Montrose County Detention Center – Montrose, CO

Montrose County Detention Center is in Montrose County, Colorado and is the jail for this area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Montrose County Detention Center? This site will tell you about everything you might want to know about Montrose County Detention Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Montrose County Detention Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Montrose County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Montrose County Detention Center
160 South Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 970-249-7755
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Montrose County Detention Center you should go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Montrose County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information for anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Montrose County Detention Center inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Montrose County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Montrose County Detention Center website? This is difficult, because the 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 will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

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

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might use assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado your bail is set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the last word on where your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado contains all crimes included in Colorado and the specific bail amount for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can talk to 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 street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Montrose County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive 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 bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 970-249-7755

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Montrose County Detention Center:

Montrose County Detention Center
160 South Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montrose County Detention Center
160 South Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401


The Montrose County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on this, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Montrose County court records are public records. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are available at the Montrose County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you can request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you should query the Montrose County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like 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 must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at the Montrose County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Montrose County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Montrose County,the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Montrose County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Montrose County Detention Center is no fun, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following 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 Montrose County Detention Center, 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 Montrose County Detention Center 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 funds to people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the the Montrose County Detention Center website before 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Montrose County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Montrose County Detention Center, 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 Montrose County Detention Center

    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 locked up in Montrose County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Write a review about Montrose County Detention Center

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to get in touch with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to someone at Montrose County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Montrose County Detention Center Link
    Montrose County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Montrose County Detention Center Mugshots
    Montrose County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Montrose County Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Montrose County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Montrose County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Montrose County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Montrose County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Montrose County Detention Center
    Montrose County Detention Center Jobs


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  1. Dominique T. says:

    hey if your sad and feel like you need someone to talk to you can just throw me a letter and i will always reply send the letter to [Address Removed] or if you can just shoot me an e-mail cherry_n_tynan@yahoo.com
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