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Weld County Jail


Facility Information

The Weld County Jail, is the county level detention facility for Weld County, Colorado.  It is operated by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.  The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for a large area; it covers approximately 4,000 square miles.  The Weld County Sheriff’s Office uses a community policing approach to keep each of the four districts in the county safe.  To do so, they may engage resources that are outside of the stereotypical range of law enforcement activities.

The Weld County Jail is located in Greeley, Colorado, which is the County Seat of Weld County.  The Weld County Jail has an inmate capacity generally around 700 inmates, though they can run jail facilities of up to 850 inmates.  In the jail facility, staff members have the goal of returning inmates back to the community better than how they entered the facility, though, if that is not possible, the goal is to at least return people no worse than when they left the facility.

When prisoners first enter the Weld County Jail facility, they are questioned and observed immediately.  The purpose of this immediate observation is to determine whether the inmate is in need of any immediate mental or physical health care.  Prisoners are given the opportunity for a telephone call as soon as possible, assuming that the prisoner is not violent.

During this initial assessment, a nurse and a counselor talk to new prisoners.  The nurse will ask the inmate medical questions, including asking whether an inmate needs to see a doctor, if the inmate needs prescriptions, or has any other medical problems.  The counselor’s job is to talk to the inmate and determine whether they have any mental health needs, including whether they are considering harming themselves or have any other mental health issues.

Prisoners who are detained for longer than 24 hours are classified to determine their appropriate housing units.  Classification involves an examination of a prisoner’s current charges, the prisoner’s past criminal history, a prisoner’s past behavior while incarcerated, and any other related factors.  The goal is to try to make sure that prisoners are housed with prisoners from similar backgrounds.  However, if a prisoner feels that their safety is in jeopardy, then they should inform the staff.

Inmates are housed in housing units called pods.  These pods are each composed of several rooms connected to a larger room.  Each housing pod has a correctional officer working in it, 24 hours a day.  Rooms can have one bed or multiple beds, and each pod can hold up to 80 inmates.

Inmates are required to stay in their cells with the doors closed or locked several times each day.  This is known as a lockdown period.  However, inmates get to be out of their cells up to 10 hours each day.

There is always a nurse in the building, and a jail physician and dentist visit several times each week.  Inmates who have physician and dentist visits that are not required by the nurse are responsible for co-payments.  If you have information about an inmate’s medical condition, whether physical or mental, you can call the jail and speak to the medical unit.

Inmates in the Weld County Jail each receive three nutritionally balanced meals daily.  Inmates have recreational time several times a week.  Inmates have access to indoor gyms, outdoor gyms, and an in-house library.  The jail supplies inmates with basic hygiene supplies and clothing.  Uniforms and beddings are washed and regularly exchanged by the jail.  Inmates must shower at least twice a week.

Weld County Jail Addresses

Physical Address

Weld County Jail
2110 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Mailing Address

Weld County Jail
2110 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate’s Name
Weld County Jail
2110 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631

The Weld County Jail encourages people to send mail to prisoners.  All mail sent to the Weld County Jail is screened.  The jail does not accept some items in the mail, especially mail that could be a risk for safety or security.  All mail must have a return address; mail without a return address is not opened and is returned to the Post Office.  Inmates cannot receive the following items in the mail: packages, food, snacks, stamps, newspapers, books, items with glitter, stamped envelopes, clippings, or anything including glue.  Items that are not accepted by the jail will be returned to sender under most circumstances.  Inmates cannot get more than four pictures or 10 letters at a time.

Inmates can purchase postage-paid envelopes and larger envelopes through the commissary.  Indigent inmates get one free envelope each week.

Phone Numbers

The Weld County Jail’s main information number is 970-356-4015.  You can email Captain Same Kaneta at [email protected], Lieutenant Matthew Turner at [email protected], and Lieutenant Matthew Elbe @ [email protected].  For the bond desk, you can call 970-356-4015 ext. 3922 and ext. 3921.  For visitor information in English you can call 907-356-4015 ext. 4045.   For visitor information in Spanish, you can call 970-356-4015 ext. 4043.  To schedule visits, contact the jail at 970-304-6556.  The non-emergency dispatch number is 970-356-1212.  To contact work release, you can contact the jail at 970-356-4015 ext. 2975.  The number for master control is 970-356-4015 ext. 3960.

Inmate Roster

The Weld County Jail operates a Daily Arrest Report, which includes all arrests from February 14, 2006 up to the present day.  In addition, you can find out information for arrests for recent days.  For each arrested person, you can get the following information: inmate last name, inmate first name, arresting agency, booking number, date of birth, gender, reason for the arrest, and bail amount.  You can also check the custody status of the inmate.  If you click on that link, then it takes you to the Colorado Statewide Vine Link website.  At that website, you can sign up to be notified of any changes in the inmate’s status.

Inmate Bookings / Recent Arrests

The Weld County Jail’s Daily Arrest Report, includes all arrests from February 14, 2006.  To find out the arrests for a certain day, you can select that date in your search parameters.  You can also look to see if there have been any arrests on the date of your search.  The reports include inmate’s first names, last names, date of birth, the arresting agency, the booking number, the gender, the reason for the arrest, and the bail amount for the charges.  For additional information on whether an inmate is still in custody, you can follow the custody status link, which will take you to the Colorado Statewide Vine Link website.


The Weld County Jail’s Daily Arrest Report does not have mugshots for the inmates in custody.

Jail Visitation

All visitors at the Weld County Jail have to use video visitation to facilitate their visits.  You can make an appointment for video visitation over the phone at 970-304-6556.  Visits can be scheduled up to a week in advance.  You can make appointments Mondays from 9:00am to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 10:00pm, and on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  The appointment line is not open on county holidays or when the county is closed based on weather conditions.  Inmate visitations are canceled during county closures.

Inmate visitations are a maximum of 30 minutes long.  Inmate visits are subject to monitoring and recording.

Visitors need to bring a valid picture identification card or a driver’s license; the jail will not accept paper identification or school-issued identification cards for identification.

You cannot bring food, drink, cell phones, or cameras to the visiting monitors.

Visitors must be properly dressed.  The jail prohibits spaghetti straps, tank tops, strapless tops, any cleavage revealing tops, and any see through tops.

There are to be no unauthorized people at the monitors; children who are at visitation must be supervised at all times; visitors cannot bring pets to visitation, but can bring service animals; no flashing of body parts; each visitor’s name and date of birth have to match the jail’s records; and all visitors under the age of 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and those guardians must provide proof of guardianship.

Inmate Phone Privileges

The Weld County Jail does not allow inmates to get incoming phone calls.  In addition, staff will not relay messages to inmates.  If you have an emergency message, you can contact the jail and ask to speak to an on-duty commander.  If the commander can verify your emergency message, then the message may be relayed to the inmate.

Inmates have the ability to make collect-call telephone calls.  All of their personal phone calls are recorded.  For every call from jail that one accepts, there will be a fee charged to the person accepting the call.

Each call is limited to 15 minutes in length.  Calls cannot be made to international numbers.  If you are attempting to forward a call to someone else, or if you have a portable phone, the computer will disconnect.

If you do not want to get calls from the jail, you can contact the on-duty supervisor and have your telephone number blocked.  The block will remain in place up until the time that you have the block removed.

Inmate Trust Accounts  / Commissary

The Weld County Jail operates an inmate commissary system and allows inmates to have trust accounts.  On the day an inmate is admitted to the jail, the Weld County Jail opens an account for them.  Inmates can use the money in those accounts to pay for medical visits or buy commissary items.  Commissary items include things that are not supplied by the jail to its inmates.  Commissary items include things such as snacks, hygiene supplies like deodorant, portable radios, and entertainment items like playing cards.

In order to put money on an inmate’s account, you can do deposits in a number of ways.  You can make deposits to Access SecureDeposits.  You can make deposits at the lobby kiosk, via the phone, and on the internet.  There is a $4.00 fee for deposits made through Access SecureDeposits.  No deposits are accepted in person.

Money orders must be made out to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office and can be mailed to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.  Include the inmate’s name in the “for” or “remarks” section of the money order.  The Weld County Jail will not accept cash or personal checks.   The lobby kiosk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The lobby kiosk accepts cash, debit cards, and credit cards.  Phone deposits are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can contact them at 1-866-345-1884; the phone line is bilingual and accepts debit card and credit card deposits.  You can also make deposits online at  You can make internet deposits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using debit cards and credit cards.

The easiest way to make deposits into an inmate account is to use one of the methods provided by Access SecureDeposits.  They advise you to keep your receipts after making a deposit.  If you have any questions or problems with phone, internet, or kiosk services, you can contact Customer Support at 1-866-345-1884.

Bail Information

In Weld County, bail is set by the Court.  This means that an arrested person may have to see the judge before they can be released from jail.  Bail is the amount of money the judge believes is necessary to ensure a defendant appears in court.  It is not meant to be punitive for a defendant, but simply to be a sufficient amount to ensure that the defendant appears.  Bond is how bail money is guaranteed to the Court.

You can post bond in a number of different ways.  You can use cash, cashier’s checks, or money orders to post a cash bond.  While bond amounts are generally refundable, there is a non-refundable $10 bond fee and a non-refundable $30 booking fee.  All cashier’s checks and money orders that are used for bond must be made payable to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.  You can put your name on the cash bond so that money will be returned to you when the Court releases the bond.  If the person does not go to court, then the bond reverts to the court.

If you are unable to post the full amount of a cash bond, then you can post what is known as a surety bond.  Surety bonds involve using a third person, known as a bondsperson or surety, who will guarantee the bond in the event a defendant does not appear in court.  The Weld County Jail cannot recommend a bondsman.  However, you can look up a bondsperson in the yellow pages or find one online.  Sureties charge a fee, usually a percentage of the bail amount.  Fees to bondspeople are not refundable.


The Weld County Jail is the local jail facility for Weld County, Colorado.  It is located at 2110 O Street, in Greeley, Colorado.  The jail is run by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.  The jail’s phone number is 970-356-4015.  You can look at the Weld County Jail’s recent arrests online or check in Colorado Vine Link to see the custody status of an inmate.

The Weld County Sheriff is Steve Reams.  He has been working with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office since 1997 and has held positions in Detentions and Patrol.  Captain Sam Kanata is in charge of the Weld County Jail.  Inmates at the Weld County Jail are housed in pods and are supervised under direct supervision, which involves detention deputies supervising inmates from within the housing pods.

Inmates at the jail are expected to meet certain expectations.  Inmates have access to commissary services, recreation facilities, exercise time, library service, visitors, and mail service.  In addition, inmates are given access to self-improvement programs depending on the individual inmate’s needs.  There are nurses and counselors available at the jail for inmates who think they need medical services, including mental health services.  Inmates can talk to counselors to find out what is available in the jail facility.  Inmates who have complaints about their treatment in jail can follow a grievance procedure, which is described in The Inmate Handbook.  Inmates can find copies of The Inmate Handbook in each of the housing units.


Warden or Supervisor: Captain Sam Kaneta Daily Inmate Count: 200+ Total Capacity: 779 Security Level(s): minimum - medium

Inmate Name
Weld County Jail
2101 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Phone Number(s): (970) 356-4015
Email Address: [email protected]

2101 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631