Teller County Jail (also referred to as the Teller County Detention Center) is a 126-bed correctional facility in Divide, CO, a municipality located on the north slope of Pike's Peak. This detention center serves primarily as a holding facility for adults charged with Colorado misdemeanor and felony crimes. Though inmates may be held awaiting transfer, long-term sentences are typically not served here. This jail has been in the news recently regarding their role in housing immigration detainees.
The Teller County detention center is about 26 miles northwest of Colorado Springs off of U.S. Highway 24. The physical address is:
288 Weaverville Road
Divide, CO 80814
Phone: (719) 687-7770
The nearby Teller County Sheriff's Office is at
11400 US Highway 24
Divide, CO 80814
Phone: (719) 687-9652
Below, you will find detailed information about the Teller County jail and its policies affecting detainees, family and friends. This page, which is sponsored by Colorado criminal defense lawyers, covers the following topics:
- 1. How to Locate an Inmate
- 2. Paying a Bail Bond
- 3. Phone Policies for Teller County Inmates
- 4. Visitation at the Jail
- 5. Inmate Commissary Accounts
- 6. Mail for Teller County Inmates
- 7. Life at the Detention Facility
- 8. Medication Policies
- 9. Criminal Defense Help
1. Teller County Inmate Search
Friends and family are free to call the jail at (719) 687-7770 to obtain information about detainees. (Use the “booking department” extension.) For a phone-based inmate search, you will need to provide the full name, birthday, and country of birth.
Alternatively, you can use the sheriff's online database to locate an individual who may be incarcerated at the Teller Detention Facility. You can input the individual's information or use initial tabs to locate all individuals booked into the jail listed by the first letter of last names. Information listed includes booking number, booking date, gender, height, weight, and release date, if applicable.
2. Bail Bonding in Divide
In most cases, arrestees can obtain temporary freedom from the Teller County jail by posting a bail bond. In some cases, a detainee may be released on his or her own recognizance, meaning no payment is required. To determine the bond amount, call the jail at (719) 687-7770.
To pay a cash bond, you need to come into the jail and present cash at the front desk. No other forms of payment will be accepted. The lobby is open seven days a week, 24-hours a day. Note that there will be an additional $50 cash fee due upon payment of the bond.
In lieu of paying cash, a family member or friend can seek the services of a local bail bondsman to pay an inmate's bond. Bonding agencies charge a percentage fee for this service (often 10 or 15%), and will likely want to attach collateral property to the loan. You can locate a bail bondsman online or through your phone directory.
Bear in mind, all money or property put up to post bail is subject to forfeiture if the inmate does not show up for his or her scheduled hearings. Learn more on bail bonding here: How to post bail in Colorado.
3. Phone Privileges at the Jail
Detainees at the Teller County jail will be unable to receive incoming calls. For an urgent matter, you can call the jail at (719) 687-7770 and leave a message for an inmate. You will need to provide full identification information along with the detainee's full name and alien registration number, if applicable.
Inmates in Divide can make daily collect calls from the jail. To allow for these phone calls and pre-pay, if desired, you must set up an account at Securus. For more information, you can call Securus Family and Friends at (800) 844-6591.
Note that all phone calls from the jail will be monitored and recorded. To avoid harming the inmate's case status, do not discuss issues related to the criminal case.
4. Teller County Jail Visitation
Friends and family can visit Teller County inmates using video visitation services either at home or at the jail. To prepare to schedule home or lobby video visits, go to the HomeWAV site to establish an account. Like telephone calls, visits are monitored and recorded, so incriminating statements should be avoided.
Remote visits can be scheduled at the following days and times:
Monday, Tuesday: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
3:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Thursday and Friday -- 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday -- 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
9:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Lobby visitation hours are as follows:
Wednesday -- 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday -- 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Inmates who are not on disciplinary detention are eligible for two lobby jail visits per day. Visits are 30 minutes in duration.
The following are Teller County jail rules for visitors:
- Visitors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. There is a limit to two children per visit, and three people total are allowed to visit at one time. No loitering in the visitation area is permitted.
- Valid photo identification is required for all adult visitors.
- Visiting booths accommodate one visitor at a time. Visits with children take place in a special no-contact visiting area, when available.
- Visitors and inmates must remain appropriately behaved during the visit or the visit will be terminated. No abusive language or disruptive or threatening behavior is tolerated.
- Visitors who are visibly intoxicated will not be allowed visitation access.
- All visitors are subject to search, including metal scanning, and no items should be brought in to visitation. Leave firearms, purses, bags, electronic devices, phones, etc. at home or in the car.
- No pets are allowed in the visitation area except for service animals.
- No smoking, beverage consumption, or gum chewing is allowed.
Attorneys, other legal personnel, and clergy can visit detainees any day between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. (Contact visits must be scheduled in advance.) Credentialed consular officials are free to visit detained nationals at any time. Please call the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer at (719) 586-3002.
5. Commissary Accounts
Detainees and inmates at the Divide jail have the opportunity to purchase desired items through commissary. Friends and families can help fund an inmate's cash account in one of a few ways.
- Bring cash to the lobby – You can use the kiosk in the lobby seven days a week, 24-hours a day to deposit cash for an inmate. Note: No change is available.
- Set up an account at jailatm.com – Visa and MasterCard are accepted for inmate deposits. The site also allows friends and family to order gift packs for inmates.
- Mail-in funds – Send a cashier's check or money order to the jail (no personal checks or cash through the mail is accepted). Allowed checks should be made payable to Teller County Jail and the inmate's full name should be included. Address mail to:
Inmate's Full Booking Name
Teller County Jail
PO Box 730
Divide, CO 80814
6. Mail Policies at the Jail
Mail can be sent to inmates at the Teller County jail, and inmates are permitted to send out an unlimited amount of correspondence (at their own expense). Inmates who cannot afford to pay for envelopes and stamps will receive assistance obtaining these items.
Mail is typically delivered within 24 hours once received at the jail. All mail is inspected, but not read. The mailing address is:
Inmate's Full Name
Teller County Jail
PO Box 730
Divide, CO 80814
Packages should not be sent to Teller County inmates. With approval from an ICE Deportation Officer, detainees who need to travel can receive packages with a limited number of items necessary for this journey. Prior to sending these packages, contact:
Case Deportation Officer at:
935 SH67 South
Florence, CO 81226
No electronic devices (including cell phones) will be accepted.
7. Life at the Jail
Although Teller County Jail is classified as a “medium security” facility, it upholds standards similar to a maximum security unit. There is a high guard-to-inmate ratio, and movement within the facility is strictly supervised.
The jail is divided into pods, with 2-man cells located on two levels and a large common area that includes floor-affixed tables and chairs. Inmates are offered three meals a day and limited outdoor exercise opportunities for about an hour every other day. In the common area, inmates can play games or watch TV. A library, gym, barber shop, chapel, and commissary are accessible to inmates.
Prescription medications are distributed in the jail, as needed. All medications must be verified ahead of time through a physician and pharmacy. Narcotic medication is not allowed. Family and friends may not bring in medication for inmates. For questions or concerns, call the jail at (719) 687-7770, and choose the extension for “medications.”
9. Help from a Defense Lawyer
An experienced criminal attorney from the Colorado Legal Defense Group is available to help you or a loved one with a Colorado arrest. Our lawyers are well prepared to fight for your constitutional rights and mount an aggressive defense on your behalf. We offer a strong record of results for past clients, frequently obtaining dismissal of charges or reduced penalties. For a free consultation and case assessment, call us at (303) 222-0330 today, or contact us online to request a returned call.