Baca County Jail – Springfield, CO

Baca County Jail is located in Baca County, CO and is the primary jail for this region. Looking for somebody in jail at Baca County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything related to Baca County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Baca County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Baca County Jail
265 E 2Nd Ave.
Springfield, CO 81073

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 719-523-6677
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Baca County Jail you need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Baca County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at a different jail you can look here: Colorado County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Baca County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Baca County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, 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 in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Baca County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Baca County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado your bail is already set by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the final say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule contains all crimes defined by Colorado and the exact bail amount for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Baca County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

The Baca County Jail phone number is: 719-523-6677

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Baca County Jail
265 E 2Nd Ave.
Springfield, CO 81073

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Baca County Jail
265 E 2Nd Ave.
Springfield, CO 81073


The mail policy at Baca County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to review the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Baca County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Colorado State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Colorado.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Baca County court records are public records. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Baca County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Baca County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Baca County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required 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 tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not find the actual address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Baca County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Baca County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Baca County,the Baca County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Baca County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Baca County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Baca 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 Baca County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to inmates can change, so you should double check the official website before send money 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

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Baca County Jail

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

    • 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Baca County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to post a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Baca County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Baca County Jail Link
    Baca County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Baca County Jail Mugshots
    Baca County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Baca County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Baca County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Baca County Jail
    Baca County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Baca County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Baca County Jail
    Baca County Jail Employment


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