Elbert County Jail

The Elbert County Jail is located in Kiowa, Colorado. It is operated by the Elbert County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

The current jail was built in 1984 and houses all classifications of adult male and female inmates for police departments in Elizabeth and Simla, the Colorado State Patrol, and state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Elbert County Jail holds both unadjudicated and sentenced inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Elbert County Jail, call the facility at 303-621-2027, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding an Inmate out of the Elbert County Jail

Call the jail to find out the type of bond required for your inmate. The bond is set by a judge according to a court-approved schedule. The purpose is to assure an inmate’s appearance in court. The amount of the bond is what it will take to release the inmate from jail.

There are three types of bonds – personal recognizance (PR), surety, and cash. PR bonds are issued by the judge and only require a signature (no money). Surety bonds require a bondsman, who will pay the bond and charge you 10 to 15 percent of the bond amount as a fee. 

Cash bonds must be paid in full with cash, debit/credit card, or money order. They can be paid online or at the Elbert County Jail.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Elbert County Jail are 6 am to 10 pm daily. Inmates are allowed up to 30 minutes of visitation time per day. 

A video kiosk is available for the public’s use in the jail’s lobby for visitation, but you do not need to come to jail for the visit. Inmates remain in the pod, and the visit is conducted via video. 

You can visit with your inmate from the comfort of your own home or another location by creating an account with the Inmate Canteen website.

Physical Address

Elbert County Jail
751 Ute Avenue
Kiowa, CO 80117

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/UGDnikNoeewmP6H58

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Full Name
Elbert County Jail
P.O. Box 486
Kiowa, CO 80117

All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband and money.

Soft cover books may be shipped to an inmate directly from a vendor like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. The books must be new and sealed from the vendor. 

Books with any sexual content will be refused. Puzzle books such as Sudoku and crossword puzzle books are acceptable. Magazines are not accepted. All books mailed to the facility become the property of the jail once the inmate is released.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Elbert 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.

Calls can be scheduled and made through the Inmate Canteen telephone or video kiosk system, which are in each of the jail inmate pods.

How to Send Money

When an inmate is processed into the jail, all currency is taken from her/him and placed in a personal canteen account for use during incarceration. 

The commissary at the Elbert County Jail gives inmates the opportunity to spend their own money to purchase items such as clothing, games, electronics, and food. Inmates may also use their funds to make telephone calls. 

Family and friends can put money into an inmate's commissary account by visiting the Elbert County Sheriff's Office and using the kiosk or online via the Inmate Canteen website.

Only cash and credit cards are accepted; no personal checks or money orders.

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Careers at Elbert County Jail

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