Park County Jail – Fairplay, CO

Park County Jail is located in Park County, CO and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Do you know someone in Park County Jail? This site will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Park County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Park County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Park County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Park County Jail
P.O. Box 965
Fairplay, CO 80440

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Park County Jail you should visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Park County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Colorado county jails in our Colorado County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Colorado


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Park County Jail prisoners are on the Park County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Park County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Park County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set by the 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 must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the 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 Park County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Park County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Bail Schedule

In Colorado the amount of bail you pay is pre-determined using by the Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on where your bail is set. The Guide to Bail Bonds in Colorado includes each and every crime included in Colorado and the exact amount of bail for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that will help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Park County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

The Park County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Park County Jail:

Park County Jail
P.O. Box 965
Fairplay, CO 80440

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Park County Jail
P.O. Box 965
Fairplay, CO 80440


The inmate mail policy at Park County Jail changes, so it would be best to double check the site 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, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Park County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You can access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Park County magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. They do a number of different things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Park County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to find the actual address, rather the address 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 containing a court docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Park County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard 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 search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Park County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Park County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Park County Jail, 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 Park County Jail 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 jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send any funds.

    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 Park County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Park County Jail, 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 Park County Jail

    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 locked up in Park County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Park County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Park County Jail

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  1. Robin K. says:

    I am concerned that my son may be incarcerated there for a period of 6-9 months and he has no pillow?

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