Pitkin County Jail – Aspen, CO

Pitkin County Jail is located in Pitkin County, Colorado and is the jail for the area. Do you know someone in jail at Pitkin County Jail? This page tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Pitkin County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pitkin County Jail
506 E Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 970-920-5331
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Pitkin County Jail you need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Pitkin County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is in a different jail you will want to check the other Colorado county jails in our Colorado County Jail Guide: Colorado County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Pitkin County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Pitkin County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Pitkin County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set 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 promise to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Pitkin County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Pitkin County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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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 say on you bail amount. The bail schedule contains all crimes defined by Colorado and the exact amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. It also might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, 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 discharge date, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Pitkin County Jail frequently change, so check the official Pitkin County Jail jail 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 . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Pitkin County Jail phone number is: 970-920-5331

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Pitkin County Jail
506 E Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pitkin County Jail
506 E Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611


The Pitkin County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the official Pitkin County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Pitkin County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Colorado State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records via the Pitkin County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your case are held at the Pitkin County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Pitkin County court magistrate is the judge who 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 hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to 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 may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Pitkin County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Pitkin County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pitkin County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Pitkin County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Pitkin County jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Pitkin 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 Pitkin 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 Pitkin County Jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to check the the Pitkin County Jail website before you send money to an inmate 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 Pitkin County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner in Pitkin County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Pitkin County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Pitkin County Jail Website
    Pitkin County Jail Inmate Search
    Pitkin County Jail Mugshots
    Pitkin County Jail Bail Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Pitkin County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Pitkin County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Pitkin County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Pitkin County Warrant Lookup
    Pitkin County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Pitkin County Jail
    Jobs at Pitkin County Jail


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