WHAT HAPPENS FIRST?
New prisoners are questioned and observed right away to find out if they need immediate medical or mental health care. A telephone call is allowed as soon as possible unless the prisoner is violent.
A nurse and a counselor will talk with a new prisoner within a short time. The nurse finds out if they need to see a doctor, take prescriptions or have other medical problems. The counselor finds out if they are thinking of hurting themselves or need some other help with their mental health.
Counselors "classify" prisoners who don’t get out of jail within 24 hours to find out where they should be housed. A prisoner’s current charges, past history, behavior and other factors are checked so only prisoners with similar backgrounds are housed together. That helps keep everyone safe and secure. Even then, anyone who feels afraid of someone else needs to tell staff.
We encourage you to send letters to your loved one or friend at this address:
Weld County Jail
2110 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631
All mail is screened and we do not accept many things for safety and security reasons. Mail without a return address is not opened and returned to the Post Office. Some things we do not accept include packages, food, snacks, stamped envelopes, stamps, books, newspapers, magazines, items with glitter, clippings, or anything made with glue. Items not accepted will be returned. Ask the inmate what is allowed. No more than four pictures or 10 letters are allowed at one time. Postage-paid envelopes and larger envelopes may be purchased through commissary. Indigent inmates will receive one free envelope per week. Indigent inmates are defined as inmates with a balance of less than .53 on their inmate account for 30 or more consecutive days.
A money account is opened with money on a prisoner at the time they come to jail. Money in this account is used by the inmate to pay for medical visits and buy commissary. Commissary includes things the jail does not issue like playing cards, snacks, portable radios, deodorant, etc.
To put money in an inmate’s account you can mail a money order or make a deposit to Access SecureDeposits via a lobby kiosk, the phone, and the internet. Regardless of how Access SecureDeposits is made the fee is just $4.00. Nothing is accepted in person.
- Money orders must be made out to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office to the address found in the mail section of this page. Make sure the inmate’s name is written in the “for” or “remarks” section of the money order. Cash or personal checks are not accepted.
- A Lobby Kiosk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and accepts cash, debit cards, and credit cards.
- Phone deposits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact a bi-lingual Customer Service Representative at 1-866-345-1884 who accepts deposits from debit cards and credit cards.
- Internet deposits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The web address is www.inmatedeposits.com and accepts debit cards and credit cards.
Access SecureDeposits provides the most affordable and reliable way to deposit funds into inmate accounts. Please keep your receipt once a deposit is made. For all questions or problems concerning the kiosk, phone, or internet services contact 1-866-345-1884 Customer Support with your receipt.
Staff cannot give messages to inmates. If you have an emergency message, telephone the jail and ask for the on-duty commanders. Even emergency messages have to be verified before being given to an inmate.
Only collect-call telephones are available to inmates. All personal telephone calls are recorded. A fee is billed to the person called for every call accepted.
Talk time is limited to 15 minutes per call. Calls cannot be made to international numbers and will disconnect if a computer believes you are trying to forward a call to someone else or have a portable phone.
If you accept a lot of calls, the cost will quickly add up on your phone bill. We encourage you to write letters and visit in person so you don’t spend a lot of money.
You can have your telephone number blocked so it cannot be called from jail by asking the on-duty supervisor. The block will stay until you call the on-duty supervisor to have it removed.