Archuleta County Detention Facility – Pagosa Springs, CO

Archuleta County Detention Facility is in Archuleta County, Colorado and is the correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Archuleta County Detention Facility? This site gives you about anything you might want to know about Archuleta County Detention Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate at Archuleta County Detention Facility. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Archuleta County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Archuleta County Detention Facility
449 San Juan St
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (970) 264-8458
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

To search who is in jail at Archuleta County Detention Facility you will need to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Archuleta County Detention Facility Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information for anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you should check our Colorado county jail guide: Colorado County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Archuleta County Detention Facility. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Archuleta County Detention Facility site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.

Usually, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total set in order to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Archuleta County Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Archuleta County Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: 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 much your bail will be. The bail schedule includes each and every crime defined by state law and the exact bail you will have to pay for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put into the log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (970) 264-8458

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Archuleta County Detention Facility, use this address:

Archuleta County Detention Facility
449 San Juan St
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Archuleta County Detention Facility
449 San Juan St
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147


The Archuleta County Detention Facility mail policy can change, so we suggest that you check the the Archuleta County Detention Facility website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Archuleta County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Colorado State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Archuleta County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Archuleta County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at the Archuleta County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the Archuleta County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Archuleta County jail website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. 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 first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Archuleta County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t find the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Archuleta County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

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

If you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Archuleta County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Archuleta County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Archuleta County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Archuleta County Detention Facility, 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 Archuleta County Detention Facility 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Archuleta County Detention Facility is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Archuleta County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Archuleta County Detention Facility, 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 Archuleta County Detention Facility

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Archuleta County Detention Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Archuleta County Detention Facility Website
    Archuleta County Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Archuleta County Detention Facility Mugshots
    Archuleta County Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Archuleta County Detention Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Archuleta County Detention Facility Jail Mail Link
    Archuleta County Detention Facility Inmate Inquiry Link
    Archuleta County Warrants
    Archuleta County Detention Facility Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Archuleta County Detention Facility
    Archuleta County Detention Facility Employment


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