Fremont County Jail

The Fremont County Detention Center is located in Cañon City, Colorado. It is operated by the Fremont County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, call the facility directly at 719-276-5520, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding an Inmate out of the Fremont County Detention Center

Call the jail to find out the type of bond required for your inmate. Bail and bonds are set by the courts. 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 pversonal 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 non-refundable fee. 

Cash bonds must be paid in full with cash, debit/credit card, cashier's check or money order. Cashier’s checks and money orders need to be made payable to the Fremont County Combined Courts. Cash bonds can be paid online, by phone at 1-888-604-7888, or in person at the Fremont County Detention Center.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Pay Location Code (PLC) for paying a bond is A003K8. A service fee is charged for the transaction.

According to Colorado state law, the 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.

Everyone who is incarcerated at the Fremont County Detention Center is charged a $30.00 booking and processing fee (exceptions are individuals held solely as a Parole Violator with no outstanding warrant at the time of arrest, those who are serving a sentence, or those who are held as a courtesy to another county).

Anyone posting a bond is also charged a non-refundable $10.00 bond processing fee. This fee is expected to be paid at time of posting bond, but it's not required. State law says that this fee may be charged as a debt to the defendant’s incarceration account.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Fremont County Detention Center no longer has in-person visitation. All visits are done via remote video through Securus. To visit with an inmate, you will have to sign up on the Securus webpage or using their phone app (search for Securus Mobile). 

After you create an account, follow the instructions to set up your visit. You can visit for free using a kiosk in the lobby at the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, or for a fee, you can visit remotely using your home computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Visiting Hours:

  • Female Pods - 8:00 am to 10:30 am, 12:00pm to 2:30pm SUNDAYS
  • Male Pods - A, B, C, D, E, F, G Pods 8:00 am to 10:30 am, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm SATURDAY
  • T-Pod, Barracks, Booking- 8:00 am to 10:30 am SATURDAYS 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm SUNDAYS
  • H & J Pods - 8:00 am to 10:30 am, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm SUNDAYS

Physical Address

Fremont County Detention Center
100 Justice Center Rd.
Cañon City, Colorado 81212

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Full Name and number
℅ Securus Digital Mail Center -- Fremont County
PO Box 828
Lebanon, MO 65536

Personal Mail is no longer accepted by the Fremont County Colorado Detention Center. Instead, friends and family must send their correspondence to the Securus Digital Mail Center, where it is scanned and available to be viewed on tablets or kiosks, or printed and delivered by the facility.

Failure to properly address the envelope may result in your mail being returned or delayed.

Pictures, drawings etc. will be accepted for scanning, printed and delivered in the same manner.

Anything that cannot be scanned will be returned to the sender. Including paper that exceeds 14X8 inches and all non-paper items. All packages and certified mail will be returned to the sender.

If you wish to have your personal mail returned to you, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your correspondence.

The following must be mailed directly to the facility:

  • Legal Mail 
  • Publications - Sent directly from a publisher, distributor, or authorized retailer
  • Money Orders - They will be placed on the inmate's account. Must not contain any other items. Any other items in with the money order will be discarded or placed in the inmate's property.

These must be addressed directly to the facility, as follows:

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Fremont County Detention Center 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.

Staff at the Fremont County Detention Center will not give messages to inmates. If you have an emergency message, you can call the jail and ask for the on-duty supervisor. All emergency messages are verified before being given to an inmate.

You will be billed for every call you accept from your inmate at FCDC. All calls are limited to 15 minutes. The system will disconnect if it believes you are attempting to forward your call to another person.

You can block your telephone number and prevent any calls being made to you from the jail by calling the on-duty supervisor and making a request.

How to Send Money

Money may be mailed to an inmate at the Fremont County Detention Center by money order only. Personal checks or payroll checks will be returned to the sender. 

A money account is opened at the time an inmate is booked into the jail. Money in the account is used to pay fees incurred while in custody before the inmate can buy items from the commissary. 

There is a kiosk in the FCSO lobby to place cash onto the inmate account. Please be aware there is a fee. Online inmate services are available through, including money deposits, commissary orders, and messaging. All JailATM transactions are subject to their terms and conditions of service, and they do have fees.

  • ATM Fees:Cash – $3.25Credit Card - $3.25 OR 10%, whichever is greater
  • Booking Fees:Arrests on new charges or warrants $30.00No charge on parole holds or court writs or sentences to be served
  • Bonding Fees:$10.00 per warrants
  • UA Fees:$20.00
  • Work Release Fee:Varies by pay rate

**Please note -- If you are placing money on an inmate account with an unpaid debt owed from fees incurred from a previous stay at the jail, that money will be used to collect the debt.

Programs For Inmates

There is a work release program at the Fremont County Detention Center. Please call the jail to get more information.

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