San Miguel County Jail – Telluride, CO

San Miguel County Jail is in San Miguel County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Know someone in jail at San Miguel County Jail? This site will tell you info about everything related to San Miguel County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at San Miguel County Jail. How to view San Miguel County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. San Miguel County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any comments or tips that might help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

San Miguel County Jail
684 County Road 63L
Telluride, CO 81435

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (970) 728-1911
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at San Miguel County Jail you will have to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The San Miguel County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get the same information for anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another jail you should check the other Colorado county jails in our Colorado County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of San Miguel County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the San Miguel County Jail website, or you can see them at the San Miguel County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the San Miguel County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable 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 different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates in the San Miguel County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the San Miguel County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner 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 their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at San Miguel County Jail

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado your bail is set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on you bail amount. The bail schedule contains every crime included in Colorado and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be 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 get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official 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 a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The San Miguel County Jail phone number is: (970) 728-1911

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at San Miguel County Jail, use this address:

San Miguel County Jail
684 County Road 63L
Telluride, CO 81435

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
San Miguel County Jail
684 County Road 63L
Telluride, CO 81435


The mail policy at San Miguel County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you visit the official San Miguel County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in San Miguel County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at the San Miguel County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you are able to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or 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 think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the San Miguel County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the San Miguel County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see 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. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the San Miguel County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t see if they has had any:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, 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 listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In San Miguel County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    San Miguel 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 San Miguel County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Miguel 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 Miguel 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 San Miguel County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Miguel County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the San Miguel 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 Miguel County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at San Miguel County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main San Miguel County Jail Website
    San Miguel County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View San Miguel County Jail Mugshots
    San Miguel County Jail Bail Link

    Colorado Bail Schedule

    San Miguel County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    San Miguel County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at San Miguel County Jail
    San Miguel County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    San Miguel County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at San Miguel County Jail
    Jobs at San Miguel County Jail


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