Elbert County Jail – Kiowa, CO

Elbert County Jail is located in Elbert County and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for someone locked up at Elbert County Jail? This page gives you about everything one might want to know about Elbert County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Elbert County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Elbert County Jail
751 Ute Avenue
Kiowa, CO 80117

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 303-621-2027
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Elbert County Jail you will need to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Elbert County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you can look here: Colorado County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.

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Mugshots of Elbert County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Elbert County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter their legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

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

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many 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, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates at Elbert County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado bail amounts are pre-determined using by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the last word on where your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado includes all crimes included in state law and the exact bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the official Elbert County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

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 more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Elbert County Jail phone number is: 303-621-2027

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Elbert County Jail:

Elbert County Jail
751 Ute Avenue
Kiowa, CO 80117

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Elbert County Jail
751 Ute Avenue
Kiowa, CO 80117


The Elbert County Jail mail policy changes often, so you should check the official Elbert County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Elbert County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and every documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Elbert County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Elbert County magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to see a 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

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should access the Elbert County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Elbert County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Elbert County,the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Elbert 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 spending time in Elbert County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have 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 Elbert 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 Elbert 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Elbert County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the site when you send any money.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Elbert County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Elbert 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 Elbert 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Elbert County Jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Elbert County Jail Visitation
    Elbert County Jail Mail Policy
    Elbert County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Elbert County Warrants
    Elbert County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Elbert County Jail
    Elbert County Jail Employment


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