Jail

Weld County North Jail Complex

Our Mission

The Jail will accept and lawfully hold prisoners in a safe, humane, wholesome environment that returns people to the community better, or no worse, than they arrived.

Weld County Jail

Main Entrance The Weld County Sheriff's Office is concerned about the families and friends of those in our custody. The information below is designed to provide the public with a better understanding about how the jail the works and what day-to-day life is like for those in our custody.

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Bail and Bond

How it works

In most cases, people who are arrested can get out of jail by paying a bail bond that is set by the courts. Sometimes inmates will first have to appear before a judge before their bond amount is set.

Bail is the amount of money a judge believes will be enough to motivate someone come to appear for their future court dates. Bond is how the bail money is guaranteed to the court.

Legal rights related to posting money bond pursuant to section 16-4-102, Colorado Revised Statutes.

1. Bond fees, booking fees, and other fees or debts never need to be paid to secure a person's release on money bond. A payor need only pay the bond amount in order to secure release.

2. While never a basis to hold a defendant in jail, the following fees are chargeable as a debt to the defendant after release if the payor chooses not to pay the fees at the time of bonding: a $10 bond fee and a maximum 3.5% credit card payment fee. No other bond-related fees may be charged at any time, including any kiosk fees or fees for payment by cash, check, or money order.

3. Bond payments are to be made out to the holding county and are never to be made out in the name of the incarcerated person.

4. A sheriff must release a defendant within six hours after a personal recognizance bond is set and the defendant has returned to jail or within six hours after a cash bond has been set and the defendant has returned to jail and the defendant or surety notified the jail that bond is prepared to be posted, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. In the event of a delay of more than six hours, a surety and the defendant have a right to know what, if any, extraordinary circumstance is causing the delay. Supervisory conditions of release do not justify a delay in release; except that a sheriff may hold a defendant for up to 24 hours if necessary to ensure a defendant is fitted with required electronic monitoring.

5. Anyone who posts a money bond has the right to receive a copy of the bond paperwork, including documentation of the next upcoming court date.

6. A surety may never be asked to use posted bond money to pay a defendant's debts. Only when defendants have posted their own money bond may they be asked if they would like to voluntarily relinquish bond money to pay their debts. Relinquishment of bond money by a defendant to pay a debt is never required and is entirely a voluntary choice by the defendant.

To file a complaint of a violation of the above subsections

  1. Complete a complaint form (available at any WCSO location or from a member in the field) and drop it off or mail it to the Professional Standards Lieutenant, or
  2. Complete and submit a complaint form online.

Click here to download a copy of the Inmate Reception Policy(PDF, 23KB) 

 

Derechos legales relacionados con la publicación de bonos monetarios de conformidad con la sección 16-4-102, colorado revisó los estatutos

1. Tarifas de bonos, tarifas de reserva y otras tarifas o las deudas nunca necesitan ser pagadas para asegurar la de una persona liberación en fianza de dinero. Un pagador sólo tiene que pagar el monto de la fianza para asegurar la liberación.

2. Aunque nunca es una base para mantener a un acusado en la cárcel, las siguientes tarifas son cobrables como una deuda a la acusado después de la liberación si el pagador    decide no hacerlo pagar los honorarios en el momento de la fianza: una tarifa de fianza  de $ 10 y una tarifa máxima de pago con tarjeta de crédito del 3.5%. Sin otro los honorarios relacionados con los bonos pueden cobrarse en cualquier momento, incluyendo cualquier tarifa de quiosco o tarifas para el pago en efectivo, cheque, o giro postal.

3. Los pagos de las obligaciones se efectuarán a la condado de tenencia y nunca deben ser   hechos hacia fuera en el nombre de la persona encarcelada.

4. Un sheriff debe liberar a un acusado dentro de los seis horas después de que se establezca    una fianza de reconocimiento personal y el acusado ha regresado a la cárcel o dentro de seis horas después de que se haya fijado una fianza en efectivo y el acusado ha vuelto a la cárcel y el acusado o la garantía notificó a la cárcel que la fianza está    preparada para ser publicado, a menos que sea extraordinario

En caso de retraso superior a seis horas, a la garantía y el demandado tienen derecho a saber qué, en su caso, circunstancias extraordinarias están causando la demorar. Las condiciones de supervisión de la liberación no

Justificar un retraso en la liberación; excepto que un sheriff puede retener a un acusado por hasta 24 horas si es necesario para asegúrese de que un demandado esté equipado con el electrónico requerido Monitorización.

5. Cualquier persona que publique un bono monetario tiene derecho a recibir una copia de la documentación de la fianza, incluyendo documentación de la próxima fecha de corte.

6. Nunca se le puede pedir a un caución que use publicado dinero de la fianza para pagar las deudas de un acusado. Sólo cuando los acusados han publicado su propia fianza de dinero puede se les preguntará si les gustaría hacerlo voluntariamente renunciar al dinero de los bonos para pagar sus deudas. Renuncia al dinero de la fianza por un acusado para pagar una deuda nunca es necesaria y es totalmente voluntaria elección del demandado.

Para presentar una queja de una violación de las subsecciones anteriores

  1. Complete un formulario de queja (disponible en cualquier ubicación de WCSO o de un miembro en el campo) y déchelo o envíelo por correo al Teniente de Estándares Profesionales, o
  2. Complete y envíe un formulario de queja en línea.

Payment Methods

There are different types of bonds with the two most common being cash and surety bonds. You must have cash, or cashier's check to post a cash bond. Cashier’s checks and money orders must be payable to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Tell us if you want your name on a cash bond you post so the money will be returned to you when the court releases the bond. If the person does not go to court when they are supposed to, the court has the authority to seize the cash.

Cash bonds can also be paid online with a credit card. You will need the inmate's name, date of birth, case number and the FULL BOND AMOUNT. Use this link to pay by credit card.

Surety bonds are posted by a third party known as a bondsperson. Google "bail bonds Weld County" to find a local bail bondsperson or search in the Yellow Pages under "bail bonds." Bondspersons charge a fee to post an inmate's bond. Those fees are non-refundable.

Local Bail Bonds Phone List

A Affordable Bail Bonds (970) 392-9959

A A Jason's Bail Bonds (970) 356-7950

A-1 Bail Bonds (970) 352-2777

Alda Pauline's Bail Bonds

Ron's Bail Bonds Company (970) 557-4103 or (970) 445-2126 or (970) 400-7977 or (970) 351-6734

All American Bail Bonds (970) 356-6776

All Day All Night Bail Bonds (970) 356-4300 or (970) 356-5353

A Seasons Bail Bonds (970) 352-8660

ASAP Bail Bonds (970) 378-7878 or (970) 353-9999

Bail America (970) 356-2245

Code 4 Bail Bonds (970) 691-0573 or (970) 352-8660

Eron INC (970) 352-9411

Goodfella's Bail Bond LLC (970) 353-9559 or (970) 673-8625

Judicial Bail Bonds II LLC 303) 725-3587 or (970) 691-9193

McCarther Bail Bonds (970) 702-2100

Tami's AA Bail Bonds (970) 282-0591

Weld County Bail Bonds (970) 356-5353 or (970) 356-4300

24 Hour Bail Bonds (970) 352-8888

 

 

 

 

 


Jail Visitation Schedule

NOTICE

Notice

The following change is effective June 27, 2016

Inmates housed in general population will have a daily lock down period from 4 pm through 6:30 pm. The lock down period is to ensure the safety, security and orderly operation of the jail.

This change will affect video visitation. The earliest available time to visit will change to 8:30 a.m. and the last available time in the evenings will be 8:30 p.m.  This is to serve notice to all Inmates and their families. This additional lock down time will not interfere with the movement to and from court, legal visits, and program staffing or medical services.

 

Noticias

Este cambio será efectivo el 27 de Junio el año 2016

Los prisioneros que están asignados en las unidades de población general tendrán un tiempo diario de cierre desde de 12 a 3 de la tarde. La adición de una hora de cierre es para garantizar la seguridad de todos y mantener las operaciones normales de la carcel. Este cambio también afectará a la visita de vídeo. El nuevo tiempo para iniciar una visita personal por las tardes es las 3:15 de la tarde. Esta en notificar para todos los prisioneros y sus familiares. Esta hora adicional de cierre no afectará con el movimiento de los tribunales, las visitas legales, de concejeria y servicios medicos.

Professional Visitation

The Weld County Sheriff's Office and the Weld County Jail are recognized as a professional environment. Professional visitors are expected to wear appropriate attire and be well groomed during the performance of their job while conducting business at the Weld County Jail.

The Detentions Division of the Weld County Sheriff's Office has provided the information below as a guide for professional visitors wishing to conduct business at the Weld County Jail.

Appropriate Attire: Clean, pressed clothing in good repair that is neither bizarre, flamboyant, nor casual, which one would expect to see worn in a professional office setting. Ties are not required.

Examples of appropriate attire:

Men: Suits, slacks, with a dress or sport shirt with appropriate footwear and socks. Ties are optional.

Women: Dresses or skirts to knee length or longer, slacks with dress blouse, knit or polo shirts with collars, oxford shirts with collars, professional looking collarless shirts, sweaters/cardigans, blazers/jackets, and turtlenecks. Shoes with a closed toe and an enclosed heel or heel strap.

Inappropriate attire: Clothing that reveals cleavage, back, chest, stomach or underwear. Clothing that is worn from wear, faded, un-hemmed, frayed, is torn, has holes, is dirty or badly wrinkled. Additionally, shorts, crop or gaucho pants, workout attire, tank tops, sweat suits, all plastic or rubber footwear, canvas flip flops, athletic shoes, skater shoes, blue denim jeans, skirts shorter than knee length, cargo pants, strapless dresses, sweatpants, spandex shorts, leotards, sundresses, halter tops with bare shoulders, and jogging/wind/warm-up suits. T-shirts unless worn under another blouse, shirt, jacket, or dress (included as inappropriate would be t-shirts with slogans, terms, pictures, or cartoons printed on them). Hats are not appropriate in the Weld County Jail.

Professional visitors are encouraged to conceal tattoos with clothing whenever possible.

It is the responsibility of each professional visitor to dress appropriately and professionally at all times when conducting business in the Weld County Jail.

If a professional visitor is found to be in violation of this dress code, the professional visitor may be refused entry and/or asked to leave the Weld County Jail until corrections in attire are made.

Information Needed to Visit

As of May 4, 2020 –

Personal visits are set up through the Securus website www.videovisitanywhere.com.

Each adult visitor must have their own registration. Each registrant must submit:

  1. A clear copy of their valid driver’s license, state ID or other valid government picture ID.
  2. A profile picture of registering visitor.
  • No one else in the photo.
  • No use of Snapchat/Photo filters.
  • No hats, sunglasses, bandanas or inappropriate attire.

Once a registration is approved, the visitor will set their own visits.

For questions or issues registering an account or setting visits, call Securus customer service at 877-578-3658.

Onsite visits – No cost

Inmate is allowed a total of two onsite visits per week.

Visits are capped at 20 minutes.

Only the registered visitor and up to two approved minors are allowed at the visit.                                                             

Remote visits – $8.99 per visit

Inmates are permitted unlimited remote visits.

Visits are capped at 30 minutes.

Any number of people can participate in a remote visit, so long as the registered visitor is always present.

Visitation schedule

Visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and can be scheduled to up to one week in advance.

Except for the noon to 3 p.m. lockdown period, morning, afternoon and evening sessions are available for both onsite and remote visits.

Besides lockdown, remote visits can be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.

Besides lockdown, onsite visits can be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 7:40 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There are no onsite visits on Sundays.

Visitation Rules

Onsite visits

Rules for onsite visits include, but are not limited to:

  1. Valid ID is required at the time of check-in for all onsite visits.  No exceptions. No photocopies allowed. Name and date of birth must match what is on the registration.
  2. Only the registered adult and two minors are allowed to participate in an onsite visit. The adult must be a parent or legal guardian of the minors. Proof of guardianship may be requested at any time.
  3. Children can’t be left unattended at the visitation monitor or in the lobby area at any time.
  4. No unauthorized persons at the monitors.
  5. No pets allowed in the jail.
  6. No inappropriate attire, including:
    1. No spaghetti straps, strapless tops or tanks tops – for both male and female visitors.
    2. No revealing clothing, including lowcut and see-through tops (i.e. no cleavage).
    3. No nudity or flashing will be tolerated.
    4. No gang clothing or colors.
    5. No clothing promoting alcohol or drugs.
    6. No food or drinks at the visitation monitors.
    7. No hats or bandanas.
  7. No cellphones or cameras allowed at the visitation monitors.
  8. On-site visits may be canceled due to inclement weather.
  9. No onsite visits on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas Day.

Remote visits

Rules for remote visits include, but are not limited to:

  1. Scheduled visitor must be on the visit at all times.
  2. Scheduled visitor is responsible for the behavior of all others accompanying them on their visit.
  3. Children are not to be left unattended at any time.
  4. All visitors must be appropriately dressed, including children.
  5. No inappropriate attire, including
    1. No spaghetti straps, strapless tops or tanks tops – for both male and female visitors.
    2. No revealing clothing, including lowcut and see-through tops (i.e. no cleavage).
    3. No nudity or flashing will be tolerated.
    4. No gang clothing or colors.
    5. No clothing promoting alcohol or drugs.
    6. No food or drinks at the visitation monitors.
    7. No hats or bandanas.
  6. No use of cellphones to call others while on the visit.
  7. No video cameras allowed.
  8. No driving during the visit. Driving during your visit is cause for immediate termination.

Any violation of these rules or any form of disruptive behavior could be grounds to terminate a visit early or to ban visitors for six months to one year. 

All visits are monitored and recorded.

 

Minor Visitors

A parent or legal guardian must accompany all visitors under the age of 18. Only one adult visitor and two minor children may visit an inmate during a scheduled appointment.

 

 

 

 


Procedures

What Happens First?

New prisoners are questioned and observed right away to find out if they need immediate medical or mental health care. A telephone call is allowed as soon as possible unless the prisoner is violent.

A nurse and a counselor will talk with a new prisoner within a short time. The nurse finds out if they need to see a doctor, take prescriptions or have other medical problems. The counselor finds out if they are thinking of hurting themselves or need some other help with their mental health.

Counselors "classify" prisoners who don't get out of jail within 24 hours to find out where they should be housed. A prisoner's current charges, past history, behavior and other factors are checked so only prisoners with similar backgrounds are housed together. That helps keep everyone safe and secure. Even then, anyone who feels afraid of someone else needs to tell staff.

Mail

We encourage you to send letters to your loved one or friend at this address:

Inmate's Name
Weld County Jail
2110 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631

All mail is screened before it is delivered to an inmate. Mail without a return address is not opened and returned to the U.S. Post Office. For security reasons, we cannot accept packages, food, snacks, stamped envelopes, stamps, construction paper, newspapers, magazines or items made with glitter, clippings or anything made with glue, cards that have paper inserts or items that pop out. Items not accepted will be returned. Ask the inmate what is allowed.

No more than four pictures or 10 letters are allowed at one time. Postage-paid envelopes and larger envelopes may be purchased through commissary. Indigent inmates will receive one free envelope per week. Indigent inmates are defined as inmates with a balance of less than .53 on their inmate account for 30 or more consecutive days.

Books may be sent to the facility directly from a book vender and are considered a donation to the Weld County Jail’s inmate library. You may send books to the address noted above. Include the name of your loved one or friend whom you would like to receive the first opportunity to read the book.

All books must be soft cover and appropriate in nature. Books that will not be accepted include, but are not limited to, true crime, entertainment books (puzzles, coloring books, etc.), and books containing sexually explicit or violent material. Any books deemed inappropriate by jail staff will be placed in the inmate’s property and given to them upon their release. The inmate will receive notification if an inappropriate book has been added to their property. 

 

 

Inmate Money Account

An account is opened for an inmate at the time they arrive at the jail. Money in this account is used by the inmate to pay for medical visits and buy commissary. Commissary includes things the jail does not issue like playing cards, snacks, portable radios, deodorant, etc. 

To put money in an inmate’s account, you can mail a money order or make a deposit to Access SecureDeposits via a lobby kiosk, the phone, and the Internet. There is a $4 fee to use Access SecureDeposits. Jail employees cannot accept cash or personal checks to deposit into an inmate's account.

  • Money orders must be made out to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office and can be sent to 2110 O St., Greeley, CO 80631. Make sure the inmate's name is written in the “for” or “remarks” section of the money order. Cash or personal checks are not accepted.
  • A Lobby Kiosk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and accepts cash, debit cards and credit cards.
  • Phone deposits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact a bi-lingual Customer Service Representative at 1-866-345-1884 who accepts deposits from debit cards and credit cards.
  • Online deposits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.inmatedeposits.com. Money can be transferred to an inmate's account online using a debit or credit card.

Access SecureDeposits provides the most affordable and reliable way to deposit funds into an inmate's account. Please keep your receipt once a deposit is made. For all questions or problems concerning the kiosk, phone, or internet services contact customer support at 1-866-345-1884. Have your receipt ready when you call.

Messages

Staff cannot give messages to inmates. If you have an emergency message, telephone the jail and ask for an on-duty commander. Even emergency messages have to be verified before being given to an inmate.

Telephones

Only collect call telephones are available to inmates. All personal telephone calls are recorded. A fee is billed to the person called for every call accepted. 

Talk time is limited to 15 minutes per call. Calls cannot be made to international numbers and will disconnect if a computer believes you are trying to forward a call to someone else or have a portable phone. 

If you accept a lot of calls, the cost will quickly add up on your phone bill. We encourage you to write letters and visit in person so you don't spend a lot of money.

You can have your telephone number blocked so it cannot be called from jail by asking an on-duty supervisor. The block will stay until you call the on-duty supervisor to have it removed.

 


Day to Day Activities

Inmate Life

Meeting Area

Housing units, called "pods," are made up of several individual rooms connected to a large room. A correctional officer works inside each housing unit 24 hours a day. Individual rooms can have one bed or more. A housing unit may hold as many as 80 inmates.

Inmates have to stay in their room or cell with the door closed or locked several times a day. This is called a "lock down" period. Even with lock downs, inmates are still outside their individual room or cell about 10 hours every day.

A nurse is always in the building. Clinics with the jail physician and dentist are available several times each week. Co-payments are charged for appointments not required by a nurse. If you have important information about an inmate's medical or mental health, call the jail and ask to speak to the medical unit.

Three nutritionally balanced meals are served every day and recreation time is scheduled several times each week. There are both indoor and outdoor gyms.

An in-house library is available. Inmates are allowed to check out up to two books each week.

All basic hygiene supplies and clothing are issued by the jail. Some inmates have to wash their own underclothing, but uniforms and bedding are washed and regularly exchanged by the jail. Inmates are expected to shower at least twice weekly and may ask for a razor to shave. Haircuts may be available at cost.

Programs are offered for self-improvement. An inmate needs to talk with a counselor to find out what might be available.

A grievance procedure is available to inmates if they have a complaint or a problem. The grievance procedure is described in The Inmate Handbook available in each housing unit.

Jail K9 Unit

Jail K9 Program

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office added in 2016 its first K9 team to the Weld County Jail. K9s assigned to the Detentions Division are typically certified for narcotics detection, but can sometimes serve in patrol operations when needed. Jail K9s aid in our mission to maintain a safe, healthy and wholesome environment by deterring the unlawful entry of illegal narcotics into the facility.


Deputy Dougherty & K9 Dexter

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Currently assigned to the Weld County Jail are Deputy Adam Dougherty and his K9 partner, Dexter. Dexter is a 2 1/2-year-old Yellow Labrador Retriever certified in narcotics detection.

Deputy Dougherty began his career with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 in the Weld County Jail, where he worked for five years. He then rotated to the Courts Division for five years before moving to patrol. After three years on the road, Dougherty was assigned to the K9 Unit.

Deputy Dougherty and K9 Dexter have been a certified narcotics detection team since early 2020. In addition to being assigned to the Weld County Jail, Dougherty and Dexter are certified to assist the Patrol Division with narcotics-related missions.


Deputy Chambers & K9 Ranger

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