Health, Welfare and Safety of Inmates

Health

Everyone who is arrested receives a medical assessment during booking.  Inmates receive a full physical within the first 14 days of custody. Our mental health staff is available daily to meet the needs of people in custody.

Our facility has medical staff on duty 24/7. Our medical unit is equipped with exam rooms, hospital beds and a negative airflow room.

Inmates are given basic hygiene items and three meals a day during their stay.

Welfare and re-entry services

The Sheriff’s Office partners with Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health to provide services to uphold the continuity of care upon release.

In addition, we partner with the Douglas County Department of Human Services to connect inmates with eligible services and benefits for basic needs when they are released back into the community.

The jail is compliant with the Americans with Disability Act.

PREA- Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has zero tolerance for any sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault or sexual harassment.

If you were a victim of sexual assault or harassment while in custody, or know about a sexual assault or harassment, please report it by emailing DetentionSupervisors@DCSheriff.net or by calling 303-660-7500 and ask to file a police report.

Safety

The jail is committed to providing a safe environment for inmates and staff. One way that happens is by giving each inmate a “risk assessment” when they enter the jail. Each person is classified into low-to-high risk pods, so that people arrested for misdemeanors are set apart from people arrested for felonies. Our housing units are staffed round the clock to secure each pod and supervise activities.