Boulder County Jail

The Boulder County Jail is located in Boulder, Colorado. This facility is operated by the Boulder County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement.

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To find out if your loved one is being held in the Boulder County Jail, click here, call the facility directly at 303-441-4650, or use VINE

Bonding An Inmate out of Jail

You may either post the full bond with cash or a money order, or you may contact a licensed bonding agent who will post the full bond for a non-refundable fee. Bonding is done 24-hours a day in the lobby of the Boulder County Jail.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Face-to-Face Visits

The Boulder County Jail offers face-to-face Security Visits at the jail. Visitors must pre-register with Reception at the jail during normal business hours, which are Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (excluding County Holidays).

Visitation appointments must be made one day in advance of the scheduled appointment. (Call Friday to schedule a Monday visit). 

To schedule an appointment for a visit at the jail, call 303-441-4600 – option 2, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No changes are allowed once a visit is scheduled.  

You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled visiting time to check in with reception. All adult visitors must bring a valid photo I.D., with date of birth. All visitors are required to clear the metal detector. 

Inmates are eligible for one visit per week, Monday through Friday. There are No Security Visits at the Jail on Weekends. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 18 years of age. Inmates can have up to 2 visitors at one time.

Face-to-Face visit schedule:

BUILDING C ‐ DORM C                   DISCIPLINARY                INTAKE & BUILDING C ‐ DORM B    Wednesday 7:30 a.m.                   Thursday 10:30 a.m.      Monday 10:30 a.m.    
Thursday 7:30 a.m.                         Friday 9:00 a.m. 

INTAKE ADSEG                               INMATE WORKER           MAXIMUM    
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.                    Monday 8:15 a.m.           Monday 9:45 a.m.                
                                                          Tuesday 9:45 a.m.           Wednesday 9:45 a.m.        
                                                          Wednesday 8:15 a.m.       

MEDIUM                                           PHOENIX                           SPECIAL MANAGEMENT  
Tuesday 8:15 a.m.                          Tuesday 9:00 a.m.            Monday 9:00 a.m.    
Thursday   9:45 a.m.                       Wednesday 10:30 a.m.    Thursday 9:00 a.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m.                               Friday 10:30 a.m.                  

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Monday   7:30 a.m.                         Tuesday 10:30 a.m.        Tuesday 7:30 a.m.    
Thursday 8:15 a.m.                         Friday 9:45 a.m.               Friday 7:30 a.m

How To Schedule Onsite or Remote Video Visitation

Video visitation is available at the Boulder County Jail. You must be registered as a visitor, and you must schedule your visit in advance.  

Video visits are available during normal business hours, but also available in the evenings, on Holidays, and over the weekend. The cost is .20 cents per minute, up to a 30-minute visit.

You will need a Computer or internet enabled mobile device with a speaker, camera, and high-speed internet to schedule your remote video visit.

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Visiting Rules

At least one visitor entering the Visitation Room for each inmate must be 18 years of age or older. A parent or legal guardian must accompany minor visitors. Visitors under the age of 18 may not visit with an inmate who has been convicted of sexual assault on a child, incest, or aggravated incest.

The victim of a sex crime may not schedule a visit with the inmate alleged or convicted of perpetrating the sex offense against them.  

Anyone who's been incarcerated in a correctional facility within the past six months may not schedule a visit. Former inmates must have been out of custody for six months before being permitted to visit an in‐custody inmate.   

Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be denied entry into the Visitation Room. 

Visitors may not bring any item into the Visitation Room that has not been approved.  This includes purses, diaper bags, and other items as determined by the jail.  Documents requiring an inmate's signature may be brought into the Visitation Room with prior approval and they must leave with the visitor at the conclusion of the visit. 

No beverages, food, or gum of any kind may be taken into the Visitation Room.  A visitor caught attempting to introduce, or introducing contraband into the jail will be banned from visiting. 

Dress Code

All visitors must be dressed appropriately in conventional clothing that is not tight‐fitting, provocative, suggestive, revealing, or designed to accent the body. This includes any see‐through material.  Clothing that exposes breasts or genitalia is not acceptable.  

Undergarments are required, but should not be visible. Clothing that exposes the shoulders, chest, back, stomach or midriff, or the underarms is not acceptable.  

No controversial or objectionable designs, messages, or profanity may appear on clothing.  This includes gang symbols, anything obscene, or other pictures or representations considered inappropriate by the jail.    

Headgear is not allowed, unless religious in nature.  Shoes must be worn at all times.     

Clothing that resembles inmate uniforms is not allowed in the visiting room.

Physical Address

Boulder County Jail
3200 Airport Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301

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General Phone Number

Main: 303-441-4650
Alternate: 303-441-4444

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Boulder County Jail
Inmate Name and ID Number
3200 Airport Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301

Include your return name and address on all inmate mail, but do not include other writing on the envelope. You may send family pictures to your inmate, but no nude or explicit photos are allowed. 

Any mail that is deemed contraband will be confiscated and may be destroyed. 

You may purchase books and have them sent to the Jail directly by the publisher or The publication must be addressed to:

Boulder County Jail
C/O inmates name
3200 Airport Rd
Boulder CO 80301

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Boulder County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

You can add money to an inmate’s Commissary Account at the Boulder County Jail by going online, using the phone service, making a deposit at the jail lobby Kiosk, using Walk-In Retail, or by mail.

  • Toll-Free Phone:  1-866-232-1899
    • Accepts MasterCard & Visa Debit and Credit Cards
  • Online
    • Accepts MasterCard & Visa Debit and Credit Cards
  • TouchPay Kiosk: Located in the Jail Lobby
    • Accepts Cash plus MasterCard & Visa Debit and Credit Cards
  • Walk-In Retail
    • Accepts Cash. Set up your order online or by phone and complete the transaction at a local retail store.
  • By Mail:
    • Boulder County JailInmate’s Name (First, MI, Last)3200 Airport RoadBoulder, CO 80301
    • Accepts money orders, government checks and certified checks ONLY. Personal checks will NOT be accepted.

Programs For Inmates

As part of the mission statement that, "every inmate will leave the facility in better condition than they entered," the Boulder County Jail offers various programs designed to help inmates.

Counseling Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Footsteps Program For Men and Women 
    • Evidence Based Educational Classes
    • Cognitive Behavioral Training
    • Illness Recovery And Management
    • Understanding Mental Illness
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Therapeutic one-on-one
    • Understanding/managing anger
    • Communication skills
    • Coping
    • Assertiveness
    • Domestic violence
    • Parenting skills
  • Spiritual
    • Available from trained counselors involved in the Chaplain’s Program

Education Programs

This is a list of some of the classes offered at the Boulder County Jail via the Jail Education and Transition (JET) Program:

  • High School Equivalency/GED
  • GED – Spanish Language Class
  • Back to Basics Math
  • Thinking Errors
  • Socialization
  • 7 Habits
  • Maintaining Positive Change
  • Meditation
  • Handling Difficult Emotions
  • Pop Culture: Creative Writing & Art
  • Budgeting
  • Mindfulness of Addictions
  • Shakespeare
  • Self-Control
  • Parenting in English
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Money Management
  • Learning from Trauma
  • Creative Writing
  • Employment Skills
  • Victim Impact
  • Ally Youth Group (for 18-24yr olds)
  • Roots and Shoots
  • Addictions and Substances
  • Yoga

Health Programs

Health Programs are provided to new intakes on a weekly basis. Programs include:

  • AIDS Education (both English and in Spanish)
  • Mental Health
  • Dental Clinic

Library services

Library services are provided weekly include:

  • Recreational reading
  • Law Library

Living assistance

Living assistance is a voluntary program designed to help an inmate’s successful transition back into the community. Programs include:

  • Focus – Transitional Program
  • Jail to Community


Recreation time allows for the following:

  • Active Recreation
    • Inmates are provided with recreational opportunities and equipment, including one hour daily of physical exercise
    • Gymnasium provided on days when weather does not allow for outside recreation
  • Passive Recreation
    • Leisure time activities, including television, board games, cards, arts & crafts, keyboard, guitar, etc.
    • Newspapers, books, magazines, etc.

Religious Programs

Religious Programs include:

  • Bible Study
  • Catholic Church Services
  • Church Services (English and Spanish)
  • Set Free Ministries
  • Shekinah
  • Sunday Services
  • Vine Life

Prison Fellowship provides prisoner assistance and service programs.The primary focus is on: prison evangelism, instruction, and visitation, pre-release counseling and support, aftercare and family assistance. Their inmate correspondence program matches inmates with pen pals on the outside. 

Prison Outreach Ministries offers a free Bible Correspondence Course. The Set Free Prison Ministry provides bible correspondence courses, personal visitation, spiritual counseling when requested, and other courses especially designed for the needs of prisoners.

A Prison and Outreach Ministry provided by Shekinah Ministries of Longmont is available at the Boulder County Jail once a week.

Non-denominational Sunday services in Spanish and English are offered to all inmates each Sunday in all three buildings encompassing the jail. 


Safehouse is a program of counseling, information and referral provided by advocates from the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence for female inmates who have been abused and battered.

Subjects include:

  • Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence
  • Individual Counseling and Consultation available to Women with Domestic Violence Charges.
  • Educational Class Offered once a week for women in the jail on Domestic Violence of Assault Charges.

Substance Abuse programs

Substance Abuse programs sets goals, objectives, and components of treatment:

  • Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous
  • Phoenix Project

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga is provided for inmate well being.

  • Prison Dharma Network

Inmate Worker Program

Community Workers (workers inside and outside the county jail) must be sentenced inmates who have less than 270 days remaining on their sentence, with no holds or pending charges.

  • Compensation – earned good-time up to ten (10) days per month
  • Housed in a less restrictive area with work release inmates, although not in the same dorms

Inmates Workers can be sentenced or non-sentenced (preference given to county sentenced)

  • Compensation – earned good-time, if sentenced
  • All jobs are inside the jail
  • Additional privileges over other inmates

Alternative Sentencing

Work Crew is a program designed to allow those serving a jail sentence to complete their  sentence on their days off. Participants in this program are considered Inmates and will spend their time performing specific tasks assigned to them by jail personnel. Participants are not housed overnight, but report to the jail at 6:30 a.m. and are released by 4:00 p.m. each day.

Work Release is an alternative sentencing program that allows an inmate to continue working while serving their jail sentence. The inmate pays a weekly fee for living in the jail or community treatment center. They must report to the jail or treatment center after work and remain there, unless excused by staff.

Home Detention is when a sentence imposed/approved by the court is served by an inmate while they remain confined in their home or other approved residence. Home Detention inmates are allowed to leave their residence for employment, court ordered treatment, breath and drug testing, medical appointment, and educational purposes. 

Inmates on home detention must adhere to a strict schedule and are randomly tested in their home for drugs and alcohol. Electronic bracelets are used to ensure schedule compliance and to detect any unauthorized activity.

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