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The following are frequently asked questions regarding the Eagle County Detention Facility.  Please contact us with any questions via email or by calling 970-328-8564.

 

1. Can I visit an inmate in person?

2. What items can I bring the inmate when I visit?

3. Can I write or phone an inmate?

4. Can I send money to an inmate?

5. How do I bond an inmate?

6. Can inmates participate in work release?

 

1. Can I visit an inmate in person?

Visitation must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and scheduling is the responsibility of the inmate. Approval of visiting parties is required in advance. Visits are allowed Wednesday - Sunday between 12 - 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. All adult visitors, 18 years of age or older, must provide proof of identification which must include a photograph, issued by a government agency. Children under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian. Inmate workers may only receive visits during regular visiting times, during the inmate worker's non-working hours.  

Attorneys, probation/parole officers, and law enforcement officials are considered professional visitors. These visitors are allowed visits with inmates during any reasonable business hour after presenting proper credentials and identification. (Return to top) 

2. What items can I bring the inmate when I visit?
No gifts, pictures, or other items may be exchanged during visitation. Abuse of visiting privileges, display of misconduct or a threat to safety and security will cause a visit to be terminated and you may lose your visitation privilege through disciplinary action. (Return to top) 

3. Can I write or phone an inmate?
Mail may be sent to an inmate at the Eagle County Jail addressed as follows:

Inmate's Full Name
PO Box 359
Eagle, CO 81631

All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband and incoming funds. Outgoing or incoming mail may be rejected and returned to sender if there is reason to believe that it may contain inappropriate materials. A complete list of inappropriate materials and procedures can be found in the Inmate Mail Requirements document. Incoming legal mail should be clearly marked "Legal Mail" on the envelope and the address of the sender must be typed or printed to indicate the source or origin. Incoming legal mail will be inspected in the presence of the inmate to whom it is addressed.

Inmates cannot receive incoming telephone calls. Inmates are provided access to telephones to phone citizens and legal counsel. Calls are subject to monitoring or recording, except for privileged communication between attorney and client. Inmates may make collect calls provided recipient is willing to pay the charges. Inmates may also purchase prepaid calling cards. To set up an account so an inmate can call you collect, contact Telewest at 970-479-6339, or your telephone provider.

Anyone may call the Detention Facility at 970-328-8564 and leave a message for an inmate. Messages are passed to inmates at approximately 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If there is an emergency, please alert staff and message can be passed based on the nature of the emergency. (Return to top)

4. Can I send money to an inmate?
There are three ways to get money to an inmate in the Eagle County jail. For each of these options you should be prepared to provide the inmate's full name or date of birth.

Online at www.ezmoneyload.com. This is the jail's approved online vendor. Select the Eagle County facility, select the inmate, and then use your credit or debit card to pay or call 1-888-497-2387.

Lobby Kiosk: Cash. You may come to the jail at 885 Chambers Ave, in Eagle, and use cash at the kiosk in the lobby to put money on an inmate's books.

Lobby Kiosk: Credit/Debit Card. You may come to the jail at 885 Chambers Ave, in Eagle, and use a credit or debit card at the kiosk in the lobby to put money on an inmate's books.

For bail payments go to www.ezonlinebail.com or call 1-888-497-2387 (Return to top)

5. How do I bond an inmate?
Please call the jail information line at 970-328-8564 to find out the type of bond required for the inmate in question. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. The purpose of the bond is to assure an inmate’s appearance in court. The amount of the bond is what it will take to release the inmate from jail. To make bond payments online go to www.ezonlinebail.com or call 1-888-497-2387. There are a number of different types of bonds:

Cash Bond A cash bond requires the full amount of bond in cash, which will be returned by the court, when court appearances are completed.

Surety Bond Bond may be posted through the service of a state licensed bondsman of your choice. The bondsman may require a co-signer and/or collateral to secure the bond. A list of bondsman’s can be found in the phone book or upon request at the Eagle County Detention Facility.

Personal Recognizance Bond The judge may grant a personal recognizance (PR) bond. A PR bond is a signature bond that involves no money or property as long as you appear at all future court dates. You will be released on your own signature. Your signature acts as your promise to appear in court.

PR Bond with Co-signer The judge may also grant a PR bond with a co-signer. You must find someone willing to sign your bond that meets the co-signer requirements. You and the co-signer are responsible for the amount of money for the bond.

Property Bond The equity in real property may be used to post a property bond. Property bonds must be posted at the court clerk's office during regular business hours. For more information please call 303-271-6237 or 303-271-6145. (Return to top) 

6. Can inmates participate in work release?
There are 3 programs inmates may apply for and if approved, can participate in while they are in custody.

  1. Trustee Program allows some inmates to work inside the jail and around the county government campus under supervision of our Deputies. They receive “good time” or time off their sentence(s).
  2. Work Program allows some inmates to work as sentenced inmates outside of the facility while being supervised, they too receive “good time” or time off their sentence(s).
  3. Work Release is a program developed jointly with the courts to be an alternative to incarceration. The program allows inmates that have meet specific criteria (eligibility from the court and approval from the Eagle County Detentions Management) to serve time while maintaining employment. Eligibility for the program is dependent on recommendation from the inmate’s sentencing court, a review of his or her criminal history, and thorough medical and psychological examinations. Those placed in the program must pay a per diem rate while they are in the program.

To obtain more information about the work programs, contact Coordinator Ken Brown at 970-328-8574.
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