Weld County Jail – Greeley, CO

Weld County Jail is located in Weld County and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Weld County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Weld County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Weld County Jail
2110 1950 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 970-356-1212
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who’s in jail at Weld County Jail you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Weld County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to check our Colorado county jail guide: Colorado County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can see them at the Weld County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Weld County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is 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 do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates at Weld County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Weld County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Weld County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado your bail is pre-determined using by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the last word on you bail amount. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado lists every crime defined by Colorado and the specific bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items when you go, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 970-356-1212

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Weld County Jail
2110 1950 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Weld County Jail
2110 1950 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Weld County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Weld County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Weld County court records are public records. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the website, or by going to the Weld County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from 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 may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Weld County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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 Weld County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not find the exact address, rather the 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 all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records online, or at the Weld County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Weld County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Weld County,the Weld County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Weld County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Weld County Jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Weld 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 Weld 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to check the the Weld County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Weld County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Weld 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 Weld 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 spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Weld County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Weld County Jail Link
    Weld County Jail Inmate Search
    View Weld County Jail Mugshots
    Weld County Jail Bail Link

    Colorado Bail Schedule

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


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  1. Yolanda Gonzales says:

    My husband was recently sent to jail he had a previous D.U.I. he was sentence to work release to do 8 weeks he did about 2 and a half weeks his mother got very ill he had no choice but to go. Me, my husband,and our three daughters came back from AZ. someone had hit him on December 22 2011 he got scared and ran. He turned him self in they gave 18 months in jail and now they have a hold on him from I.C.E. If any one knows what to do or how they can help please let me know I need all the help and the advise that i can get.Yolanda

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