The information provided is here to help make this time less difficult for you and give you an understanding of how our jail works and what is expected from you and your loved one.
PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center makes every effort to reduce the risk of sexual assaults in the jail. Policies, training and practices are geared to support the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. Inmates are educated on PREA and provided numerous reporting methods.
Outside, third-party reports are also welcome. To report an incident, please call the Detention Center directly at 719-276-5520. Let the deputy know you’d like to report a PREA incident and you will be transferred to the PREA Coordinator or Shift Sergeant immediately. ALL PREA Reports are considered emergent and investigated fully.
False PREA reports to the Detention Center will be treated as a false report to law enforcement.
|2015 FCSO PREA Report (Also available in the lobby at the Sheriff's Office)|
BAIL AND BONDING
Bail and bonds are set by the courts. Sometimes the arrested party will have to see a judge before they can bond out. A bail is primarily used to assure the presence of the accused for their appearance in court. Bond is how the bail money is guaranteed to the Court. You must have either cash, money order or a cashier’s check to post a cash bond and a non-refundable $10 fee must be paid in addition to the cash amount. Cashier’s checks and money orders need to be made payable to the Fremont County combined courts. If you post a cash bond you must state if you want the money returned to you when the Court releases it. If the person does not go to court as scheduled, the Court can keep the cash.
Surety bonds must be done by a bondsperson. You can find a bondsperson in the yellow pages of the phone book; just look under “Bail Bonds.” Depending on how much bail is needed, a fee is usually charged by the bondsperson. These fees are not refundable.
A. The inmate must submit an inmate authorization form to the property section prior to the day the visitor will be picking up the property.
B. Photo identification is required when receiving the released property.
C. Property will not be released to another person without the inmate’s written permission. The inmate will be asked to release excessive or valuable property to a family member or friend.
- Court clothing for inmates will only be accepted by transport staff within 72 hours of a jury trial (one set of clothing only).
Effective March 1, 2005, underclothing will no longer be accepted.
WORK RELEASE INFORMATION:
Please contact the Sheriff’s office to obtain more information.INMATE MAIL
Mail to inmates must be addressed as follows:
Inmate’s Full Name
Fremont County Detention Center
100 Justice Center Road
Canon City, CO. 81212
Mail is distributed daily (Except Weekends and Holidays). Mail will be delivered only to the person it is addressed to.
Incoming mail from attorneys or the courts will be opened by the inmate in the presence of the Jail Staff. Family or friends that mark mail “legal” will not be considered legal mail. Mail that is sent directly from attorneys or the courts will be handled as legal mail. All mail is screened and many things are not accepted for safety and security reasons. Mail without a return address will be returned to the Post Office.
Mail must be addressed by the name the inmate is booked in by.
Some things we do not accept include: Food, snacks, stamped envelopes, stamps, newspapers, magazines, clipping and photo-copied articles. Items not accepted will be returned.
Inmates may have a newspaper delivered with a subscription or a used book store. Paperback books will be accepted if shipped directly from the publisher. Packages must have an itemized list on the outside of the package.
Indigent inmates are allowed to mail two letters each week for free. They can send more if they pay postage from their money account.
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN INMATES IS NOT ALLOWED
INMATE MONEY ACCOUNT
Money may be sent by money order only. Personal checks or payroll checks will be returned to the sender. A money account is opened at the time an inmate comes to jail. Money in the account is used to pay fees incurred while in custody. The remainder of the money is for the inmate to use for things the jail does not issue, such as snacks, deodorant, commissary items, etc.
Staff will not give messages to inmates.
If you have an emergency message, you can call the jail and ask for the on-duty supervisor. All emergency messages will be verified before given to an inmate.
Telephones are available for inmate use in booking and housing units. All calls will be collect or the inmate may purchase a facility calling card.
You will be billed for every call you accept from the inmate.
All calls are limited to 15 minutes per call. The system will disconnect if it believes you are attempting to forward your call to another person. International calls can be made using a facility calling card. All personal calls may be monitored and recorded.
You can block your telephone number by calling the on-duty supervisor. This will prevent any calls from being made to you from the jail. If you want the block removed, the person to whom the number is listed must make a written request to have the number unblocked.