Las Animas County Jail – Trinidad, CO

Las Animas County Jail is in Las Animas County, CO and is the jail for this area. Are you looking for someone at Las Animas County Jail? This site will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Las Animas County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Las Animas County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Las Animas County Jail
2309 E. Main Street
Trinidad, CO 81082

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 719-846-2211
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Las Animas County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Las Animas County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Las Animas County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Las Animas County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado the amount of bail you pay is pre-determined using by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the final word on how high your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado lists all of the crimes included in state law and the exact amount of bail for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out 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 jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Las Animas County Jail change often, so check the official Las Animas County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep 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 cut altogether.

Phone Number: 719-846-2211

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Las Animas County Jail:

Las Animas County Jail
2309 E. Main Street
Trinidad, CO 81082

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Las Animas County Jail
2309 E. Main Street
Trinidad, CO 81082


The Las Animas County Jail mail policy is always changing, so review the the Las Animas County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail 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 your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records with the internet service, or at the Las Animas County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Las Animas County court magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

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

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to visit the Las Animas County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Las Animas County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required 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 in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t get the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the Las Animas County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, 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 their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Las Animas County,the Las Animas County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Las Animas County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Las Animas County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After 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 Las Animas 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 Las Animas 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates might change, so check the official 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 Las Animas County Jail

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

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Las Animas County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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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. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Las Animas County Jail Link
    Las Animas County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Las Animas County Jail Mugshots
    Las Animas County Jail Bail Link

    CO Bail Schedule

    Las Animas County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Las Animas County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Las Animas County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Las Animas County Warrant Lookup
    Las Animas County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Las Animas County Jail
    Jobs at Las Animas County Jail


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