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In contrast, Colorado jails are usually located near a courthouse. They house people who either 1) have been recently arrested, 2) are awaiting trial and cannot bail out, and 3) are serving misdemeanorsentences. Jail inmates who get convicted of felonies are then transferred to state prison.
There are dozens of county- or city-run jails in Colorado. Smaller towns may instead have holding facilities where they keep newly-booked arrestees. If they cannot bail out, they then may be transferred to a regular jail in a nearby city. Some of the larger Colorado jails are the following:
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