Yuma County Jail – Wray, CO

Yuma County Jail is located in Yuma County, Colorado and is the main jail for the area. Know somebody at Yuma County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Yuma County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Yuma County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Yuma County Jail
310 Ash Street, Suite G
Wray, CO 80758

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 970-332-4805
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 want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Yuma County Jail you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Yuma County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Colorado jails: Colorado County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Yuma County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Yuma County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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

If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Yuma County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In 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 ultimate say on you bail amount. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado lists each and every crime defined by Colorado and the specific bail amount 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 Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant 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, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier 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 that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 970-332-4805

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Yuma County Jail
310 Ash Street, Suite G
Wray, CO 80758

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Yuma County Jail
310 Ash Street, Suite G
Wray, CO 80758


The Yuma County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Yuma County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Colorado.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the website, or at the Yuma County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are available at the Yuma County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. They do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being 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, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, just access the Yuma County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Yuma County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Yuma County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Yuma County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t see the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at the Yuma County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Yuma County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Yuma County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Yuma County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get 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 Yuma 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 Yuma 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 money to people in jail can change, so you should visit the official website when you send money 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 Yuma County Jail

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

    • 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 incarcerated at Yuma County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Yuma County Jail Website
    Yuma County Jail Inmate Search
    View Yuma County Jail Mugshots
    Yuma County Jail Bail Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Yuma County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Yuma County Jail Mail Policy
    Yuma County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Yuma County Warrants
    Yuma County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Yuma County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Yuma County Jail Jobs


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