Teller County Detention Center is in Teller County, Colorado and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Teller County Detention Center? This guide will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Teller County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Teller County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Teller County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others will be appreciated.
Teller County Detention Center
288 County Road 29
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 719-687-7770
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to find out who is in jail at Teller County Detention Center you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Teller County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is in a different jail you can check our Colorado county jail guide: Colorado Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Teller County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Teller County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information 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, if you are locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.
In most cases, inmates at Teller County Detention Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to move into 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 in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10% of the amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Teller County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond.
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In Colorado the amount of bail you pay is set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on you bail amount. The bail schedule includes every crime included in Colorado and the exact bail you will have to pay for each one.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, must answer some questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be given a jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken 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. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Teller County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. These phone calls are much 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 inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 719-687-7770
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s 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 or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Teller County Detention Center:
Teller County Detention Center
288 County Road 29
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Teller County Detention Center
288 County Road 29
The inmate mail policy at Teller County Detention Center changes, so double check the official Teller County Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney 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 defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.
For more info on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Teller County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Colorado State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file with a docket and all of the documents in the case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. They do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.
After 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, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to 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 taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you should query the Teller County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Teller County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Teller County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may 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 the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You 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 and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.
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The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Teller County, the Teller County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Teller County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Teller County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Teller County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Teller 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 process for sending money to inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the the Teller County Detention Center website when send money to someone in jail there.
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 Teller County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Teller 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.
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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.
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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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.
Things you can include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to send a message to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.
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Links and Resources
Teller County Detention Center Visitation Procedures
Teller County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
Teller County Detention Center Inmate Search
Teller County Warrant Lookup
Teller County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
Teller County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
Teller County Detention Center Employment