Larimer County Jail – Fort Collins, CO

Larimer County Jail is located in Larimer County, CO and is the correctional facility for the area. Looking for somebody in jail at Larimer County Jail? This site tells you info about anything one might want to know about Larimer County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Larimer County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Larimer County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Larimer County Jail
2405 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 970-498-5200
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Larimer County Jail you should visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Larimer County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Colorado jails: Colorado County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Larimer County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Larimer County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Larimer County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

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

Usually, a prisoner at Larimer County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the 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 the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to post ten percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Larimer County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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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 judge or magistrate has the last word on where your bail is set. The bail schedule lists every crime defined by state law and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think 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, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the official jail 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 generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Larimer County Jail phone number is: 970-498-5200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Larimer County Jail is:

Larimer County Jail
2405 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Larimer County Jail
2405 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525


The Larimer County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the official Larimer County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Larimer County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

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 case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Larimer County magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you should access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Larimer County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay 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 crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually will not discover if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Larimer County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Larimer County,the Larimer County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Larimer County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Larimer County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Larimer 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 Larimer 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 jail inmates could change, so visit the official Larimer County Jail site before you send any money.

    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 Larimer County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Larimer County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Larimer County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    CO Bail Schedule

    Larimer County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Larimer County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Larimer County Jail
    Larimer County Warrant Inquiry
    Larimer County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Larimer County Jail
    Larimer County Jail Employment


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