Gunnison County Jail – Gunnison, CO

Gunnison County Jail is located in Gunnison County and is the main jail for that county. Do you know someone in Gunnison County Jail? This page gives you all about everything one might want to know about Gunnison County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Gunnison County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Gunnison County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Gunnison County Jail
510 Bidwell
Gunnison, CO 81230

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (970) 641-1113
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

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

In order to look up who’s in jail at Gunnison County Jail you should click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Gunnison County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Colorado jails: Colorado County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can view them at the Gunnison County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Gunnison County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many 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 locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s very simple to do. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a 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 Colorado your bail is set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the final word on where your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado lists all crimes defined by Colorado and the exact amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Gunnison County Jail change often, so make sure that you double-check the official Gunnison County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: (970) 641-1113

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Gunnison County Jail is:

Gunnison County Jail
510 Bidwell
Gunnison, CO 81230

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gunnison County Jail
510 Bidwell
Gunnison, CO 81230


The mail policy at Gunnison County Jail changes, so be sure to visit the the Gunnison County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still 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 make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Gunnison County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Colorado State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

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 contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Gunnison County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the Gunnison County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Gunnison County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Gunnison County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t see the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Gunnison County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Gunnison County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gunnison County,the Gunnison County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Gunnison County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Gunnison 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 Gunnison 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 money to inmates at Gunnison County Jail can change, so be sure to visit the the Gunnison County Jail website before 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 Gunnison County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gunnison 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 Gunnison County Jail

    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 spent any time in Gunnison County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Gunnison County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say Wassup

    Links and Resources

    Main Gunnison County Jail Website
    Gunnison County Jail Inmate Search
    View Gunnison County Jail Mugshots
    Gunnison County Jail Bail Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Gunnison County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Gunnison County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Gunnison County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Gunnison County Warrant Inquiry
    Gunnison County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Gunnison County Jail
    Jobs at Gunnison County Jail


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  1. VB says:

    I have a family member who began serving time in the Gunnison County Jail in October 2015. He was contracted out by the state to serve time in a county jail instead of the state facility where he was assigned originally.
    It is winter now. He is in Kimberly #1. He reports being very cold, especially at night. It is so cold he can’t sleep. The facility opens vents or something periodically to allow fresh air in the area, but that brings the temperature down so it is very cold. Lots of sickness because of the cold.
    They talk about a work program in their information. They do not have any work programs for my family member. He has nothing to do. They do not rehabilitate. You just sit there and rot. They allow my family member who has a Masters Degree and loves to work to sit there all day with no rehabilitation program, no work. He is a low-risk inmate. He has asked many times for work opportunities but there are none. The county jails are a holding place for inmates, except the state contracts out longer-term inmates to the county jail where they do not have rehabilitation programs or work. So instead of being able to use his skills to help the facility if possible, he sits there. The Gunnison County Jail a cold place, without rehabilitation. Utah jails are about punishment, not rehabilitation at least if you are “sold” to the county jails to serve your time instead of the other facilities. In 2016 you think that prison would be more about rehabilitation for low-risk inmates. They have a kiosk email system, video visits, but they won’t provide enough heat to the inmates so they can sleep. So on the “surface” it can look modern, but the actuality the inmates have no rehabilitation and are freezing, can’t even get their toenails clipped, and just sit there and rot. The family members have to deposit money into their “inmate accounts” or they can’t even write a letter home, or have a phone call. The reality is much different than advertised by the Sheriff’s office and the facilities. I have lost faith in system. It’s a cruel place to stay, and inmates will be worse off after having been there.

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