The Denver County Jail has been in existence since 1956 at:
10500 E. Smith Road
Denver, CO 80239
Division Chief Elias Diggins is in charge of the County Jail Division. The County Jail Division is responsible for the long term care and custody of sentenced prisoners, sentenced and pre-sentenced female prisoners and prisoners sentenced to alternative sentencing programs.
The County Jail offers a variety of programs aimed at enhancing the lives of prisoners while incarcerated. Some of the programs offered are:
Domestic violence counseling
Drug and alcohol counseling
Aptitude and vocational testing
R.I.S.E Program (Recovery in a Secure Environment)
Denver Homeless Transition Program (DHTP)
Program Providers include:
Prisoners have access to health care 24 hours a day under the guidance of the Denver Health Medical Center. The health care provided to the prisoners is accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
(NCCHC). The County Jail has varying conditions of confinement ranging from minimum security dormitory housing, maximum security cell blocks to special management "lock-down" areas. Housing within the facility is determined by the Classification Unit.