The Denver County Jail facility at has been in existence since 1956. Division Chief Elias Diggins is in chargeIn civil law, a form of security for the payment of a debt or the performance of an obligation. In criminal law, the allegation that a person has committed an offence. of the County Jail Division.
As part of the Justice Center Bond Project, the Denver County Jail is currently undergoing significant structural changes. The County Jail Division is responsible for the long term care and custodyThe condition of being in the care of the police, Corrective Services or Juvenile Justice as opposed being at liberty in the community. of sentenced prisoners, sentenced and pre-sentenced female prisoners and prisoners sentenced to work release/community corrections. The County Jail offers a variety of programs aimed at enhancing the lives of prisoners while incarcerated.
Prisoners have access to health care 24 hours a day under the guidance of the Denver Health Medical Center. The health care provided to the prisoners is accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). The Denver County Jail has varying conditions of confinement ranging from minimum securityMinimum security correctional centres hold inmates who can be trusted in open conditions where there are fewer physical barriers to escape. dormitory housing, maximum securityMaximum security correctional centres hold inmates whose escape would be highly dangerous to members of the public or the security of the state. They have secure perimeter walls that have towers or electronic surveillance equipment. All remand centres are maximum security. cell blocks to special management “lock-down” areas. Housing within the facility is determined by the Classification unit.