El Paso County CO Metro Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: March 12, 2022
210 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
El Paso

El Paso Co Metro Detention is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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Satellite View of El Paso County CO Metro Detention Facility

You can support your loved ones at El Paso Co Metro Detention on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 719-520-7100.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at El Paso County CO Metro Detention Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The El Paso Co Metro Detention is a detention center located at 210 S Tejon St Colorado Springs, CO which is operated locally by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. El Paso County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Colorado Springs Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Colorado here.

CJC houses all individuals arrested on misdemeanor and felony charges by all law enforcement agencies in El Paso County. The inmates housed at CJC are pre-trial and/or sentenced to the El Paso County Jail or Department of Corrections. The overall average length of stay for inmates incarcerated in CJC is 27 days. Over 50% of the population in CJC is sentenced on or facing felony charges. CJC is also a contract holding facility for several state and federal agencies, to include Colorado State Parole, Military Installations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

The Detention Bureau is comprised of three components: Security, Operations and Compliance. The Security Division is responsible for housing and supervision of the 1500 plus inmates in CJC on a daily basis, as well as detention projects. The Operations Division encompasses the Intake and Inmate Services and Court Services Sections. The Intake and Inmate Services Section is responsible for the intake and release of inmates from the facilities, classification screening and placement, inmate court file maintenance, bookkeeping and warrant processing. The Court Services Section is responsible for the safe transport and security of all inmates at CJC to and from court. The Detention Compliance Section encompasses the Standards and Compliance and Facility and Offender Management Sections. The Accreditation Unit is responsible for maintaining accreditation through the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC), as well as maintaining policies and procedures that direct operations within the Detention Bureau. The Facility and Offender Management Section is responsible for alternative sentencing programs such as Work Release and the Reintegration and Recovery Program.

A portion of the Inmate Programs Section is responsible for providing educational, religious, and therapy-oriented programs to the inmate population. Attendance in programs is voluntary and available to most inmates upon written request at no charge. The Criminal Justice Center (CJC) provides a multitude of programs to incarcerated inmates in an ongoing effort to give them the opportunity to earn an education and resolve personal growth issues. Below are just a few of the programs that are offered to our General Population inmates.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • A.A. Step Study
  • Drug, Alcoholic and Addictive Behavior
  • Anger Management
  • G.E.D. Preparation and Hi Set Testing
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Time for a Change
  • Music Therapy
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Seeking Safety
  • Shakespeare
  • Special Needs Programs
  • VA Assistance Program
  • Rescue Mission
  • Yoga
  • Religious Programs: Protestant Church, Catholic Church, Mormon Church, Pentecostal Church, Jehovah's Witness Study, Discipleship Evangelism, Bible Study, Victory Walk, LDS Family Values Class and Catholic Inquiry Class. Some religious studies are offered in English, Spanish or Sign Language.

It is through the dedication and commitment of over 100 volunteers that inmates incarcerated in the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center are afforded the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of programs. These volunteers give generously of their time and expertise to meet the needs and expectations of the inmate population. Without their perpetual support, we would be unable to provide these valuable services to our inmate population. The Sheriff's Office is also very fortunate to have available to the inmates and staff a very dedicated Chaplain’s Corps. These men and women offer spiritual and emotional support to the inmate population. The mixture of many different religions and beliefs enhances the effectiveness and success of the Chaplain’s Corps.

The Programs Section supervises inmate mail, religious diets, law library attendance, program attendance, library services and court ordered compliance. There are two law libraries available at CJC for those inmates who are pro se or contemplating filing civil action. A variety of library books are available to the inmates for their reading pleasure. Books are donated to the facility by several religious organizations and through public donations.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Colorado. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at El Paso County CO Metro Detention Facility.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

El Paso County CO Metro Detention Facility - Visitation

Daily from 8:00 A.M. to 1:45 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
The Video Visitation Center is open every day of the year to include weekends and holidays. (Closures for maintenance may occur occasionally)

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office welcomes you to the video visitation process. The following information will guide you on how to schedule visits and will also provide valuable information on the visitation rules. Our goal is to provide quality service to you, the public, and enable you to schedule a visitation time that is more convenient to your schedule, family and social lifestyles.

We remind you that visitation is designed to be a family-friendly environment. In order for all of our guests to have a pleasant and enjoyable visit, the following rules have been established.

Individual visits may be terminated immediately if a visitor or inmate violates any visitation rule, or their behavior is disruptive to visitation operations.

Should you have any unanswered questions, please call the general information number at (719) 390-2000, 24 hours a day for assistance.

When you enter the El Paso County Jail campus, the Video Visitation Center is the first building on the left. All visitors are required to park in the designated visitor parking lot. The main entrance of the facility is directly adjacent to the parking lot.

When you enter the El Paso County Jail campus, the Video Visitation Center is the first building on the left. All visitors are required to park in the designated visitor parking lot. The main entrance of the facility is directly adjacent to the parking lot.

The week will run from Sunday through Saturday for the purposes of counting visits.

The following wards are permitted two visits per day and a maximum of eight visits per week:

  • E2, E3, E4, F2, F3, F4, G1, G2, G3, G4, H1, H2 and Medical. These wards do not have time slot restrictions.

Visits for the below wards are governed as followings:

  • A1 - limited to 2 visits per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • A2 - limited to 1 visit per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • A3 - limited to 4 visits per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • B1 - limited to 1 visit per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • B2 - limited to 4 visits per week.
  • B3 - limited to 4 visits per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • B4 - limited to 1 visit per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • C1 - limited to 2 visits per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • C2 - limited to 4 visits per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • D1 - limited to 4 visits per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • D2 - limited to 4 visits per week during the inmate’s unlock time.
  • E1 - limited to 6 visits per week between 8:00-1:45 and 4:00-6:45.
  • F1 - limited to 4 visits per week.

NOTE: Visits in Wards A2, B1, B2, B3, and B4 must be scheduled with a security technician. These visits may not be scheduled by kiosk or online.

On-Site Visitation Rules

  1. Proper government-issued identification is required to visit. Proper identification must include your full name, photo and date of birth. If we cannot confirm your identity, we will not allow you to visit.
  2. Visitors must be 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult. Spouses under the age of 18 will be permitted with a valid form of ID after producing a Marriage License.
  3. Visits will be limited to three visitors which include all combination(s) of children and adults. Additional visitors will need to schedule their own visits which will count against the inmate’s visitation quota. Switching visitors during the visits is not permitted. Additional visitors will be asked to leave the facility. No loitering in or near the Video Visitation Center.
  4. The person under whose name the visit is scheduled must be present in order for the visit to proceed. All visitors must be present at check-in.
  5. Visitors and inmates shall remain at their designated visitation booth and may not go to any other visitation booth for any reason. If a visitor leaves the facility before the visit has concluded, they may not re-enter the facility.
  6. Late arrivals are only entitled to the balance of the scheduled time. The time on the visit will not be adjusted. Please plan accordingly (traffic, weather, etc.).
  7. No food or drinks. No Smoking/Vaping. Only necessary items may be brought into the building. Extra items should be secured in your vehicle or left at home.
  8. Visitors exhibiting loud disruptive behavior or abusive language will be required to leave the facility.
  9. Adult visitors are expected to supervise children they bring and keep them within reach at all times. Due to safety concerns, most toys are not allowed in the facility.
  10. Cell phones may be kept on person but may not be used to make or receive calls inside the Video Visitation Center. You may use your phone to show appropriate pictures to the inmate you are visiting, check the time, look at the calendar, text or other appropriate uses. Cell phones may not be used to take photos, video or audio recordings of inmates during the visit. (If your phone becomes a distraction to staff or others, you will be required to leave.) Facilitating a visit for a third party by the use of phone, tablet, or any other device is not permitted and the visit may be terminated.
  11. No animals are permitted in the Video Visitation Center except for “Trained” Service Animals. (Emotional Support Animals are not allowed in the facility.)

Please be aware: any violation of the rules will result in a warning and/or being asked to leave the facility. Depending on the violation you may be subject to a ban from future visits in the facility.

Dress Code - Visitors in the facility must be properly dressed to ensure the orderly operation of the Video Visitation Center and the Detention Facility. The Video Visitation Center dress code applies to both male and female visitors as follows:

  • Visitors must be clothed in a manner which covers all intimate areas and torso. Clothing may not be sheer or see-through and must fit in a manner to prevent unintended exposure of intimate body parts. Regardless of the clothing worn, visits will be immediately terminated if the visitor is observed to be exposing themselves to the inmate. Visitors will not cover their face in any manner which would inhibit an El Paso County employee’s ability to verify the identity of the visitor. This applies to both on-site and on-line visits.
  • Visitors observed or reported to be lifting or arranging their clothing in order to expose themselves to anyone will be ordered to leave the Video Visitation Center immediately and may be subject to a ban from future visitation.

Changing or Cancelling a Visit - You may make changes to your visit within the same scheduling day. Once the scheduling day is passed, the visit can no longer be adjusted. Once the visit is scheduled, it counts towards the number of visits the inmate is allowed per week. NOTE: If the visit is canceled prior to the visit time, the visit will not count towards the number of visits the inmate is allowed per week. When a visit is changed or cancelled, messages are not passed to inmates.

Trusty Schedules - Trusty schedules, once approved, are typically implemented immediately. Any visits scheduled prior to an inmate’s trusty schedule are honored. It is the inmate’s responsibility to inform visitors of trusty schedules to avoid visiting complications. The Video Visitation staff does not have access to inmate trusty schedules.

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