Grand County Jail – Hot Sulphur Springs, CO

Grand County Jail is located in Grand County, CO and is the main correctional facility for this county. Do you know someone in jail at Grand County Jail? This site tells you info about everything you might need to know about Grand County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Grand County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grand County Jail
Po Box 48
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 970-725-3343
Fax:

Map and Directions


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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 want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Grand County Jail you need to go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Grand County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get information about anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can go in person to the Grand County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Grand County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave town.

Typically, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total set in order for you to be released. If you miss your court appearance, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Grand County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Grand County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Grand County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, 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 the state of 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 say on where your bail is set. The bail schedule lists each and every crime included in state law and the specific amount of bail for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that might help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Grand County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

The Grand County Jail phone number is: 970-725-3343

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Grand County Jail
Po Box 48
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grand County Jail
Po Box 48
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451


The Grand County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the the Grand County Jail website before 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, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Grand County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access court records with the Grand County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to see a copy of the report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Grand County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Grand County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Grand County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Grand County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Grand County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Grand County Jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Grand 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 Grand County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to inmates at Grand County Jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the official website before 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 Grand County Jail

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

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. 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 has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Grand County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Grand County Jail Website
    Grand County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Grand County Jail Mugshots
    Grand County Jail Bail Amount Link

    CO Bail Schedule

    Grand County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Grand County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Grand County Jail
    Grand County Warrant Inquiry
    Grand County Jail Arrests
    Grand County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Grand County Jail Employment


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