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Jefferson County Jail

The Jefferson County Detention Facility is the formal name for the Jefferson County Jail. It is the central detention facility for Jefferson County. Local police departments utilize the Jefferson County Jail. Inmates and pre-trial detainees are housed in the Jefferson County Jail.
One of the defining characteristics of the Jefferson County Detention Facility is that Jefferson County Jail inmates maintain a rose garden in the northeast corner of the complex. Not only do the Jefferson County Jail Inmates physically maintain the rose garden, their purchases of snacks and other items from the commissary, as well as fees related to their telephone usage. The rose garden at the Jefferson County Jail does not require any taxpayer dollars. 
Following an expansion in 2000, there was an average of 768 Jefferson County Jail inmates each day. In 2004, the average Jefferson County Jail inmate population had risen to an average of 1153 inmates. At its most crowded in the summer of 2005, there were 1470 inmates. The staff at the Jefferson County Detention Facility is able to add extra beds as needed to accommodate increased housing needs.
The Jefferson County Jail is located in Golden, Colorado. Most of the Jefferson County Jail inmates are housed in minimum security areas, although the facility also contains medium and maximum security units.

Arapahoe County Jail

Arapahoe County Jail

The first Arapahoe County Jail was a one-room jail house opened in 1865. The current Arapahoe County Jail was opened in 1987. In 2002, the Arapahoe County Jail was rededicated to honor former Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan. The almost three hundred thousand square feet facility has the capacity to hold one thousand one hundred sixty six inmates.
The Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility has been recognized by the National Institute of Corrections. The National Institute of Corrections holds The Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility up as a model of direct supervision design. The direct supervision practiced in the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility allows detention officers to be placed in open day rooms with the inmates in order to facilitate more direct and effective supervision of inmate.
In addition to design elements, the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility has also been recognized for its programs and features. The televised visitation system was the first of its kind in Colorado. The Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility also features a computer training center. 
One of the most praised programs that the Arapahoe County Sheriff Department uses at the Arapahoe County Jail is A-STEP, a work release program for inmates. A collaborative effort between law enforcement, schools, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, mental health facilities, and the District Attorney’s Office has resulted in the Juvenile Assessment Center, which attempts to help youth that are considered at risk. 

Adams County Jail

Adams County Jail

The Adams County Jail has been in operation in Brighton, Colorado since 1985. The initial construction of the Adams County Jail cost twenty million dollars. In its original configuration, the Adams County Jail consisted of five modules, each of which featured six pods. 
Each of the modules is self-contained and has its own recreation yard, as well as independent heating and cooling systems. In its original design, the facility was intended to house four hundred eighty inmates. The modules had varying security levels, up to and including a maximum security module.
Since the original construction, the Adams County Detention Facility has expanded to house more than sixteen hundred inmates. The jail has a self-contained kitchen on its grounds, as well as medical units, either of which is capable of providing the respective services to the inmates in the facility.
The Adams County Detention Facility is considered state of the art. It has served as a model for many other counties when designing their own detention facilities.
The Jail Division of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the operation of the Adams County Jail. The employees of the Jail Division include lieutenants, sergeants, deputies, detention specialists, with responsibilities that range from providing court services, maintaining records, overseeing bonding, supervising the accounts of the Adams County Jail, delivering mail, transporting prisoners, serving as detectives, running the library, coordinating and distributing supplies, working as seamstresses, and coordinating various programs.