Washington County Justice Center – Akron, CO

Washington County Justice Center is located in Washington County, Colorado and is the main correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Washington County Justice Center? This guide tells you about anything you might want to know about Washington County Justice Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Washington County Justice Center. How to view Washington County Justice Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Washington County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Washington County Justice Center
26861 Highway 34
Akron, CO 80720

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 970-345-2244
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Washington County Justice Center you will need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Washington County Justice Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Colorado jails: Colorado County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Washington County Justice Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Washington County Justice Center site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you can’t travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including 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 on the Washington County Justice Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. 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 try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Washington County Justice Center

Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado bail amounts are set by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the last word on you bail amount. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado lists all crimes included in state law and the specific amount of bail for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us tips that will help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Washington County Justice Center visitation procedures can change, so you should check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

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 . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, 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 jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 970-345-2244

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Washington County Justice Center is:

Washington County Justice Center
26861 Highway 34
Akron, CO 80720

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Washington County Justice Center
26861 Highway 34
Akron, CO 80720


The mail policy at Washington County Justice Center can change, so you should review the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Colorado State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are held at Washington County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Washington County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate 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 arrest warrants inquiry on the Washington County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Washington County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Washington County Justice Center is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Washington County Justice 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 Washington County Justice 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 at Washington County Justice Center is likely to change, so review the site before you send money to an inmate there.

    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 Washington County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Washington County Justice 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 Washington County Justice 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:

    • 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.

    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 at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Washington County Justice Center?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Washington County Justice Center Website
    Washington County Justice Center Inmate Search Link
    View Washington County Justice Center Mugshots
    Washington County Justice Center Bail Amount Link

    CO Bail Schedule

    Washington County Justice Center Visitation
    Washington County Justice Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Washington County Justice Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Washington County Warrant Lookup
    Washington County Justice Center Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Washington County Justice Center
    Jobs at Washington County Justice Center


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Comments

  1. I worked for this justice center and it states it has a yard that the inmates use. Well sorry to say they don’t get to go out in the yard. Also they are suppose to serve and protect well while working there 2 incidents that happened to me were just blown off 1 incident was suppose to have a warrant for someones arrest for putting me on craigs list with photos that weren’t nice and I was told they were going to leave it a open case I was working for them at the time. 2 incident I was threatened continuously by an inmate who was in segregation he would threaten to kill me I put numerous reports in and my sgt at the time didn’t even sign off on them to further be evaluated. When I left my position as a officer working in the jail with the inmates in June 2014 and the inmate that threatened he would kill me was released shortly after and killed his mother in Colorado Springs.

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