Mesa County CO Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: June 14, 2023
215 Rice St, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5017

Mesa 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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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 Mesa County CO Detention Facility

You can support your loved ones at Mesa Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 970-244-3500.

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

The Mesa Co Jail is a detention center located at 215 Rice St Grand Junction, CO which is operated locally by the Mesa 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. Mesa County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Grand Junction 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.

Mesa County Detention Facility currently has 611 beds, plus the booking area. Male and female inmates are housed separately as are a different class of inmates. Managing an increasing population in the Detention Facility while maintaining a safe environment for inmates and staff is one of the biggest challenges currently facing the Detention Facility. Plans are also in the works to expand the existing jail. The design and cost of such an expansion are currently being explored.

The Detention Facility has expanded several times. In 1996, two 8,000 square foot “pods” were added on to the facility for a cost of $3.4 million. Each pod originally housed 56 new beds. Additional beds were also added in the corner cells of each existing housing units bringing the total amount of beds in the facility to 336.

In 2007 and 2008, 54 beds were added to the two newest housing units. In 2009, the inmate intake areas known as the Booking area was remodeled expanding capacity. When first arrested, inmates are housed here until they are assigned more permanent housing based on their classification. Often times, inmates bond out before they are moved into other areas of the facility. Inmates who need extra supervision are also housed here.

Work Opportunities - Inmates may have the opportunity to work in the kitchen, laundry, floor crew, and road crews. Road crews are only made up of sentenced inmates and members can earn a flagger certification for future work. Workers earn "good time" or time reduced from a sentence for work completed during their sentence. Inmates also learn valuable job skills through on-the-job training that can be utilized upon release from the facility.

Inmate Medical, Mental Health and Dental Services - contracted through Wellpath. The healthcare staff at the Mesa County Detention Facility provide emergency, preventive, and chronic care for all inmates regardless of legal custody status.

Medical staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Medical staff include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioner, physician, dentist, licensed professional counselor, mental health clinicians, and medical assistants. Mental health staff are on duty 7 days a week.

Preventive and chronic care services, including dental care, diabetes care, and others are provided in-house by experienced medical staff. Radiology and laboratory services are available. Specialty services are provided off-site by community medical specialists when necessary. Specialty care is coordinated between the on-site medical director and the off-site specialists.

During the booking process inmates are screened to determine what medical and mental health problems need to be addressed immediately. On admission nurses conduct medical health assessments to evaluate inmates' general health, as well as any history of medical problems.

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 Mesa 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

Mesa County CO Detention Facility - Visitation

Family members and friends may schedule inmate video visits on the Detention Lobby kiosk, online through ICSolutions, or by calling (888) 646-9437.

The Detention Lobby kiosk is located at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction, Colorado. Detention Lobby hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, (excluding holidays).

All visits for friends and family members are 20-minute video visits and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

Inmates must be in the facility for 72 hours before they are eligible to have a future video visit scheduled with them. Additionally, inmates who are on sanctions are not eligible for video visits.

On-site visitation

  • On-site video visits take place at the Sheriff’s Office Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Inmates are permitted a maximum of one on-site video visit on Tuesday and one on Thursday.
  • When you arrive for a video visit, all adult visitors must present a valid government-issued photo ID.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.
  • Visitors who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied into the video visitation room by the adult who scheduled the video visit. Also, the minor must be scheduled to attend the visit as the second visitor.

Note: On-site video visitation will not occur on County observed holidays.

Off-site visitation

Remote video is available as well, for a fee. It is a 20-minute video visit, and may take place seven days per week, based upon availability. Off-site video visitation is not available for all inmates.

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.