Montezuma County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: January 17, 2021
730 East Driscoll St, Cortez, CO 81321

Montezuma County 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 Montezuma County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Montezuma County Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 970-565-8452.

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 Montezuma County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Montezuma County Jail is a detention center located at 730 East Driscoll St Cortez, CO which is operated locally by the Montezuma 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. Montezuma County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Cortez 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 Detention Division is responsible for all inmates that have been detained at the Montezuma County Jail. The Detentions Bureau is overseen by the Detentions Lieutenant who has four sergeants and twenty six deputies including non sworn staff that performs the daily duties. The facility was built in 2001 and was designed to hold 104 inmates. The number of inmates varies on a daily basis, but the occupancy normally runs around 90% of capacity. On occasion the facility has had an occupancy rate as high as 143%. Detentions deputies have a variety of roles in the jail that include, booking and bonding, control room, medical technician, court security, inmate transports (intra and interstate) and alternative sentencing programs. The inmate population is comprised of pre-trial inmates, inmates sentenced by the county, parole violators and inmates awaiting transport to the Department of Corrections. The detention center maintains a worker-inmate program with the worker-inmates providing labor for maintenance of the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center. Worker-inmates also are used to remove litter and trash from the roadsides within Montezuma County, as members of the worker-inmate road crew. Inmate programs provided within the facility include; religious services, personal ministry visitation, alcoholics anonymous and detention center chaplain’s that provide spiritual counseling. The Detention Center is responsible for all court security and inmate transports. The alternative sentencing program oversees inmates granted work release, home detention, day reporting, weekend inmate status and useful public service (UPS).

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 Montezuma County Jail.

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

Visiting hours for the on site are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday except holidays.

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.