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Prisoner Information
720-913-3600
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911 Non-emergency
720-913-2000
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Visit Reservations
720-913-3791
Bonding Office
720-337-0061
720-337-0062
Impounded Vehicles
(Denver)
720-865-0470
VIN Verification & Certification Appointments
720-865-0479
Report Abandoned Vehicles
720-865-0471
Homeless Voucher Program
720-944-3666
720-337-0121
after hours:
720-337-0400
(Victim Information & Notification Everyday)
Mailing Address
PO Box 1108
Denver, CO 80201

COURT SERVICES

 

All prisoners are processed at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center. Meals, phone calls, programs, video visitation and showers are all done within the housing unit. Prisoners have access to National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) accredited health care 24 hours a day, under the guidance of the Denver Health Medical Center. The County Jail Division is then responsible for the long-term care and custody of sentenced prisoners, sentenced and pre-sentenced female prisoners and prisoners sentenced to alternative sentencing programs/community corrections. 

The Alternative Sentencing Program allows offenders the opportunity to maintain their employment and/or education/treatment. These programs are carefully supervised and include monetary fees, which shall be determined by a case assessment. The Work Search Program provides the offender the opportunity to search for employment while serving a jail sentence and must be authorized by the court.

Inmates are generally released on bond within a two-hour window after the bond is signed by all parties involved.

  • Bond cannot be posted for someone that has been arrested until their fingerprints have been cleared and they have been fully booked into jail.
  • If a bond is posted for someone that has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold, the bond will not be refunded if the individual does not appear on their return court date.
  • There is a non-refundable $50 bond fee that must be paid at the time the bond is posted.
  • If the defendant abides by the conditions of the bond (e.g. appear as ordered), the bond will be released upon final disposition of the case. If a professional bonding company was used, the premium paid to the bonding company will not be refunded.
  • If the defendant fails to appear in court on the new court date listed on the bond paperwork, the bond money will be forfeited and a new warrant will be issued for the defendant’s arrest.
  • Proper identification must be submitted if posting a bond by credit card.

The Sheriff Department does not run the bonding office. Any questions concerning the bonding process should be directed to:

County Court’s Bonding Office
490 East Colfax
720-337-0062 
https://www.denvercountycourt.org/bonds/

Hours 7:00AM-10:30 PM Monday through Sunday.
The bonding office is located in the lobby of the Downtown Detention facility and is closed overnight.

Community Re-entry is tasked with creating and implementing an evidence-based comprehensive jail to community re-entry process and services.

The Community Re-Entry Project (CRP) serves adult residents of Denver, within one year of release for a misdemeanor conviction from the Denver County Jail. CRP provides cognitive education classes, employment workshops, shelter vouchers, transportation assistance, mental health counseling and relapse prevention support to help individuals stay our of jail and lead productive lives. For more information on the project, please call 720-865-2330.

Courtroom 2300 (the advisement court) is open daily, excluding holidays. All other courtrooms are closed on weekends and holidays.

If an inmate cannot hire private counsel to represent them, a public defender will be appointed to them for all court hearings while they remain in custody. You can contact the Public Defender's Office at:

Colorado Public Defenders Office (Felony and State Level Misdemeanor cases)
1290 Broadway, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80203

The Municipal Public Defender’s Office (All other cases)
720-337-0407

Children are only allowed at a judge's disgresion. Children are also not allowed to be left unattended in the lobby. Child care can be arranged for at:
Warm Welcome Court Childcare Center

270 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
720-865-9930

According to Colorado statute, the maximum amount of time that can be taken off a county jail sentence is 14 days for every 30 days.

According to the law (C.R.S. 17-26-109 (1)C.R.S.17-26-109(2) and C.R.S 17-26-115), all inmates will earn good time credits including Statutory and Sheriff’s good time credit, earned time credit, and Trustee Good time if they:

  • Perform assigned duties while in Denver’s custody
    The Sheriff staff evaluates the work performance of inmates, and decides whether or not an inmate will be designated as an inmate worker or “Trustee”. An inmate can have the ability to remove ten days for every 30 from their sentence with this credit.
  • Get along well with others and not cause trouble while in custody
    According to the law (C.R.S. 17-26-110), an offender can lose good time credits if it is determined through an Internal Conduct Adjustment Board hearing that they were involved in wrongdoing, internal rule violations or displayed poor behaviors while in custody.  All good time can be removed from an offender that attempts to escape from custody.
  • Successful participation in educational and other programs (earned time credit)
    Inmates can earn up to three days off their sentence in any 30 day period by successfully completing assigned or self designated programs. Please see "inmate services" for a list of in-custody programs offered.

Note: It is important to understand that many things can affect the application of credits to a sentence, and that good time credits are a privilege granted at the discretion of the Sheriff, not a right.

Probation

The County Court Probation Department provides probation services for over 5,000 misdemeanant offenders with cases in Denver County Court. The department’s primary goal is to protect and enhance public safety and enforce court orders by encouraging clients to make positive lifestyle choices. https://www.denvercountycourt.org/probation-section/

Probation contact numbers:
County Court Probation 720-913-8300
Denver District Court Adult Probation 720-913-4700


Parole

Colorado Parole Office, Central Region
4120 S. Julian Way
Denver, CO 80236

Main office number (Critical Incident II) - 303-866-7850 
Critical Incident Cell phone - 303-919-0393 
Central Region Office Directory

Upon intake, prisoners are searched, have a digital mugshot and right index fingerprint taken, and are evaluated for medical and mental health issues by medical staff. Prisoner's property is inventoried, and a thorough pat search (and metal detector search) of each prisoner is performed. Fingerprint cards are sent to the CBI electronically. A check for any additional warrants is made when the fingerprints are classed and searched by the Denver Police Department Identification Bureau.

The process time for an inmate to be booked into jail can vary. However, it usually takes between 2-6 hours to be fully processed through our intake system. There are many things that can prolong an offender's identification process. Fingerprints are transmitted to the Denver Police Department Identification Bureau, Colorado Bureau of Investigation's fingerprint database and the FBI's fingerprint database for clearance. The jail has no control over how long the process will take.

ICE holds are immigration holds. Any questions regarding the ICE process should be directed to the ICE office.

The ICE detention center is located at:

3130 North Oakland St.
Aurora, Colorado 80010
303-361-0723


Processing Fee Information

For Processing Fee Information call 720-865-3856 to leave a message.

$30 Processing Fee
C.R.S. 30-1-104(1)(n) authorizes jurisdictions to implement and collect a fee for the commitment and discharge of convicted prisoners. The Denver Sheriff Department will charge a $30 Processing Fee for each person booked into jail. A person not convicted of any charge may request a full refund of the amount paid.
Processing Fee Refund Request Form

$30 Cuota por el Proceso
C.R.S. 30-1-104(1)(n)autoriza juridicciones al implementer y collecionar un cobro por la fianza y absultura de prisioneros que han sido convictos. Apartir de Junio 2005, el Departamento de Sheriffs del Condado de Denver empezara a cobrar $30.00 por el pago de procesamiento por cada persona enlistada dentro de la carcel. Aquella persona que no haya sido declarada, debera solicitar el reembolso completo de la cantidad antes pagada.
Requisito de reembolso de la cuota de procesamiento

 
 

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ADDITIONAL CONTACTS
 

Community Corrections Division
303 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 1700
Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: (720) 913-8250
Fax:  (720) 913-8921

Electronic Monitoring Program
Pretrial Services Program
303 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: (720) 913-8900
Fax: (720) 913-8920
emp@denvergov.org
 

For a sign language interpreter or Spanish language interpreter please contact Melissa Ortega at 720-337-0094 to make the request at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 

NEED HELP
 

Denver 311 Help Center Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479