Morgan County Jail – Fort Morgan, CO

Morgan County Jail is in Morgan County, Colorado and is the correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Morgan County Jail? This site will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Morgan County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Morgan County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morgan County Jail
801 E. Beaver
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 970-542-3455
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Morgan County Jail you should visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Morgan County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info on anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Morgan County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Morgan County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted 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 must call the Morgan County Jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Morgan County Jail

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado your bail is set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the judge or magistrate has the final word on you bail amount. The bail schedule lists all crimes included in Colorado and the specific bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Morgan County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you review the official Morgan County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted 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 break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 970-542-3455

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Morgan County Jail is:

Morgan County Jail
801 E. Beaver
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morgan County Jail
801 E. Beaver
Fort Morgan, CO 80701


The Morgan County Jail mail policy is always changing, so you should review the the Morgan County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information about this subject, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Morgan County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Morgan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Morgan County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at the Morgan County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Morgan County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. They do a number of things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Morgan County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Morgan County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 procedure to send funds to people in jail could change, so be sure to check the the Morgan County Jail website 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Morgan County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 an inmate at Morgan County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Morgan County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Morgan County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Morgan County Jail Link
    Morgan County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Morgan County Jail Mugshots
    Morgan County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Morgan County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Morgan County Jail Mail Policy
    Morgan County Jail Inmate Search
    Morgan County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Morgan County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Morgan County Jail
    Morgan County Jail Employment


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