The El Paso County Jail and Detention Facility is located in Colorado Springs, CO. It houses about 1,500 inmates.
It is designed for temporary housing of inmates, although a few inmates serve out their entire sentences there.
Visitation is restricted and sometimes inconvenient. The facility is located at 2727 East Las Vegas Street in Colorado Springs, and the main telephone number is 719-390-2000.
The El Paso County Jail houses the following types of inmates:
- Inmates who are awaiting trial;
- Inmates who are awaiting sentencing;
- Inmates who are awaiting transfer to other detention facilities (such as a state prison); and
- Inmates who are serving their entire sentences at the El Paso County Jail, typically for minor offenses.
You can search for an inmate on the inmate search page of the Sheriff’s Office website. Do not use a cell phone to look up an inmate, however, because the results might not be accurate.
Use another device, such as a laptop computer. You can search using the inmate’s last name.
El Paso County Jail Visitation
El Paso County Jail inmate visitation is available, but strict rules apply. You can use the facility’s video system, which requires you to use a monitor and a telephone to communicate.
The facility enforces a rule of three visitors per visit. Each visitor must bring a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or an official personal ID card. Any visitor under 18 must come with an adult supervisor.
The facility allows visitation between 8 AM and 1:45 PM and from 4 PM to 9 PM. Online visits are currently allowed between the hours of 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
You must schedule visitation at least two days in advance. You can schedule no more than four in-person visits per week (perhaps fewer, depending on the inmate), and each visit can last no more than 30 minutes.
The facility may limit visitation due to COVID-19 concerns.
Monitoring and Recording
Be careful what you say during a visit. All visits are monitored and recorded, and anything that you or the inmate says could potentially be used in court against the inmate (or even against you under certain circumstances).
Attorney-Inmate Conferences: Privacy Considerations
Inmates enjoy the right to communicate privately with their attorney even while they are under detention.
Strict privacy rules apply to conversations between the inmate and their lawyer, and the facility will not monitor or record these conversations.
Even if the facility did record these conversations, a court would not allow the recordings as evidence except in very rare and unusual circumstances.
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