The Metro Detention Facility is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 210 South Tejon Street 80903. The jail staff can be reached by calling (719) 520-7100.If you are looking to post bail for an inmate at Metro Detention Facility fill out the form at the top of this page.
About Metro Detention Facility
The Metro Detention Facility is the downtown holding facility for El Paso County in Colorado. The jail is located in Colorado Springs, adjacent to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Courthouse. The original housing section was built in the fall of 1973. This is a temporary detention center for inmates that are waiting for arraignment, trial or transfer to the state prison, as well as work release inmates. The facility is directly supervised by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Detention Bureau, lead by the Bureau Chief Paula Presley. The Metro Detention Facility initially had the capacity to house 300 inmates but due to overcrowding at other prisons it has been expanded to hold 350. The jail currently operates at a daily average of 90 to 100 percent capacity. The goal of the Metro jail staff is to provide a safe environment for inmates with opportunities and programs from personal growth.
Local Bail Bond Companies
If a bondsman is needed to secure your release from the Metro Detention Facility you can find several in the local area. Some of the best El Paso County bail bond companies include:
Metro Jail Services
The Metro Detention Facility offers an extensive work release program for its minimum security inmates. They also offer a comprehensive work training program for inmates who may need to learn new skills to re-enter the workforce. The Offender Management Section of the El Paso Sheriff's office is responsible for managing the alternative sentencing programs like work release and job training. In addition to these work programs they also offer extensive reintegration and recovery programs. For more information on the Metro Detention Facility services and programs contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at (719) 520-7100.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
El Paso has a total population of 604,542. The population has increased by 87,609 (17%) from 2000 through 2009. The population density is 284.2 and covers 2,127 square miles.
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