Garfield County Jail

The Garfield County Jail (aka the Garfield County Detention Facility) is located at 107 8th Street in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It is operated by the Garfield County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

This jail opened in December 2001 as a state-of-the art facility with the capacity to house 204 inmates. It is designed to hold minimum, medium, and maximum classification prisoners.

The facility consists of seven separate inmate living areas, including two direct supervision units. In the direct supervision model, deputies work inside the inmate living area. Which allows closer supervision of inmate behavior – keeping the negative behavior to a minimum and reducing tension.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility has a classification system that not only ensures inmate and staff safety, but also "provides for safe, humane inmate treatment by housing similar offenders together."

Initial classification is conducted by deputies identifying and categorizing various offender traits, characteristics, and potential risks and liabilities. This process allows inmates to participate in different programs and services that constructively occupy their time while in custody, which facilitates the orderly management of the jail. 

Inmates are not classified by race, color, creed, or national origin, but will be separated by gender or other management necessities.

The Garfield County Detention Facility currently has direct and indirect supervision pods to house inmates. The different classifications are: Inmate Worker, Minimum, Medium, and Maximum, as well as Special Needs and Medical Observation/Isolation.

Multiple factors are assessed to determine if the inmate will be able to function properly in the housing unit they are placed into. The placement directly determines the amount of privileges that an inmate may receive. 

An inmate can progress to another housing area with more privileges or regress to a housing area with fewer privileges, based on their behavior during incarceration. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Garfield County Jail, click here, call the facility at (970) 945-0453, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

The Colorado VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

The VINE toll-free number for the Colorado VINE system is (888) 263-8463. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Bonding an Inmate out of the Garfield 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 by phone by calling 970-945-1377 EXT.1033 or in person at the Garfield County Jail.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Garfield County Jail are daily – 8:00am to 11:00am / 1:00pm to 4:00pm / 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

Public video visitation booths are located in the Jail Reception room on the North side of the building. Booths are available on a first come, first serve basis. Each visit is 15 minutes in length, and you may only visit one inmate per day. 

The public visitation booths are currently closed until further notice, due to COVID.

Internet Video Visits

Video Visitation is available through You must set up an account, and there is a fee. These visits are conducted remotely with your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You must have a good internet connection and a camera.

Inmates housed at the Garfield County Jail are responsible for notifying visitors of the available times they are able to conduct visits. Not all inmates are available during regular video visitation times. Inmates undergoing a disciplinary sanction will not be available to conduct a visit. 

Video Messages are also available to leave for an inmate at any time.

Visitor Conduct

Inappropriate conduct during a visit may result in both the termination of the visit and a suspension of visitation privileges.

Visitors may not wear revealing clothing, attempt to show sensitive body parts, display gang related material, or use another device to initiate third party communication.

Food or beverages are NOT permitted in the Public Jail Reception room.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to terminate a visit, and/or suspend/ban a visitor for reasons that jeopardize the safety and security of this facility.

Physical Address

Garfield County Jail
107 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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General Phone Number

(970) 945-0453

Booking (General information) (970) 945-1377 x1033
Sergeant Desk (970) 945-1377 x1131
Jail Commander (970) 945-1377 x1053
Inmate Services Coordinator (970) 945-1377 x1049
Inmate Program Coordinator (970) 945-1377 x1011

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Garfield County Jail
Inmate’s Name; Inmate’s Booking Number
PO Box 30022 PMB 35803
Durham, NC 27702

Mail must be sent to an inmate through the U.S. Postal Service. They will not accept mail hand delivered to the facility.  

Incoming inmate mail is scanned and made digitally available to inmates by using their provided tablet.  All non-privileged mail is opened, converted into digital form, reviewed for safety/security concerns or criminal activity and if approved, released to the inmate to view.  

Books may be purchased and mailed directly from a verifiable book distributor/reseller (like Amazon). They must be new with a soft cover, and not pose a safety/security concern to the facility. 

You may send inmates emails/texts/photos for a fee by setting up an account with

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Garfield 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.

Setting Up A Prepaid Phone Account

You can set up a prepaid phone account to accept inmate calls at

How to Send Money

You may deposit money onto an inmate's account at the Garfield County Jail by using any of the following methods. (Fees may apply. Any debt the inmate owes will be collected from deposits.)

  • Visit the Money Kiosk located on the North side of the building in the Jail Reception room. This kiosk takes both cash and credit cards. Currently closed due to COVID-19 
  • Visit or use the Access Corrections Mobile App
  • Call 1-866-345-1884 to make a deposit by phone.

Inmates may use their account to purchase commissary items such as candy, hygiene, stationary, and phone/tablet time.

Adding Money To Inmate Tablets

You may deposit money for which the inmate may use a Tablet for education, communication and entertainment purposes by setting up an account with

Programs For Inmates

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office Detentions Facility offers a number of voluntary Inmate Programs facilitated by staff, contractors, and volunteers. The goal is to provide inmates with essential skills, alternative options, and opportunities to succeed when they are released.

Inmates commonly need assistance with addictions, education, cognitive redirecting, and resource connections. Inmate programs help reduce recidivism, reduce the number of violent conflicts and incidents at the jail, encourage positive decision making, and establish necessary contacts with resources in the local community.

The programs currently offered are:

New Directions Anger Management

This Life Skills course is not your ordinary anger management workshop. It focuses on faulty thinking, self-deception, justification, and resistant behavior. It also teaches anger avoidance and, "uses cognitive restructuring to intervene at the deepest level where permanent change can take place.”

New Directions Contentious Relationships

This Life Skills Course is for Divorced or Separating Couples. It is mostly used by civil courts to help couples resolve their differences, speed up the court process, and reduce potential damage to children. 

Driving Under The Influence Workbook

This is a strong cognitive restructuring course that challenges the faulty thinking of those who have a history of driving under the influence.

Employment Workbook

This employment program focuses on teaching cognitive skills. The course covers a wide range of life skills to help inmates become financially successful. 

Offender Responsibility Workbook (Workbook available in English & Spanish)

This course, "demonstrates how our beginnings can affect our endings if we don’t take personal responsibility to change." 

Parenting Workbook

This is a cognitive restructuring home study workbook that focuses on helping parents overcome faulty thinking and self-defeating behaviors.

Substance Abuse Workbook

For individuals with substance abuse problems. This is a unique cognitive restructuring workbook written in story format.

Alcoholics Anonymous (available in English & Spanish)

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Medicaid Workshop (available in English & Spanish)

This program helps inmates apply for Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid Program. Only those with a release date within the next 60 days are eligible to attend.

Baptist Services

A Biblical Discipleship program that aims to change an inmate's life by teaching them how to "live like Jesus.”

Catholic Services (program available in English & Spanish)

Volunteers offer a variety of types of prayer. They also read Scripture and reflection upon it, pray rosary, listen to recorded reflections or songs, and offer communion to those who are Catholic. A Priest is also available for confession.

Celebrate Recovery Inside

A biblical and balanced program that helps inmates overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

Jehovah’s Witness Bible Study (program available in English, American Sign Language, & Spanish)

Provided in a way that is topical and adaptable to individual needs.

Kings & Priests Ministry

The goal of this program is to help men and women develop a healthy relationship with God, a church family, their family and the community. 

New Creation Church’s Non-Denominational Services

Service starts with a Teaching Video on Christian Principles, leads group discussion on application and Bible Study using the New King James Bible, and then leads prayer.

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Careers at Garfield County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Garfield County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Garfield County Jail, click here

All applicants must be at least 21 years of age for Patrol positions and be P.O.S.T. certified, or 18 years of age for all other positions. You must be a high school graduate or have obtained a GED, possess a Colorado driver’s license (or have the ability to obtain one), and have a clean criminal history.