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The Detentions Division

is responsible for all inmates that have been detained at the Montezuma County Jail. The Detentions Bureau is overseen by the Detentions Lieutenant who has four sergeants and twenty six deputies including non sworn staff that performs the daily duties. 

The facility was built in 2001 and was designed to hold 104 inmates. The number of inmates varies on a daily basis, but the occupancy normally runs around 90% of capacity. On occasion the facility  has had an occupancy rate as high as 143%.  

Detentions deputies have a variety of roles in the jail that include, booking and bonding, control room, medical technician, court security, inmate transports (intra and interstate) and alternative sentencing programs.

The inmate population is comprised of pre-trial inmates, inmates sentenced by the county, parole violators and inmates awaiting transport to the Department of Corrections.  The detention center maintains a worker-inmate program with the worker-inmates providing labor for maintenance of the Sheriff's Office and Detention Center.  Worker-inmates also are used to remove litter and trash from the roadsides within Montezuma County, as members of the worker-inmate road crew.  Inmate programs provided within the facility include; religious services, personal ministry visitation, alcoholics anonymous and detention center chaplain’s that provide spiritual counseling.

The Detention Center is responsible for all court security and inmate transports.  The alternative sentencing program oversees inmates granted work release, home detention, day reporting, weekend inmate status and useful public service (UPS).


 

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Click here for the LATEST NWS FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming north northwest between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.