Moffat County Detention Facility – Craig, CO

Moffat County Detention Facility is in Moffat County, Colorado and is the primary jail for the area. Do you know someone in Moffat County Detention Facility? This site gives you information about anything you might want to know about Moffat County Detention Facilitysuch as the following: Find an inmate at Moffat County Detention Facility. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Moffat County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Moffat County Detention Facility
800 West 1St Street, Ste. 100
Craig, CO 81625

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 970-824-4498
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 incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Moffat County Detention Facility you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Moffat County Detention Facility Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can get information about anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you will want to check our Colorado county jail guide: Colorado Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Moffat County Detention Facility inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Moffat County Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Moffat County Detention Facility website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate in the Moffat County Detention Facility are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Moffat County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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 bail amounts are set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on where your bail is set. The bail schedule includes each and every crime included in Colorado and the specific amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you share any things that might help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that think that there is 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 you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be entered in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Moffat County Detention Facility visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 970-824-4498

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Moffat County Detention Facility:

Moffat County Detention Facility
800 West 1St Street, Ste. 100
Craig, CO 81625

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Moffat County Detention Facility
800 West 1St Street, Ste. 100
Craig, CO 81625


The mail policy at Moffat County Detention Facility changes, so it would be best to visit the official Moffat County Detention Facility site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system in Moffat County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the Moffat County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Moffat County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Moffat County jail website 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. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is 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 court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Moffat County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted 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 get the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Moffat County,the Moffat County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Moffat 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 the Moffat County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Moffat County Detention Facility, 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 Moffat County Detention Facility 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 could change, so you should review the site before send money 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

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Moffat County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Moffat County Detention Facility, 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 Moffat County Detention Facility

    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 a prisoner at Moffat County Detention Facility? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to Moffat County Detention Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Moffat County Detention Facility Website
    Moffat County Detention Facility Inmate Search
    View Moffat County Detention Facility Mugshots
    Moffat County Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Colorado Bail Schedule

    Moffat County Detention Facility Visitation
    Moffat County Detention Facility Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Moffat County Detention Facility
    Moffat County Warrant Inquiry
    Moffat County Detention Facility Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Moffat County Detention Facility
    Moffat County Detention Facility Employment


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