Kit Carson Correctional Center – Burlington, CO

Kit Carson Correctional Center is in Kit Carson County, CO and is the jail for this county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Kit Carson Correctional Center? This page tells you information about anything related to Kit Carson Correctional Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kit Carson Correctional Center
49777 County Road V
Burlington, CO 80807

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Kit Carson Correctional Center you have to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Kit Carson Correctional Center Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you can look here: List of all jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Kit Carson Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Kit Carson Correctional Center website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Kit Carson Correctional Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Kit Carson Correctional Center

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Colorado bail amounts are predetermined by by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but the judge or magistrate has the final word on where your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado contains all of the crimes defined by Colorado and the specific bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that will help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Kit Carson Correctional Center visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official Kit Carson Correctional Center jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Kit Carson Correctional Center:

Kit Carson Correctional Center
49777 County Road V
Burlington, CO 80807

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kit Carson Correctional Center
49777 County Road V
Burlington, CO 80807


The mail policy at Kit Carson Correctional Center changes often, so it would be best to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Colorado State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Kit Carson County court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the Kit Carson County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are held at the Kit Carson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Kit Carson County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. They do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the Kit Carson County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Kit Carson County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Kit Carson County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kit Carson County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Kit Carson Correctional Center is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Kit Carson Correctional Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Kit Carson Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to inmates at Kit Carson Correctional Center could change, so be sure to check the official Kit Carson Correctional Center site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Kit Carson Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kit Carson Correctional Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Kit Carson Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Kit Carson Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Kit Carson Correctional Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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