Advice and a Meeting with a Lawyer in Jail: Why It’s Important

The Douglas County Jail is operated by the Douglas County Sheriff Department, and is headquartered at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center, which is located at 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock, Colorado. 303-660-7505

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Advice and a Meeting with a Lawyer in Jail: Why It's Important

It is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney if a friend or family member has been arrested. Often, meeting with a lawyer in jail is the difference between conviction and acquittal. This is because your loved ones are cut off from all communication with the outside word in the Douglas County Jail. Police investigators take advantage of this weakness by meeting with your loved ones before they have a chance to talk with an attorney, who will advise them to remain silent. An immediate jail conference with an attorney gives your loved ones hope – they will know they are not alone and can remain strong until they are bailed out of jail. Our lawyers offer jail visits 24 hours a day, and will be able to advise your loved ones and fight to protect their future.

Bail and Bonds

The Douglas County Jail permits the following bail and bonds to be posted:

  • Surety bonds – used when the defendant or person bonding the individual doesn't have enough of their own money to post the amount. A fee between 10 – 15% of the bond amount is usually charged for the use (or rent) of the bonding agents money.
  • Cash bonds
  • Occasionally, with court approval, a personal recognizance bond is permitted.

Note: Only cash bonds are returned to those posting a bond, and only if the inmate appears at all court appearances. Don't use a bondsman if you have the full cash bond – using a bondsman is like rending money.

Funds for Inmates

There are two ways to put funds into an account for an inmate:

  • Online
  • In-Person

With all but in-person monies, there is a charge for processing the deposited funds. Inmates can use the funds to make commissary purchase for additional food and personal care items.

Note: The jail takes a percentage of the funds to pay the booking fee and costs for the inmate.


If you wish to send mail to an inmate, address it exactly like the following:

Inmate: (Enter name here, no alias or nicknames)
Douglas County Detention Facility
4000 Justice Way, Suite 2630
Castle Rock, Colorado 80109-7547

Note: All incoming letters must contain a return address. Paper for writing, and stamps cannot be sent to an inmate from the outside (items may be purchased by the inmate through commissary).


The following items are considered contraband, and should not be mailed to an inmate:

  • Stickers
  • Gloss paper
  • Foil
  • Glue
  • Felt
  • Glitter
  • Music

You are allowed to send books and magazines to inmates as long as it is appropriate, and as long as it is sent directly from the publisher (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.).

Phone Calls with Inmates at the Douglas County Jail

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office uses a system called Telmate for inmates to make collect calls, or calls using a prepaid account. For more information, or to make a deposit into an inmate's account, friends and family members can:

The cost for making calls varies depending on if the call is made within the 720 or 303 area codes, or if the call is within Colorado or outside of Colorado. It is possible to make international calls at a higher rate.


The detention facility only allows non-contact visitation. Video visitation can be done through:

Robert A. Christensen Justice Center
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
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Highlands Ranch Substation
9250 Zotos Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
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If you want to have an inmate visit, you must first register and obtain a visitor ID number. To make these arrangements, visit the jail's Automated Inmate Visitation System online, or by calling 303-814-8045. A registered visitor may bring 2 other people with them to the visitation, but each person must be listed in the scheduled visit along with their dates of birth.

  • Be sure to bring your driver's license or other government identification to your visit
  • Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance of your visit
  • The number of visitations per week and the duration of each visit depend on the classification status of the inmate. Depending on this classification, visits may either be 15 or 30 minutes long.
  • All visits are made over a video / TV with a phone handset on each end. All visits are recorded and are used to prosecute the inmate. Do not speak about the inmate's case at all.
  • You are not allowed to bring a cell phone or other electronic device into the visitation booth.

Work Release Program

The Douglas County Jail and Detention Facility has a work release (or Alternative Sentencing) program for offenders that are approved by the court and the jail.

  • Work release participants must pay a daily rate ranging from $15.00 – $80.00, depending on annual gross income.
  • All work release inmates must also pay a $75.00 GPS tracking activation fee (one-time fee), and adhere to the strict program.

Participants in the work release program must have:

  • Proof of employment
  • An acceptable criminal history
  • No outstanding warrants

Note: When a work release is granted by the court, an inmate is considered incarcerated. If an inmate does not return to the detention facility at their designated time, he or she may be considered an escapee. The jail decides whether to grant work release in the end, not the judge.

Location and Hours:

4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Douglas County Jail

The schedule a lawyer visit 24/7 with your family or friend at the Douglas County Jail, call our experienced sex crimes defense attorneys at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect their future.