Inmate Welfare and Safety

Everyone who is arrested receives a medical assessment during the booking process. Inmates receive a full physical within the first 14 days of custody. Mental Health staff is available daily to meet the needs of people in custody. Our facility has a contract to provide medical services with the Telluride Medical Center 24/7. Inmates are given basic hygiene items and three meals a day during their stay.


The Sheriff’s Office partners with the Center for Mental Health to provide behavioral health services during their stay and works to uphold the continuity of care upon release.  The jail also partners with San Miguel County Social Services to connect inmates with eligible services and benefits for basic needs when they are released back into the community. The jail is compliant with the Americans with Disability Act.


The jail is committed to providing a safe environment for inmates and staff. One way that happens is by giving each inmate a “risk assessment” when they enter the jail. Each person is classified into low-to-high risk pods so that people arrested for misdemeanors are set apart from people arrested for felonies. Our housing units are staffed round the clock to secure each pod and supervise activities.