Jail and Inmate Search in Colorado
Currently, Colorado has a jail and prison population of 31,828. Colorado’s Department of Correc-tions maintains the database of all prisoners incarcerated in the state. Along with those in prison, there are also 80,740 people on probation and another 10.186 out on parole. 4,133 staff members run the prisons and jails operating on an annual budget of $922,000,000. The majority imprisoned in Colorado are white males, with some Hispanic, African Americans, Native Americans and Asians as well. The majority are 30-39 years old. 11,608 are there because of violent offenses. Most of the population is made up of new arrivals and a small number of returns.
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What are Colorado Jail Records?
Colorado jail records are documents that are kept and maintained from the time someone commits a crime until they are released from prison. They may include everything from the initial RAP sheet, created by local law enforcement, to court documents, prison admittance paperwork, mug shots and everything else that pertains to that person while in the Colorado penal system. Jail records are kept in an online database and updated frequently. Many of the documents are public records and searchable and accessible by anyone.
How to Search for Inmates in Colorado
Colorado makes it very easy for you to search for an inmate and locate someone held in a prison or jail facility within the state. You can use their inmate locator tool and type in the person’s last name to see a list of results. If you know their inmate number, even better, that will bring you directly to them. Once you click on a person from the list, you can see details including their name, age, gen-der, hair and eye color, height, weight, where they are being held and their dates of parole or proba-tion. You can even view information about their crimes.
Creating Public Jail Records
The Colorado Department of Corrections manages jail records, and they begin when someone is arrested. The arresting law enforcement agency opens a file and starts the documentation. That rec-ord is then updated as the criminal progresses through the justice system. Everything from mug shots, the original RAP sheet, court documents and prison records are kept in the file so they can have a complete profile of each inmate. Colorado jail records are updated daily with new infor-mation as events take place that affects the prisoner.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Colorado Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of Colorado prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 19,981, that saw a 0.3% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 9.5% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 18,078 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
|Number of Male Prisoners||Number of Female Prisoners|
|Change in Number of Male Prisoners||Change in Number of Female Prisoners|
The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Colorado is 19,981 inmates, that is 12.5% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Colorado was in 2008, when the number of prisoners was 23,274 inmates.
Colorado Parole Population
Colorado parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 9,953 people, 236 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 233 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 2.3%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in Colorado
Parole Entries & Exits
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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|Term of supervised release:||0|
|Unknown or not reported:||0|
Colorado has 61 county jails in 64 towns around the state. In those jails, they house an inmate pop-ulation of 11,660. Colorado maintains another 23 prisons with a population of 20,168. The state operates with a budget of $922 million per year and 4,133 employees. The Colorado community corrections system also has 8,940 people on parole and another 38,536 under probation. Based on one hundred thousand residents, Colorado has an incarceration rate of 356, a property crime rate of 2,741 and a violent crime rate of 343. It costs Colorado $30,374 to house each inmate for one year.
Private Facilities and Prisons
There is one private facility and 13 private prisons in the state, compared to the national statistics, the state counts a share of 7.2% of all the prisons found in the US territory.
|Prison Name||Prison Type|
|Bent County Correctional Facility||Private Prison|
|Crowley County Correctional Facility||Private Prison|
|Arapahoe Community Treatment Center||Private Prison|
|Boulder Community Treatment Center||Private Prison|
|Centennial Community Transition Center||Private Prison|
|Columbine Facility||Private Prison|
|Dahlia Facility||Private Prison|
|Fox Facility||Private Prison|
|Longmont Community Treatment Center||Private Prison|
|Ulster Facility||Private Prison|
|Huerfano County Correctional Center||Private Prison|
|Kit Carson Correctional Center||Private Prison|
|Aurora Detention Facility||Private Prison|
|Lakewood Day Reporting Center/Electronic Monitoring||Private Facility|