"Adams County Detention Facility" Information in Brighton, Colorado

The Adams County Detention Facility is the main jail in Brighton, Colorado. It holds up to 1,600 inmates who are waiting to post bail, standing by until trial, or serving short sentences.

Click here to search for an inmate or call (303) 654-1850 or (303) 655-3494. Adams County Jail is located at 150 N 19th Ave, Brighton, Colorado 80601. 

In this article, our Denver criminal defense attorneys answer the following frequently-asked-questions about Adams Detention Center:

1. How do I find a person in custody at the Adams County Detention Facility?

Click here to search for an inmate. Otherwise, call (303) 654-1850 or (303) 655-3494.

2. How do I bail out a person in custody at Adams Detention Center?

Contact the jail at (303) 654-1850 or (303) 655-3494 for the specific bail procedure for the requested inmate. Bail is returned to the payer once the criminal case ends.

The detention facility accepts cash, checks, and the use of a bondsman. Bondsmen typically charge customers 10% to 15% of the bail amount as their payment.

3. Can I phone an inmate at Adams County Jail?

No, inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls. But they are allowed to make outgoing calls using a phone calling card or by calling collect.

Note that all phone calls are recorded, so be sure not to say anything incriminating.

4. When can I visit an inmate at Adams Jail?

Visiting hours are: 

Adams Detention Facility Visiting Days

Adams Detention Facility Visiting Hours

Sunday: Last name starting with A-G

 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Last name starting with N-R

 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Thursday: Last name starting with S-Z

 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: Last name starting with H-M

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Visits are conducted in person unless the visiting room has reached maximum capacity. In that case, visits are conducted through closed-access video.

Visitors are required to bring their I.D. and wear appropriate attire. People can be turned away for wearing offensive or revealing clothing.

Note that visitors are checked for outstanding warrants. So anyone with a warrant will get arrested if they attempt to visit an inmate.

5. How do I put money on an inmate's books at Adams Jail?

People may send cash, checks or money orders to:

           Inmate Name
           Inmate ID
           Adams County Detention Facility
           PO Box 5001
           Brighton, Colorado 80601

Note that money orders should be payable to ACDF (Adams County Detention Facility). 

Outsiders paying with a credit card can do so by clicking here

6. Can I send mail to an Adams Jail inmate?

Yes, inmates may receive mail at:

           Inmate Name
           Inmate ID
           Adams County Detention Facility
           PO Box 5001
           Brighton, Colorado 80601

All inmate mail is read and checked by staff members. Any contraband items such as drugs will be confiscated.

If you intend to send a package, call the jail at (303) 654-1850 to get approval first.

7. Does Adams Jail provide medical care?

The facility has some medical providers such as nurses on staff. They can dispense medication and attend to minor emergencies. In the case of a serious emergency, sick or injured inmates are rushed to Platte Valley Medical Center or other nearby hospitals.

8. Does Adams County Detention Facility have a commissary?

Yes, the facility does have a commissary where inmates can purchase such items as toiletries, stationary and snacks. Commissary items get delivered to inmates once a week.

Scroll up to question 5 for information on how to put money into an inmate's account. 

9. Who gets booked at the Adams County Detention Facility?

The detention facility houses anyone arrested for felonies or misdemeanors in Brighton or throughout Adams County, Colorado. Inmates who cannot get bailed out remain in the facility pending the resolution of their case. 

10. Other information

The Adams Detention Facility holds 1,600 beds with two inmates per cell. When the facility overcrowds, up to four inmates bunk in one cell. 

A few years ago, the jail was so overcrowded that the jail actually released six inmates to make more space. Budget cuts also forced the sheriff to limit housing for inmates as well.[1]

But recently, the jail added a mental health unit to help treat its many inmates suffering from behavioral problems. This new unit also created more space and alleviates overcrowding.[2]

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Legal References

  1. 6 Inmates Released Due to Overcrowding in Adams County Jail, 4CBSDenver (March 4, 2014).
  2. Whitney Wild, Adams County Jail Adds $3.2 Million Mental Health Unit, 9news (May 18, 2017).

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