Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County, CO and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone in jail at Lincoln County Jail? This site gives you info about anything related to Lincoln County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail? How to view Lincoln County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Lincoln County Jail
103 3Rd Avenue Po Box 10
Hugo, CO 80821
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 719-743-2426
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?
Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at Lincoln County Jail you have to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.
The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information for anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for is at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Colorado
A mugshot, or booking picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Lincoln County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input their full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Lincoln County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and you must not leave the county.
Usually, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.
To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lincoln County
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In Colorado bail amounts are predetermined by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule includes every crime defined by Colorado and the specific bail amount for each of the crimes.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, such as what your legal name is, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will allow you to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.
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When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge must determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go, such as your driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you go.
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 usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 719-743-2426
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Jail, use this address:
Lincoln County Jail
103 3Rd Avenue Po Box 10
Hugo, CO 80821
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lincoln County Jail
103 3Rd Avenue Po Box 10
Hugo, CO 80821
The inmate mail policy at Lincoln County Jail changes frequently, so check the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in Lincoln County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.
For more info on how to find an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Lincoln County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your case are maintained at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Lincoln County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
After being 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, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to go to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if that person has had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Lincoln County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official website when you send money to an inmate.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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 been incarcerated in Lincoln County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Lincoln County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Lincoln County Jail Mail Policy
Lincoln County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Lincoln County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Lincoln County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Lincoln County Jail
Lincoln County Jail Jobs