Lake County Jail is located in Lake County, Colorado and is the jail for the county. Know somebody locked up at Lake County Jail? This site tells you about everything you might want to know about Lake County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Lake County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Lake County Jail intake procedures. Lake County court information. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Lake County Jail
505 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (719) 486-1249
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to see who is in jail at Lake County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate lookup.
The Lake County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Colorado County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of Lake County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the Lake County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Lake County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Lake County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may 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 you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to go out of town.
Typically, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Lake County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its really easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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In Colorado the amount of bail you pay is set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the final say on you bail amount. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado contains all crimes included in Colorado and the exact amount of bail for each one.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should plan to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
Inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lake County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.
The Lake County Jail phone number is: (719) 486-1249
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lake County Jail, use this address:
Lake County Jail
505 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lake County Jail
505 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
The Lake County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your 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 locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in Lake County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the Colorado State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Colorado.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records via the Lake County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Lake County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To find this out you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. 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 have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Lake County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Lake County Jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for driving records, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Lake County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lake County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Lake County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Lake County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Lake 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 Lake County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending money to inmates at Lake County Jail could change, so it would be best to visit the the Lake County Jail website 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 Lake County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lake 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.
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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
Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Lake County Jail?
If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
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Links and Resources
Lake County Jail Visitation Procedures
Lake County Jail Mail Policy
Locate an inmate at Lake County Jail
Lake County Warrant Lookup
Lake County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Lake County Jail
Lake County Jail Employment