Prowers County Jail – Lamar, CO

Prowers County Jail is in Prowers County, Colorado and is the jail for that county. Do you know somebody at Prowers County Jail? This page tells you info about everything one might want to know about Prowers County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Prowers County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Prowers County Jail
103 East Oak Street
Lamar, CO 81052

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (719) 336-8050
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Prowers County Jail you need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Prowers County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get information about anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you can look here, too: List of all county jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Prowers County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Prowers County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Prowers County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

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

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are 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 will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Prowers County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Prowers County Jail

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado bail amounts are predetermined by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the final say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule contains each and every crime defined by Colorado and the specific amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should check the jail site before you go.

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 much more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (719) 336-8050

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You must print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Prowers County Jail
103 East Oak Street
Lamar, CO 81052

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Prowers County Jail
103 East Oak Street
Lamar, CO 81052


The inmate mail policy at Prowers County Jail is always changing, so check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in Prowers County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access your court records using the Prowers County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Prowers County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind that you should request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just visit the Prowers County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Prowers County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear 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 possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a 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 on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to find the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Prowers County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Prowers County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Prowers County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Prowers County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Prowers 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 Prowers 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 money to inmates at Prowers County Jail changes, so it would be best to visit the official Prowers County Jail site when 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 Prowers County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Prowers 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 Prowers 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put 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 was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Prowers County Jail Website
    Prowers County Jail Inmate Search
    Prowers County Jail Mugshots
    Prowers County Jail Bail Amount Link

    CO Bail Schedule

    Prowers County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Prowers County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Prowers County Jail Inmate Search
    Prowers County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Prowers County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Prowers County Jail
    Jobs at Prowers County Jail


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