The Pueblo County Jail serves a male and female population, including adults awaiting adjudication or serving sentences for Colorado felony crimes and misdemeanors. This is a busy jail, which has received a great deal of recent publicity for apparently overcrowded conditions. The average daily population for the 509-bed “aging” facility is currently approaching 765, according to this October, 2018, article.
The jail is situated in the south central Colorado city of Pueblo, located 42 miles south of Colorado Springs, off of Interstate 25. The address of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and detention center is:
909 Court Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Telephone: (719) 583-6125
The detailed information below is provided for incoming Pueblo County Jail inmates and their family and friends. Sponsored by the Pueblo criminal defense lawyers team, this page covers the following topics:
- 1. Locate a Pueblo County Jail Inmate
- 2. Bail and Bond Information
- 3. Inmate Phone Privileges
- 4. Pueblo Jail Visitation
- 5. Commissary Deposits
- 6. Sending Mail to an Inmate
- 7. Checking Into the Detention Center
- 8. Life and Health at the Pueblo County Jail
- 9. Criminal Defense Assistance
1. Inmate Search
To find an inmate at the Pueblo County Jail, visit the sheriff’s “Inmate Inquiry” page. With this database, you can obtain a list of current inmates by plugging in either a first or last name. Resulting information will include details such as height/weight, date of birth, identifying tattoos, as well as the jail booking number, criminal charges, and bail bond amount.
2. Bond Payment in Pueblo
Most Pueblo arrestees will be allowed to gain temporary freedom from incarceration once the assigned bond payment is posted. The inmate can arrange to pay his or her own bond or a family member or friend can choose to pay bail. The money or collateral property put up to pay the bail bond serves as a guarantee that the detainee will return for the assigned court date. If he or she turns out to be a no-show, you can lose this money and/or property permanently. For more information, see: How to post bail in Colorado.
The Pueblo County jail accepts cash payment for bonds at the lobby window. Alternatively, you can contact a licensed bail bondsman to assist you. As advertised online and in local phone directories, these bonding agencies will post bond for you, charging a fee for the service. The bond will most likely need to be secured with collateral property (usually real estate).
3. Phone Calls for Inmates
Pueblo inmates cannot take incoming phone calls from friends or family (but can accept calls from an attorney or investigator.) Inmates are allowed to make collect calls or can call out using prepaid phone minutes. Phone communication is facilitated through the Securus website, through which you can set up an account to prepay for collect calls or deposit money into an inmate calling account. Credit and debit cards are accepted online.
Be aware that all telephone communication at the jail is monitored and recorded. It is important to avoid making any incriminating statements that could affect your inmate’s case. Inmates can speak freely to their attorney by phone, since these calls are not monitored.
4. Pueblo County Jail Visitation Information
There are two options for visitation at this detention center: offsite video visitation and visiting in the jail lobby (but in-person visits may be suspended during COVID). Note that lobby visits are also facilitated through a video screen, and are not in-person visits. All visits are subject to monitoring and recording. Refrain from speaking about the inmate’s criminal case or other topics that could affect the outcome of the case.
You can visit a Pueblo inmate using your home or office computer. First you must go to the Secures site to register and create an account. To take advantage of this option, you will need a computer equipped with a camera and microphone, as well as high-speed internet service. A new mobile app is also available.
Video visits must be scheduled at least 24-hours ahead of time.
Visits at the Jail
Visitation at the jail occurs daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. You must register for an onsite visit 24 hours in advance. You can do this in the jail lobby or by visiting this Securus page. You will receive a visitation station number and a pin code to use to start the visit.
Inmates are limited to three onsite visits a week.
5. Commissary Money for Inmates
Inmates can purchase desired items through the jail commissary, which delivers orders weekly. Products include food, treats, hygiene products and other items.
Friends and family members can make deposits into inmate cash accounts to fund these commissary items. You can bring cash or a money order into the jail or pay online with a credit or debit card. To set up an online account to make deposits, go to the Access Corrections website or call (866) 345-1884.
6. Mail Policies at the Pueblo Jail
You can send mail to an inmate using the following address:
Pueblo County Detention Center
Inmate’s Full Name
909 Court Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
The jail will open all envelopes and inspect the contents. Do not send in any food items, books or magazines, or anything illegal or inappropriate.
You are allowed to send:
- Appropriate cards and letters
- Money orders
- Photos printed on photo paper (no photos printed on copy paper or torn out of magazines)
Note that the envelope should be plain and unadorned by glitter, glue, tape, crayon, lipstick or any foreign substance.
If you would like to order a care package to send to a Pueblo County inmate, you can do so through pueblopackages.com. Phone number: (800) 546-6283.
Note that inmates can purchase writing materials through commissary. Those who are without funds will be provided with a limited amount of paper, envelopes, and postage to use to send correspondence.
7. Pueblo Inmate Check In
When arriving to serve a sentence, new inmates should bring as little as possible with them. The only items that will be accepted for entry into the jail are:
• Court paperwork
• Dental appliances
• Necessary medical devices, such as crutches
• A list of your prescription medications (Do not bring the medications with you)
• Cash for deposit into your commissary account
Excess property brought into the jail will be stored and released when the inmate leaves the facility. All inmates are issued regulation items upon entry, including a uniform, bedding, and necessary hygiene products.
8. Life as a Pueblo Inmate
The Pueblo Detention Center website states a mission to maintain a safe, clean, secure environment for incarcerated inmates and staff, to treat all with dignity, and to respect the inmate’s constitutional rights. Education, health, and personal development opportunities are provided at the facility. Medical and dental treatment is available 24-hours a day, and medications are prescribed and dispensed, as needed.
Inmates are assessed, classified and held separately according to gender, the category of offense, observed character traits and perceived security risk. There are separate maximum security, medium security, and minimum security housing areas. Cooperative inmates are assigned work duties at the jail, which can count toward “good time,” or a potentially reduced sentence.
Because of the overcrowding problem, jail cells are currently triple-bunked, with some inmates sleeping on floor-based mattresses. If inmates have a complaint to report, particularly regarding sexual harassment or sexual assault threats, they are encouraged to use the sheriff’s incident report form.
Pueblo County now offers an adult diversion program that is meant to help with the overcrowding problem. Outside agencies also provide exiting inmates with access to substance abuse and mental health treatment, veteran services, marriage and family counseling, and assistance with housing and employment.
9. Seek Assistance from an Attorney
The Colorado Legal Defense Group has helped hundreds of local and out-of-state individuals fight criminal charges and avoid harsh penalties. An experienced criminal attorney will ensure you or your loved one is treated fairly, and that your key constitutional rights are fully respected. In many cases, we can get Colorado criminal charges dropped or drastically reduced. For a free consultation and case assessment, please call (303) 222-0330 today or contact us online to request a phone call or visit.