Chief Venessie Brown
The Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center is the prisoner intake center for the City and County of Denver. The division chief is in charge of the Downtown Division which also includes: Court Services and the Civil Process Unit. Prisoners are processed into the system, booked, fingerprinted, and temporarily housed until such a time that they are able to make bond, or have been given an advisement by the court. Depending on the outcome of their court appearance, prisoners are either released from the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center or sent to the Denver County Jail to serve out their sentence. Meals, phone calls, programs, video visitation and showers are all done within the housing unit.