Hinsdale County Jail – Lake City, CO

Hinsdale County Jail is in Hinsdale County, CO and is the correctional facility for that county. Know somebody in jail at Hinsdale County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything one might want to know about Hinsdale County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Hinsdale County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Hinsdale County Jail intake procedures. Hinsdale County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hinsdale County Jail
311 North Henson Street
Lake City, CO 81235-0277

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 970-944-2225
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Hinsdale County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Hinsdale County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you will want to look here: Colorado County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Hinsdale County Jail website, or you can view them at the Hinsdale County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Hinsdale County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Typically, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail 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 will have to call the Hinsdale County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Hinsdale County Jail

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado bail amounts are pre-determined using by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the last word on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule lists all of the crimes included in Colorado and the exact amount of bail for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Hinsdale County Jail can change, so make sure that you visit the official Hinsdale County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 970-944-2225

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Hinsdale County Jail is:

Hinsdale County Jail
311 North Henson Street
Lake City, CO 81235-0277

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hinsdale County Jail
311 North Henson Street
Lake City, CO 81235-0277


The mail policy changes often, so you should check the official Hinsdale County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Hinsdale County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Colorado.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Hinsdale County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the Hinsdale County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Hinsdale County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at the Hinsdale County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Hinsdale County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Hinsdale County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Hinsdale County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t find the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Hinsdale County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions 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 including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if someone has had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hinsdale County,the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Hinsdale County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale 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 jail inmates can change, so be sure to visit the official website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hinsdale County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale 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:

    • 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 locked up at Hinsdale County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Hinsdale County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hinsdale County Jail Link
    Hinsdale County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Hinsdale County Jail Mugshots
    Hinsdale County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Hinsdale County Jail Visitation
    Hinsdale County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Hinsdale County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Hinsdale County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Hinsdale County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Hinsdale County Jail
    Jobs at Hinsdale County Jail


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