Douglas County Jail

The Douglas County Jail (aka the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center) is located in Castle Rock, Colorado. This facility is operated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement.

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Inmate Bonding

In most cases, judges set a bond for people who are arrested and charged with a crime. Which allows them to get out of jail during the criminal process. Inmates learn how much money their bail is when they’re booked. You can find an inmate’s bond by clicking here.

The amount of the bond is based on the charges stated on the arrest warrant. Its purpose is to make sure the suspect appears in court. If suspects fail to appear, the judge may impose fines and keep the bond as a penalty.

Bonds can be posted at the Douglas County Sheriff’s office 24 hours a day. The office will accept the bond in cash or money order only. No credit cards or checks will be accepted. The jail also charges a $10 nonrefundable cash fee for each bond. There is also a $30 booking fee charged each time someone goes to jail. 

Unless the court specifies that a bond is, “cash only,” you may hire a bondsman to post the bond. A bondsman will usually charge 10 to 15-percent of the total bond and require a cosigner and collateral.

Bonds may be paid with a debit or credit card at or by phone at 866.345.1884.

Sometimes the judge authorizes a Personal Recognizance Bond, which allows the suspect to get out of jail with a signature only. 

A “zero bond” means the inmate cannot post a bond until he or she appears in court and the judge decides to authorize it. Most arrestees go to court for their case at 8:30 a.m. the business morning after their arrest.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Inmates at the Douglas County Jail are allowed non-contact video visits only. The number and length of visits are based upon the inmate’s housing unit and classification. Video visits can be done on-site at the jail or remotely.

On-Site visits are conducted from a kiosk in the jail lobby at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109. (Video visits are not offered at the sheriff’s substation in Highlands Ranch.) 

Remote video visits can be conducted from any computer or smart device with a high-speed internet connection and camera.

How to schedule a visit

To schedule a visit at the Douglas County Jail, you must first create an account online at If the visit is remote, use a computer or smart device with a camera, microphone, and speakers. 

Browser requirements: Google Chrome.

Other requirements: The current version of Adobe Flash
High-speed Internet connection. You can test your Internet speed at
Test your camera and microphone at

Visits can be scheduled seven days a week between the hours of: 

  • 7:00 am.-11:30 am
  • 1:00 pm.-2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm.-4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm.-10:00 pm

Visits start promptly at the scheduled time. For on-site visits, you must arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. If you’re late, you will only be able to talk during the time left. Visits are limited to two visitors total, including children.

Free visits are only held at the visitation lobby at the Justice Center in Castle Rock and are limited to a maximum of one hour per day (two, 30-minute visits) and no more than twice per week.  

Remote video visitation is 29 cents/minute, or $8.70/30 minutes. If you have additional questions, call 877-578-3658 and a Securus customer service representative will help you.

If you have questions for the jail please call 303-814-7045.

Visiting Rules

Visitation is recorded and may be monitored.  Unacceptable conduct by either the visitor or inmate will cause the visitation to be terminated immediately and may prevent you from being able to schedule or participate in any future visits.  There is no refund/credit for any visits that are terminated for any violation of facility rules. 

  • Adult visitors must have one of the following forms of identification:
    • State-issued driver’s license or ID card
    • Military ID
    • Passport
    • Any other government/consulate issued ID.
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years of age, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All visitors are subject to search prior to entering the visitation area.
  • All visitors must be fully dressed in appropriate, conventional clothing, which is not unduly provocative, suggestive, or revealing. (No mini dresses, skirts, low cut tops, or short shorts, including on remote visitation).
  • Appropriate undergarments are required but should not be visible.
  • No controversial/objectionable gang, obscene, drug and alcohol designs, messages, or profanity on clothing.
  • Shoes are required.
  • Cell phones are not permitted.
  • Visitors are not to wear hats into the visiting area, except for religious hats or headgear
  • Sunglasses, gloves, scarves, or outer garments (hoodies, topcoats, raincoats, jackets, and similar inclement weather attire) are not permitted within the visiting area.
  • No offensive, loud or disruptive language is allowed.
  • No visitor is allowed to pose with any sexually suggestive item; perform in any sexually suggestive fashion; or perform any sexually suggestive or explicit acts.
  • No using any gang signs or hand gestures.
  • Visitors under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be allowed to visit.
  • Inmates that have been released from the Douglas County Jail within the past 30 days will not be allowed visitation with current inmates.

Physical Address

Douglas County Jail
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2630
Castle Rock, CO 80109-7547

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and Booking #
c\o Securus Digital Mail Center – Douglas County Jail
PO Box 509
Lebanon, MO 65536

Failure to properly address the envelope will result in the mail being returned to the sender.

Once the mail is received at the Securus Digital Mail Center it will be digitally scanned and available for the inmate to view on kiosks and tablets.

Pictures, drawings etc. will be accepted for scanning, printed, and delivered in the same manner. Any person sending any personal mail that wishes to have it returned to them must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope included with the original mail.

All correspondence will be scanned and inspected for contraband, except mail that is clearly marked “Legal Mail.” Inmate-to-inmate mail is NOT allowed.

Mail That Should Be Sent Directly to the Douglas County Jail

The Douglas County Jail also accepts the following:

  • Legal Mail
  • Publications – Directly sent in from a publisher, or authorized retailer (as described in the Inmate Handbook)
  • Money Orders

These types of mail must be sent directly to:

Inmate Name and Booking #
Douglas County Jail
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2630
Castle Rock, CO 80109-7547

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Douglas 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.

Securus is the inmate telephone service. Visit or call 972-734-1111 to set up an account and buy prepaid phone minutes. You can also put money on your inmate’s phone account using a kiosk located in the jail lobby.

During the booking process, inmates are allowed a limited number of free calls. After they are processed and assigned to a housing unit, inmates can make prepaid phone calls and collect calls. Three-way telephone calls are not allowed and will result in a $25 fine.

How to Send Money

Family and friends can deposit money into an inmate's account at the Douglas County Jail by calling 866-345-1884, by visiting or by downloading the free Access Corrections Mobile App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

You can also use the kiosk in the jail lobby at 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock to deposit funds into an inmate account. The kiosk accepts cash and credit cards.

Money orders may be mailed directly to inmates, which will be deposited into their accounts. Do not send personal checks or cash.

To order commissary items and have them delivered to your inmate, visit This website will provide information as well as the costs involved for transactions.

A $30 booking fee is deducted from each inmate’s account as it becomes available. After the booking fee is paid, inmates can buy items and services in the detention center. They are allowed to buy:

  • commissary, including food and toiletries
  • haircuts
  • medical and dental co-pays
  • fines or court costs
  • bond fees
  • photocopying or notary fees

Programs For Inmates

The Douglas County Jail offers several inmate programs for education and personal growth. They include:

  • A computer-based legal resource system
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery
  • Anger Management
  • Bible study along with Sunday worship services
  • Character First
  • Effective Communication
  • GED preparatory class
  • Life skills and Thinking for a Change classes
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Quest for Authentic Manhood, which helps inmates understand their role as fathers
  • Read-A-Book offers inmates the opportunity to record their voice reading books to send to their children 
  • Inmates are allowed to read the daily newspaper and access limited website content.

Inmates are allowed to participate in recreational activities like watching television and movies, playing cards and reading books from the jail library. There's also opportunities to participate in outdoor sports such as basketball, walking and jogging. 

Inmates meeting the requirements can earn money or time off their sentences by participating as a Pod Worker or a Trustee.

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