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Detention Center

DETENTION CENTER

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.

VISITING HOURS

See attached visitor regulations and registration form

*Visiting 15 to 30 minutes long

(Photo identification must be submitted with this form. If you have no form of identification, you will not be allowed to visit in this facility).

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. Cashier’s checks and money orders need to be made payable to the Fremont County Combined Courts. You may also post a bond using a credit or debit card in person, online at www.GovPayNow.com, or over the phone at 1-888-604-7888. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Pay Location Code (PLC) for paying a bond is A003K8. A service fee is charged for the transaction.

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.

LEGAL RIGHTS RELATED TO POSTING MONEY BOND

Pursuant to Section 16-4-102, Colorado Revised Statutes

1) Bond fees, booking fees, and other fees or debts never need to be paid to secure a person’s release on money bond. A payor need only pay the bond amount in order to secure release.

2) While never a basis to hold a defendant in jail, the following fees are chargeable as a debt to the defendant after release if the payor chooses not to pay the fees at the time of bond: A $10.00 bond fee and a maximum 3.5% credit card payment fee. No other bond-related fees may be charged at any time, including any kiosk fees or fees for payment by cash, check or money order.

3) Bond payments are to be made out to the holding county and are never to be made out in the name of the incarcerated person.

4) A sheriff must release a defendant within six hours after a personal recognizance bond is set and the defendant has returned to jail or within six hours after a cash bond has been set and the defendant has returned to jail and the defendant or surety notified the jail that bond is prepared to be posted, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. In the event of a delay of more than six hours, a surety and the defendant have a right to know what, if any, extraordinary circumstance is causing the delay. Supervisory conditions of release do not justify a delay in release; except that a sheriff may hold a defendant for up to 24 hours if necessary to ensure a defendant is fitted with required electronic monitoring.

5) Anyone who posts a money bond has the right to receive a copy of the bond paperwork, including documentation of the next upcoming court date.

6) A surety may never be asked to use posted bond money to pay a defendant’s debts. Only when defendants have posted their own money bond may they be asked if they would like to voluntarily relinquish bond money to pay their debts. Relinquishment of bond money by a defendant to pay a debt is never required and is entirely a voluntary choice by the defendant.

BOOKING AND BONDING FEES

Any persons incarcerated at the Fremont County Detention Center will be charged a $30.00 booking and processing fee, with the exception of individuals held solely as a Parole Violator with no outstanding warrant at the time of arrest, those who are serving a sentence, or those who are held as a courtesy to another county.

This fee may be refunded to the person incarcerated if the case has been dismissed by the Court, and documentation of such is provided.

Any persons incarcerated at the Fremont County Detention Center that is posting a bond will be charged a non-refundable $10.00 bond processing fee. While this fee is expected to be paid at time of posting bond, it shall not be required and may be charged as a debt to the defendant’s incarceration account pursuant to C.R.S. 16-4-102(2)(F).

If you need to file a bond complaint, please contact the FCSO’s Office of Professional Standards:

Phone: 719-276-5577
Email: professionalstandards@fremontso.com
Online: https://www.fremontco.com/node/add/sheriff-s-office-complain-form
100 Justice Center Road
Canon City, CO 81212

PROPERTY

  • The inmate must submit an inmate authorization form to the property section. An appointment needs to be made with the property deputy for picking up property.
  • Photo identification is required when receiving the released property.
  • 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.

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. There is a kiosk in the FCSO lobby to place cash onto the inmate account, there is a fee. Online inmate services are available through JailATM.com and include money additions, commissary orders, and messaging. All JailATM transactions are subject to their terms and conditions of service.

  • ATM Fees:
    Cash – $3.25
    Credit Card - $3.25 OR 10%, whichever is greater
  • Booking Fees:
    Arrests on new charges or warrants $30.00
    No charge on parole holds or court writs or sentences to be served
  • Bonding Fees:
    $10.00 per warrants
  • UA Fees:
    $20.00
  • Work Release Fee:
    Varies by pay rate

**Please note; Fees incurred from a previous stay and not paid are collected at 100% if placing money on accounts with a debt owed.**

MESSAGES

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

Telephones are available for inmate use in booking and housing units.

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.  All personal calls are 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.