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There are two ways to bond a person out of jail:
1. If you have cash in the amount of the bond, you can bring it to the Sheriff's Office and post the bond yourself. You will be required to provide picture identification. A deputy will assist you in filling out the bond forms. Your money will not be returned until after the person bonded appears in court, and the judge releases the bond. When the bond is released, a check will be mailed to you from the court.
2. You can contact a bondsman licensed in Colorado and they can post the bond. A bondsman will charge a percentage of the bond (generally 15%) and require some type of collateral. You must contact the bondsman directly for their rates and requirements.
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No, you may not bring any books or other reading materials with you. The only books that are allowed into the facility must come directly from the publisher and be addressed to the inmate. Inmates serving extended sentences must make arrangements for these to be picked up at the time of release; however, staff may require excess materials be picked up prior to release. Inmates may donate these materials to the SMC Jail library.
Yes, you may; however, the same rules apply as if you were mailing the letter. You must have all correspondence in an envelope, along with your return address and addressed as follows:
Inmate's Name SMC Jail
684 CR, 63L Road
Telluride, CO 81435
All persons sentenced to the San Miguel County Jail are responsible for the following prior to or at the time of arrival: 1) Bring a $30.00 booking fee (to be paid in cash at the time of reporting); 2) There is no parking at the jail; 3) Bring a picture ID as it is required; 4) Note that all medications must be pre-approved through the jail medical services (call jail for information). No medications will be permitted without approval of jail medical services; 5) DO NOT report to jail under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including marijuana); 6) All persons sentenced to the jail are required to work under statutory requirement; 7) DO NOT bring valuables other than cash for the purchase of commissary items, phone cards and/or booking fee; 8) Note that Commissary is once per week (Monday); 9) Visitation is once per week (Sunday), 2 pm to 5 pm. Picture ID is required.; 10) Phone cards must be purchased for phone use unless the phone being called can receive collect calls; 11) DO NOT bring books, magazines and/or newspapers to the jail. San Miguel County Jail has a publisher-only rule; 12) White undergarments may be brought to the jail. These items will be washed prior to usage. Women may bring in bras without a wire underwire; 13) Persons sentenced longer than two (2) weeks will be required to purchase personal hygiene items. Hygiene items are not allowed to be brought into the facility; 14) Bring all appropriate court paperwork with you. If you have further questions, call the Jail directly at 970-728-1911 (Option 2)