The Arapahoe County Detention Facility in Centennial, Arapahoe County, Colorado, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Arapahoe County Detention Facility are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Arapahoe County Detention Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Arapahoe County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Colorado Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Arapahoe County Detention Facility are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers. In addition, Arapahoe County houses the following juvenile facility: Arapahoe County Juvenile Detention Center.
Each inmate is allowed 3 visits per week but only one per day. The visits are approximately 30 minutes each.
Up to 2 people are allowed to visit the inmate at a time as long as they are both on the approved visitation list.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Arapahoe County Detention Facility may allow you an extended visitation. Call (County Jail) 303-795-4524 to ask for special consideration.
Call (County Jail) 303-795-4524 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.