Saguache County Jail – Saguache, CO

Saguache County Jail is in Saguache County, Colorado and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone locked up in Saguache County Jail? This site tells you information about anything you might want to know about Saguache County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Saguache County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Saguache County Jail
530 5Th Street
Saguache, CO 81149

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 719-655-2544
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Saguache County Jail you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Saguache County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find info for anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Colorado jails: Other Jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can go in person to the Saguache County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Saguache County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, 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, once you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate in the Saguache County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post 10 percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Saguache County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Saguache County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Saguache County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado bail amounts are predetermined by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the last word on how high your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado includes every crime included in state law and the specific bail you will have to pay for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will 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 get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that will help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it will depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Saguache County Jail visitation procedures change often, so you should review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 719-655-2544

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Saguache County Jail
530 5Th Street
Saguache, CO 81149

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Saguache County Jail
530 5Th Street
Saguache, CO 81149


The Saguache County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so check the the Saguache County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from 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 might 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

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, just access the Saguache County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Saguache County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you will not find the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if someone had:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Saguache County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Saguache County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Saguache County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Saguache County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Saguache 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 inmates is likely to change, so be sure to review the the Saguache County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Saguache County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Saguache County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Saguache County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 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:

    • 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.

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Saguache County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Saguache County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Saguache County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Saguache County Jail Link
    Saguache County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Saguache County Jail Mugshots
    Saguache County Jail Bail Link

    Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado

    Saguache County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Saguache County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Saguache County Jail Inmate Search
    Saguache County Warrant Lookup
    Saguache County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Saguache County Jail
    Saguache County Jail Jobs


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