200 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boulder County Jail
3200 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301


The Boulder County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so review the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Boulder County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Boulder County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Boulder County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Boulder County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Boulder County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if that person had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Boulder County,the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Boulder County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Boulder County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Boulder 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 Boulder 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 rules for sending funds to inmates could change, so we suggest that you visit the official website when 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 Boulder County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boulder 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 Boulder 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Boulder County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Boulder County Jail Link
    Boulder County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Boulder County Jail Mugshots
    Boulder County Jail Bail Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Boulder County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Boulder County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Boulder County Jail Inmate Search
    Boulder County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Boulder County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Boulder County Jail
    Boulder County Jail Jobs


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