Fremont County CO Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 14, 2024
100 Justice Center Rd, Cañon City, CO 81212

Fremont Co Jail 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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You can support your loved ones at Fremont Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 719-276-5555.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Fremont County CO Detention Center. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Fremont Co Jail, located at 100 Justice Center Rd in Cañon City, CO, is a secure detention center operated by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Cañon City Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Appeals to classification must be submitted in writing within ten days, explaining any perceived inaccuracies. A written response will follow. Classifications are reviewed periodically, considering changes in charges or behavior. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Notices are issued for reclassification, and appeals follow the same procedure as initial classifications. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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 Fremont County CO Detention Center.

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, 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

Fremont County Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation Hours:

  • Saturday:
    • 8:00am – 10:30am: All Female Inmates
    • 12:00pm – 2:30pm: Pods A, B, C, F, G
  • Sundays:
    • 8:00am – 10:30am:H and J Pods
    • 12:00pm – 2:30pm: Barracks, T Pod, and Holding

Regulations - All Visitors must read, agree to, and sign the Visitor Registration Form. By signing this document, you are acknowledging that you agree to the following regulations:

  1. Photo identification MUST be submitted with this form.
    • Picture ID with Date of Birth.
    • Out of state ID with Date of Birth.
    • NO Photocopies, School ID’s, or Birth Certificates in lieu of ID’s will be honored.
  2. VISITORS MUST be dressed appropriately. Clothing MUST be NON-REVEALING.
    • NO thin-strapped TOPS, to include: Halter-Tops, Low Cut Tops, or See-Through Tops.
    • NO short shorts, or short skirts
  3. Visitation Guidelines:
    • Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN when visiting.
    • All Children MUST be within arm’s reach, NO Permission forms will be allowed or accepted.
    • Parents or Legal Guardians MUST be in the visitation room when children are present.
    • Only TWO visitors per Inmate will be allowed in the visitation station at the same time. - EVERY Visitor that is visiting MUST fill out a registration form and provide Identification.
    • A visitor may visit more than one Inmate in a day but must be conducted at different times and a registration form presented for each visit.
    • A visit will last between 15 and 30 minutes unless facility circumstances dictate otherwise.
  4. NO Cell phones or other electronic devices are permitted in the visitation rooms.
  5. NO Purses, Handbags, Backpacks, or the like are permitted in the visitation rooms.
  6. NO Books, notepads, or writing materials (including pens, pencils, etc.) in the visitation rooms.
    • These items must be secured in a locker by the Deputy in the lobby or may be kept in your car.
  7. There will be NO contact visits allowed.
  8. You will NOT move to another visitation station without permission from a Deputy.
  9. Visits may be denied or cancelled for the following reasons:
    • If any visitor appears to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
    • Failure to abide by any of the visitation regulations.
    • The visitor is actively on Parole.
    • Repeat violations may lead to visit penalties to Inmates and/or Visitors
    • Inmates are allowed only ONE visit per weekend on their pods scheduled day.

*Visiting 15 to 20 minutes long

(Photo identification must be submitted with this form. If you have no form of identification, you will not be allowed to visit in this facility).

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