Chaffee County Detentions Center – Salida, CO

Chaffee County Detentions Center is in Chaffee County, Colorado and is the main correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone in jail at Chaffee County Detentions Center? This site gives you about everything related to Chaffee County Detentions Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Chaffee County Detentions Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chaffee County Detentions Center
641 West 3Rd Street
Salida, CO 81201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 719-539-2596
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Chaffee County Detentions Center you will need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Chaffee County Detentions Center Inmate List has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another jail you can check the other Colorado county jails in our Colorado County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.

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Mugshotes of Chaffee County Detentions Center prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Chaffee County Detentions Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Chaffee County Detentions Center site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate in the Chaffee County Detentions Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Chaffee County Detentions Center. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Chaffee County Detentions Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Chaffee County Detentions Center

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Bail Schedule

In 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 bail schedule includes all crimes included in state law and the specific amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that might help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Chaffee County Detentions Center change often, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally pricier 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Chaffee County Detentions Center phone number is: 719-539-2596

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Chaffee County Detentions Center, use this address:

Chaffee County Detentions Center
641 West 3Rd Street
Salida, CO 81201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chaffee County Detentions Center
641 West 3Rd Street
Salida, CO 81201


The Chaffee County Detentions Center mail policy is always changing, so visit the the Chaffee County Detentions Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Chaffee County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Chaffee County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Chaffee County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Chaffee County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not be able to see the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? 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 folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Chaffee County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Chaffee County jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Chaffee County Detentions Center, 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 Chaffee County Detentions Center 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 funds to inmates at Chaffee County Detentions Center is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Chaffee County Detentions Center site 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 Chaffee County Detentions Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chaffee County Detentions Center, 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 Chaffee County Detentions Center

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Chaffee County Detentions Center?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Chaffee County Detentions Center? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Chaffee County Detentions Center

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Chaffee County Detentions Center Website
    Chaffee County Detentions Center Inmate Search
    Chaffee County Detentions Center Mugshots
    Chaffee County Detentions Center Bail Link

    Colorado Bail Schedule

    Chaffee County Detentions Center Visitation Procedures
    Chaffee County Detentions Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Chaffee County Detentions Center
    Chaffee County Warrant Inquiry
    Chaffee County Detentions Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Chaffee County Detentions Center
    Chaffee County Detentions Center Jobs


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