Gilpin County Jail is in Gilpin County, Colorado and is the primary jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Gilpin County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything related to Gilpin County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Gilpin County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be appreciated.
Gilpin County Jail
2960 Dory Hill Road
Black Hawk, CO 80422
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (303) 582-5500
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?
Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Gilpin County Jail you have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Gilpin County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in a different jail you should check our Colorado county jail guide: Colorado Jails
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of Gilpin County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can see them at the Gilpin County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input their name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Gilpin County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.
Usually, a prisoner in the Gilpin County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, that person will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Gilpin County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
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In Colorado your bail is predetermined by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the final word on you bail amount. The bail schedule includes all crimes included in Colorado and the specific bail you will have to pay for each one.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a 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 find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Gilpin County Jail phone number is: (303) 582-5500
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Gilpin County Jail:
Gilpin County Jail
2960 Dory Hill Road
Black Hawk, CO 80422
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Gilpin County Jail
2960 Dory Hill Road
Black Hawk, CO 80422
The Gilpin County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.
To read more about this, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Gilpin County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the Colorado State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access court records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are available at Gilpin County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember that you should request to have a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the Gilpin County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Gilpin County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these 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 registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings online, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Gilpin County Courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if that person had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Gilpin County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Inmate safety
- Programs and activities
To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gilpin County, the Gilpin County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Gilpin County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in Gilpin County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Gilpin County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Gilpin County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send money to Gilpin County Jail inmates changes, so be sure to double check the site before you send any funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Gilpin County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gilpin 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Gilpin County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Gilpin County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Gilpin County Jail Inmate Search
Gilpin County Warrant Lookup
Gilpin County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Gilpin County Jail Send Money Procedure
Gilpin County Jail Employment