La Plata County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: April 11, 2023
742 Turner Dr, Durango, CO 81303
La Plata

La Plata 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 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 La Plata County Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at La Plata Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 970-247-1161.

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 La Plata County Detention Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The La Plata Co Jail is a detention center located at 742 Turner Dr Durango, CO which is operated locally by the La Plata 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. La Plata County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Durango 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.

To provide for the peace and security of the community by maintaining custody of inmates legally committed until release by due process of law.

Welcome to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility Web Page. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office operates the largest detention facility in Southwest Colorado. Operating the newly added 118 bed/ 7 cell block addition in March of 2009, brings the total capacity of the facility to 293. The La Plata County Detention Facility is managed by utilizing the principles of the “Direct Supervision Concept” to ensure the inmates’ critical needs are acquired through compliant behavior.

The Detentions Division houses both males and females who have been arrested on misdemeanor and felony charges by all law enforcement agencies in La Plata County, including the Federal Marshals (USM) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The inmates housed at the facility include pre-trial and/or sentenced inmates to the La Plata County Jail or the Department of Corrections.

The Detentions Division provides the inmates with counseling, drug and alcohol therapy, educational opportunities and inmate worker programs, including Work Release and a Day Reporting Program.

The Detentions Facility is an important and necessary component of the criminal justice system and La Plata County. We strive to maintain a professional environment while maintaining the highest level of security.

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 La Plata County 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

La Plata County Detention Center - Visitation

  • You may visit your family member on-site or remotely with our new video visitation system with Securus.

    We now offer Remote Visitation. Visit your loved one from the comfort of your home. You can now sign up to become an approved user of the Securus Video Visitation System.

  • All Remote Visits will be scheduled in advance by the visitor via the Securus Video Visitation Website at 24 hours in advance.
  • All On-Site Visits will be scheduled via the Securus Friends and Family website 48 hours in advance. Please logon and enroll and you will able to schedule a visit following the approval process.
  • On-Site visits are limited to 1 visit in 24 hours and only 2 visits per inmate per calendar week.
  • On-Site and Remote visits are limited to 30 minutes each. The visit will automatically start at the scheduled time. You must sign in within 5 minutes of scheduled start time or the system will automatically cancel the visit!
  • On-Site visitors are limited to two visitors at a time. The only exception to this will be a child under the age of 2 years who can be held on the visitor’s lap.
  • All visitors must be 18 years of age to visit unless accompanied by an adult. Children will not be unattended at any time.
  • On-Site visitors must present a valid photo state or government ID and check in 10 minutes prior to the start time of the scheduled visit.
  • During all visits, the visitor is required to remain at the visitation booth. If the visitor leaves the visitation booth the visit will be terminated.
  • On-Site visitors will not be allowed to have bags, purses, cell phones, other electronic devices, or other personal items in the visitation area. The only exception is keys and identification.
  • Loud talking, excessive emotionalism, or any type of disruptive behavior will not be permitted. Your visit will be terminated.
  • Visitors must wear proper attire: No string top, tube tops, short midriff shirts or short shorts. Your visit will be denied if you are wearing any of the above mentioned items.
  • No NUDITY, or provocative or inappropriate behavior will be permitted during any visit.
    Violators will be barred from visitation.
  • Do not damage or deface the visitation equipment. If you damage or deface the equipment or any county property you will be prosecuted.
  • If you experience a problem with the audio or video reception during your visit, you are required to notify the detention staff immediately.
  • All visits are recorded and subject to electronic monitoring.

    The La Plata County Detention’s Facility reserves the right to deny, cancel or terminate a video visit prior to or during a video session based upon court orders, emergency situations, visitor or resident inmate misconduct. La Plata County Detention Facility also reserves the right to restrict a visitor from participating in all future use of the system. Dates and times of visitation are subject to change as deemed necessary by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.