Gunnison County Jail

The Gunnison County Jail (aka the Gunnison County Detention Center or Gunnison County Safety Center) is located in Gunnison, Colorado. It is operated by the Gunnison County Sheriff's Department, and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

The purpose of the jail is to provide for the care, custody, safekeeping, and confinement of inmates while providing a safe, secure, and healthy living environment for inmates. Along with a diet of adequate nutrition, and access to necessary medical and mental care. The facility also carries out all judicial orders issued.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in the Gunnison County Jail, click here, call the facility at (970) 641-1108, 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 Gunnison 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 Gunnison County Jail.

There is a $30 booking fee and a $10 bond fee for all inmates at the Gunnison County Jail. The expectation is that these fees will be paid at the time of bonding your inmate out of jail. But, Colorado law does allow those fees to be charged, and you do not have to pay them at the time of bonding.

Please call the jail if you have any questions or concerns.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

No in-person visitation is allowed at the Gunnison County Jail until further notice, due to COVID.

To set up a video visit with your inmate, go to the You must create an account to schedule a video visit, and there is a fee. You will also need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access and a camera.

Physical Address

Gunnison County Jail
510 W. Bidwell
Gunnison, CO 81230

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General Phone Number

(970) 641-1108

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate's Full Name
Gunnison County Detention Center
510 W. Bidwell
Gunnison, CO 81230

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Gunnison 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

Go to the to send money to an inmate at the Gunnison County Jail. They can use the money to buy items from the commissary, buy phone time, or for bail.

You can also mail in a money order or cashier's check made payable to the Gunnison County Jail, with your inmate's name in the memo line. Or, you can drop off cash, money order, or a cashier's check at the jail front desk. (no personal or payroll checks)

Programs For Inmates

There are many programs available at the Gunnison County Jail for inmate physical and mental well-being. Programming includes Alcoholics Anonymous and church services.

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Careers at Gunnison County Jail

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