San Juan County Jail – Silverton, CO

San Juan County Jail is located in San Juan County, Colorado and is the main jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at San Juan County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything a person needs to know about San Juan County Jail,like: Find an inmate at San Juan County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. San Juan County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

San Juan County Jail
P.O. Box 178
Silverton, CO 81433

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (970)387-5531
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at San Juan County Jail you have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The San Juan County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get information on anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Colorado Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of San Juan County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can see them at the San Juan County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the San Juan County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different 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

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may 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 are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate in the San Juan County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

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

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through 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.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone 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 keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find 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. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at San Juan County Jail frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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 rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (970)387-5531

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at San Juan County Jail:

San Juan County Jail
P.O. Box 178
Silverton, CO 81433

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
San Juan County Jail
P.O. Box 178
Silverton, CO 81433


The San Juan County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so you should visit the official San Juan County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which 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 family member find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket and every documents in your case. You can access your court records via the website, or by going to the San Juan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are kept at San Juan County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your 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

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. They do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, 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, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In San Juan County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    San Juan County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the San Juan County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 San Juan 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 San Juan County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail changes, so be sure to double check the official San Juan County Jail site when you send any money.

    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 San Juan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the San Juan 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 San Juan 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

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

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in San Juan County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main San Juan County Jail Website
    San Juan County Jail Inmate Search
    San Juan County Jail Mugshots
    San Juan County Jail Bail Link

    CO Bail Schedule

    San Juan County Jail Visitation
    San Juan County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at San Juan County Jail
    San Juan County Warrant Lookup
    San Juan County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at San Juan County Jail
    San Juan County Jail Jobs


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