The Douglas County jail sits about halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. This facility is a jail, not a prison.
Consequently, it houses inmates serving sentences for misdemeanor offenses such as OWI and shoplifting, as well as people who cannot afford bail while they await trial.
The Douglas County Inmate Search in Colorado
The first step in getting your loved one out of jail is to locate them. There are two ways to do this:
- You can call the Douglas County jail from Colorado or from out of state at (303) 660-7550 or
- You can navigate to the Inmate Inquiry page and search from there.
Keep in mind that the Douglas County jail in Castle Rock, CO does not house juveniles. If you are searching for a juvenile, check the Juvenile Assessment Center in Centennial.
Posting Bail for an Inmate
If the inmate you are searching for is simply awaiting trial (and has not pled guilty or been convicted), you can probably secure their release before trial by posting bail.
Bail is a form of insurance. If you post bail for an inmate and they don’t show up for a trial, the state will not return any of the bail money. You may also be fined an additional amount.
In some cases, a judge might deny bail altogether. In most cases, however, the only question is whether the amount of the bail is affordable.
Professional bail bond companies are usually available to extend bail loans, although you will probably have to put up some collateral to secure the loan.
The Inmate Inquiry page (mentioned above) should list the amount of the bail. You cannot use a bail bondsman for a “cash only” bail.
Method of Payment
You can pay the bail online using a credit or debit card at www.accesscorrections.com or by calling 866-345-1884.
You can also pay by cash or money order 24/7 by visiting the jail.
You cannot visit an inmate in person unless you are a lawyer, a member of the clergy, or some other professional.
If you are a relative or a friend, you will have to settle for a video conference, which can take place at the jail or in your home.
Visiting hours run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day., and it costs $9.99 for each 30-minute video visit. You will need access to a PC or a laptop.
Fighting for the Rights of Criminal Defendants
If the prosecutor has charged you with a crime, you are going to need a criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Be aware of this muchーfounding partner Austin Lux is a former prosecutor himself.
As such, he understands how the other side thinks, and he can anticipate their next move.