Jefferson County CO Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: March 21, 2024
200 Jefferson Co Pkwy, Golden, CO 80401-2697

Jefferson 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.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is TouchPay. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Jefferson County CO Detention Facility

You can support your loved ones at Jefferson Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 303-271-5444.

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 Jefferson County CO Detention Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Jefferson Co Jail is a detention center located at 200 Jefferson Co Pkwy Golden, CO which is operated locally by the Jefferson 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. Jefferson County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Golden 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.

The Jefferson County Detention Services Division's facility is built to accommodate approximately 1,300 inmates across various security levels and special housing areas. Spanning 388,000 square feet, the facility includes separate housing modules for male and female detainees. Established in 1986 in Golden, the facility underwent expansion in 1999 to its current size, prioritizing cost efficiency, security enhancement, and minimizing prisoner movement between buildings.

Features of the expanded facility include recreation yards, an online law library, and program rooms supporting personal development activities. Inmates in minimum-security areas are housed in dormitory-style units, although they remain within the module and participate in diverse activities aimed at equipping them with skills for successful reintegration into society.

Each two-story quadrant within the minimum-security areas encompasses sleeping quarters, exercise areas, and multipurpose rooms for meetings and recreation. The structural design enables staff to supervise inmates effectively, employing a direct-supervision approach across many parts of the jail.

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 Jefferson County CO 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, 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

Jefferson County CO Jail & Detention Facility - Visitation

On-Site Visitation - By scheduling an on-site visitation you must travel to our facility and conduct the visit from a video visitation terminal. All on-site visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Visits can be scheduled by:

  • Using a video terminal in the Detention Services Division's visitation area (200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, Colorado)
  • Visit the Securus Tech website then click on 'Schedule an On-Site Visitation' at the bottom of the page

Each inmate is allowed one, two, or three 20-minute on-site visits per week, depending on the inmate's housing unit. The visiting week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. Friends and family can schedule unlimited visits with an inmate remotely or by video visitation. See the remote visitation information below.


On-site visits are allowed daily between:

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Remote Visitation (Video Visitation) - By scheduling remote visitation, you can participate by using a computer, webcam, and high-speed internet access. Charges apply.

Remote visitation hours are daily between 8:10 to 10:30 a.m., 1 to 4:30 p.m., and from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The visiting week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. To visit remotely you will need to do the following:

  • Create a visitation account at the Securus Tech website
  • Request access to visit
  • Once you are approved to be a remote visitor, you can then schedule remote visits
  • You will be required to pay for your visitation session at the time you schedule the session

Regulations - For more information on regulations please download the Inmate Handbook (PDF).

  • Inmates are allowed no more than three (3) visitors at a time in the on-site visiting area.
  • All adult visitors, 18 years of age or older, must provide proof of identification, bearing his or her photograph, issued by a government agency. Children may visit only if an adult accompanies them.
  • No previous inmate of the Jefferson County Detention Facility will be permitted to visit within 60 days of release.
  • Visitors must be appropriately dressed. Shirts and shoes are required. No clothing is allowed that may represent any specific club or organization known to be involved in criminal activity. No form-fitting, suggestive or revealing clothing will be permitted. Clothing must cover the shoulders and be no shorter than mid-thigh on the leg. Persons inappropriately dressed will not be allowed to visit.
  • No gifts or items may be exchanged during visitation.
  • If an inmate or visitor abuse visiting privileges, display any misconduct or become a threat to safety and security, the visit will be immediately terminated and the inmate may lose visitation privilege through disciplinary action.
  • No phones or cameras are permitted inside the facility; visitors may secure these and other personal items in lockers in the lobby.
  • Visitors are required to show proof of identification. Valid forms of identification include state driver's license or identification card, valid military identification, Student identification, Government identification card, Colorado Bar association card or court services identification.

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