Douglas County Justice Center – Castle Rock, CO

Douglas County Justice Center is in Douglas County, CO and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Douglas County Justice Center? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Douglas County Justice Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Douglas County Justice Center. How to view Douglas County Justice Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Douglas County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Douglas County Justice Center
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 303-660-7505
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Douglas County Justice Center you have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Douglas County Justice Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information for anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you will want to check our Colorado county jail guide: Colorado County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Douglas County Justice Center inmates can be viewed on the Douglas County Justice Center website, or you can view them at the Douglas County Justice Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Douglas County Justice Center site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. 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 have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners in the Douglas County Justice Center will earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total set before you can be released. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Douglas County

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado bail amounts are set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the judge or magistrate has the final say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule lists all of the crimes defined by state law and the specific bail amount for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Douglas County Justice Center are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 303-660-7505

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Douglas County Justice Center:

Douglas County Justice Center
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Douglas County Justice Center
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109


The mail policy at Douglas County Justice Center can change, so you should double check the official Douglas County Justice Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

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

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access your court records using the Douglas County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with 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.

Magistrate

The Douglas County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do several different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Douglas County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

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 Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be 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 see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Douglas County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Douglas County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records 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 have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Douglas County,the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Douglas County Justice Center is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Douglas County Justice 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 Douglas County Justice 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so be sure to review the official Douglas County Justice Center site when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Douglas County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Douglas County Justice 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 Douglas County Justice 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:

    • 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 an inmate in Douglas County Justice Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Douglas County Justice Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’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 getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Douglas County Justice Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Douglas County Justice Center Link
    Douglas County Justice Center Inmate Search Link
    View Douglas County Justice Center Mugshots
    Douglas County Justice Center Bail Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Douglas County Justice Center Visitation Policy Link
    Douglas County Justice Center Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Douglas County Justice Center
    Douglas County Warrants
    Douglas County Justice Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Douglas County Justice Center
    Jobs at Douglas County Justice Center


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