Eagle County Jail – Eagle, CO

Eagle County Jail is located in Eagle County, CO and is the correctional facility for the area. Know someone at Eagle County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Eagle County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Eagle County Jail
0885 E Chambers Ave.
Eagle, CO 81631

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 970-328-8500
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Eagle County Jail you will have to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Eagle County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can view them at the Eagle County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input their first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Eagle County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Eagle County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Eagle County

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado the amount of bail you pay is already set by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the magistrate or judge has the final word on you bail amount. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado includes all crimes defined by Colorado and the specific 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 Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items when you go, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Eagle County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Eagle County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 970-328-8500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Eagle County Jail is:

Eagle County Jail
0885 E Chambers Ave.
Eagle, CO 81631

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Eagle County Jail
0885 E Chambers Ave.
Eagle, CO 81631


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the the Eagle County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Eagle County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Colorado State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Eagle County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even 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 might get 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 a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Eagle County court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Eagle County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not be able to get the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find out if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Eagle County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Eagle County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Eagle County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Eagle 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 Eagle 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 might change, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send funds 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 Eagle County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Eagle 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 Eagle 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Eagle County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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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 it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Eagle County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Eagle County Jail Link
    Eagle County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Eagle County Jail Mugshots
    Eagle County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Colorado Bail Schedule

    Eagle County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Eagle County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Eagle County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Eagle County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Eagle County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Eagle County Jail
    Eagle County Jail Employment


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