Denver County Jail Information in Denver, Colorado

The Denver County Jail houses people arrested for misdemeanors or felonies in and around Denver, Colorado.

The Denver County Jail is located at 10500 Smith Road in Denver, Colorado, 80239. The Denver County Jail's phone number is (720) 913-3600.

In this article our Denver criminal defense attorneys answer frequently-asked-questions about Denver County Detention Facility in Denver, Colorado, including bail procedures. Click on a topic to jump to that section:

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The Denver County Jail is located at 10500 Smith Road in Denver, Colorado.

1. How do I find a person in custody at Denver County Jail?

Click here. When searching for an inmate, you will be allowed to register yourself for inmate notifications as well as see the inmate's Criminal Descriptor Number, bail and court information. You can also call (720) 913-3642 or the prisoner information line at (720) 913-3600.

2. How do I bail out an inmate at Denver County Jail?

Call (720) 913-3600 for the latest bail procedures. People may post bail by cash or by using a bondsman. People pay a bondsman 10-15% of the bail amount, and the bondsman puts up the rest. Once the case ends, the entire bond is returned to the bondsman (so that 10-15% constitutes their payment).

Once bond is posted, it may take several hours before the inmate is released. 

 3. Can I phone a person in custody at Denver County Jail?

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No, but inmates may call out. To set up an account to receive calls, contact Securus at 1-800-844-6591.

4. When can I visit a person in custody at Denver County Jail?

Inmates at the Denver Detention Center may not receive visits for the first ten (10) days in custody. To request an inmate visit after this ten (10) day period, click here to be redirected to the jail visit request page or call (720) 913-3791. Click here to be redirected to find the available jail visit days.

5. How do I put money on a person in custody's books at Denver County Jail?

By one of three ways:

  1. Go to the kiosk located at the Downtown Detention Facility at 490 Colfax Denver, Colorado 80206, to pay by cash or credit card. Make sure you have the Criminal Descriptor Number (also referred to as the CD #).
  2. Drop off a postal money order at the information desk at the Downtown Detention Facility at 490 Colfax Denver, Colorado 80206. On the money order, include the inmate's name and Criminal Descriptor Number so that it can be applied to the correct person. 
  3. Click here to be redirected to Access Corrections. You need the Criminal Descriptor Number.

6. Can I send mail to a person in custody at Denver County Jail?

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Yes. The address is:

Inmates's name and Criminal Descriptor Number (CD)

P.O. Box 1108

Denver, Colorado 80201

Inmates may receive:

  • Legal mail;
  • Personal letters;
  • 25 white envelopes, 25 stamps, two (2) white or yellow legal pads (this amount can only be received by the inmate every 30 days only);
  • Photos that are no larger than five by seven (5x7) inches (the photos may not be sexually explicit, include nude photos, be gang-related, or be poster-size);
  • One (1) religious Bible, Koran and/or five (5) pamphlets; and/or
  • Colored pencils (they must not exceed three (3) inches in length and no more than 12 pencils)

Items not accepted in the mail include: ink pens, spiral notebooks, personal stationery, laminated or plastic cards, stickers, tape, paste/ any item with a glued surface, and correspondence with questionable substances or stains.

7. Does Denver County Jail have medical care?

Health services staff are available to provide medical, mental health and dental care. If necessary, the inmate can be sent to Denver Health Medical Center for treatment.

 8. Does Denver County Jail have commissary? 

Yes. The commissary is operated by an independent contractor who schedules each housing unit to receive canteen items one day per week. Purchases cannot exceed $175.00 per week. Inmates with items amounting to more than $200.00 in value will have the extra items confiscated. 

Only inmates can make commissary purchases, and only if they have money on their books.

Arrested in Denver? Call a Colorado criminal defense attorney at (720) 955-6112

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