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’SRELEASE 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 BONDING: A $10 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
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
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
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CO Custody Manual
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Published with permission by Washington County Sheriff’s
Inmate Reception – 4
502.5.1 LEGAL BASIS FOR DETENTION
Arrestees admitted to the facility shall be notified of the official charge for their detention or legal
basis of confinement, as well as their bond, if set according to schedule, in a language they
502.5.2 RIGHT-TO-BOND REQUIREMENTS
The Sheriff or the authorized designee shall create written procedures to ensure (CRS § 16-4-102):
(a) Arrestees are brought before a court for bond setting as soon as practicable but
no later than 48 hours after arrival at the detention facility, absent extraordinary
(b) Arrestees who are granted a bond are released as soon as practicable but no later than
six hours after being returned to or being physically present in the detention facility,
absent extraordinary circumstances.
(c) Appropriate notifications to the arrestee and surety are made and documentation is
completed in the event of a delay in release.
(d) A notice of rights regarding the bond and release procedure and information regarding
a complaint process are posted and distributed in accordance with CRS § 16-4-102.
(e) The Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s website, signage, and written materials
related to the bond and release procedure are reviewed and updated periodically.
The Sheriff shall ensure that all members having interactions with arrestees and inmates receive
appropriate training on the written procedures (CRS § 16-4-102).
The Sheriff shall ensure that the initial certificate of compliance and required attachments and any
required subsequent submissions are transmitted to the Division of Criminal Justice as directed
by the Division (CRS § 16-4-102).
502.6 TRANSITION FROM RECEPTION TO GENERAL POPULATION
The Supervisor is responsible to ensure only arrestees who qualify are placed into general
population cells or housing. Those who will not be placed into general population include:
(a) Arrestees who are eligible for release following citation.
(b) Arrestees who are intoxicated or under the influence of any chemical substance.
(c) Arrestees who are arranging bail. They shall be permitted a reasonable period of time,
at the discretion of the Supervisor, to make telephone calls before being placed in
502.6.1 MONITORING FOR SIGNS OF INTOXICATION AND WITHDRAWAL
Staff shall respond promptly to medical symptoms presented by inmates to lessen the risk of a life threatening
medical emergency and to promote the safety and security of all persons in the facility.
Custody staff should remain alert to signs of drug and alcohol overdose and withdrawal, which
include, but are not limited to, sweating, nausea, abdominal cramps, anxiety, agitation, tremors,
hallucinations, rapid breathing and generalized aches and pains. Any staff member who suspects
The fiber optic line has been fixed and all inmate phones and visitation phones are back up and running.
February 20, 2019
Due to the fiber optic line being cut our inmate phones and visitation phones are not working at this moment. We do not have an estimate of when they will be working again. We will update as soon as they are working again.
The Washington County Justice Center opened in January of 2001. The Justice Center is a for profit organization that has 250 beds which houses all levels of inmates. Males and females are housed as well, from minimum security population to maximum- segregation populations.
Currently, these agencies utilize this facility:
- Archuleta County
- Boulder County
- Cheyenne County
- City of Loveland
- Colorado Department of Corrections- Back Log Inmates
- Colorado Parole
- U.S Marshals Service-Wyoming
- ICE Service
- Larimer County
- Pueblo County
- Yuma County
This facility is a contract service facility that is willing to work with any agency needing to create bed space with cost savings. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have. Our contact information is located in the tab to the left labeled “Contact Us”.
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