Adams County Jail


In Brighton, Colorado, the Adams County Detention Facility primarily serves as a pretrial holding center. It is a maximum-security facility with a capacity of 1600 beds and is situated at 150 North 19th Street, PO Box 5001, Brighton, CO, 80601. The facility caters to the needs of individuals accused of misdemeanor offenses who are unable to post bail or are awaiting their court hearings.


The Adams County Detention Facility, CO receives inmates apprehended by the Adams County Sheriffs Office deputies, the Brighton Police Department, as well as federal agencies. It serves as a correctional facility for these individuals until their trial or sentencing.

inmate phone calls

According to the regulations, inmates are prohibited from receiving phone calls in most correctional facilities. However, they can make outgoing calls through the use of a phone calling card or by making a collect call. It is important to note that all phone calls made by the inmates are monitored and recorded, so they must be cautious and avoid saying anything that may incriminate them further.

Visitation Rules and schedules


Adams Detention Facility Visiting Schedule


Sunday: Last name starting with A-G

 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Tuesday: Last name starting with N-R

 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Thursday: Last name starting with S-Z

 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Saturday: Last name starting with H-M

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


In-person visits are usually allowed in correctional facilities, but if the visiting room reaches its maximum capacity, closed-access video visits may be conducted instead. 


To visit an inmate, visitors are required to bring a valid identification card and wear appropriate clothing. Offensive or revealing attire may result in denial of visitation privileges.


It is important to note that visitors are screened for any outstanding warrants, and if an individual is found to have one, they may be subject to arrest if they attempt to visit an inmate.


depositing money for inmates

Individuals can send funds to the Adams County Detention Facility in the form of cash, checks, or money orders to:

Inmate Name

Inmate ID

Adams County Detention Facility

PO Box 5001

Brighton, Colorado 80601

However, if sending a money order, it must be made payable to ACDF, which stands for Adams County Detention Facility.

mailing a letter/package

Inmates may receive mail at:


Inmate Name

Inmate ID

Adams County Detention Facility

PO Box 5001

Brighton, Colorado 80601



In most correctional facilities, all incoming and outgoing mail sent to inmates is closely monitored and read by staff members. This measure is taken to ensure the safety and security of the facility and its occupants. Any contraband items found during the inspection process, such as drugs, will be confiscated immediately.


In the case of sending a package to an inmate, individuals are advised to contact the correctional facility directly to obtain approval beforehand. To do so, they can call the jail at (303) 654-1850 and follow the necessary procedures to ensure that the package meets the facility’s guidelines and regulations.

inmate healthcare provision

The correctional facility employs medical personnel, including nurses, who are responsible for administering medication and addressing minor health issues that may arise among inmates. However, in the event of a severe medical emergency, sick or injured inmates are immediately transported to Platte Valley Medical Center or other medical facilities located nearby for prompt and appropriate medical attention.

Adams county sheriff department

Rick Reigenborn is the current Sheriff in charge of the Adams County Sheriffs Office, where he serves as the head law enforcement officer responsible for maintaining public safety and security in the region. Those who need to reach him for official business can do so by calling 303-654-1850.


The Jail Division of the Adams County Sheriffs Office oversees the management and operations of the Adams County Detention Facility, where

inmates are housed. The division is tasked with providing a secure and humane environment for inmates in custody. This includes managing their movements,

behavior, and transportation to and from court appearances. The division is comprised of several sections and units, including Booking, Court Security,

Civil Unit, Detectives, Transport, Bonding, Court Services, Programs, Jail Records, Supervised Release, and Technical Services.

overview of adams county

Adams County, Colorado has an interesting history that dates back to May 30, 1854, when the Kansas-Nebraska Act created the Territory of Nebraska and Territory of Kansas. The future Adams County was located in a strip of northern Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory, just south of the Nebraska Territory.

In 1859, John D. “Colonel Jack” Henderson, a former editor and proprietor of the Leavenworth Journal, built a ranch, trading post, and hotel on Henderson Island in the South Platte River in Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory. The island became the first permanent settlement in the South Platte River Valley between Fort Saint Vrain in the Nebraska Territory and the Cherry Creek Diggings in the Kansas Territory. Henderson sold meat and provisions to gold seekers on their way up the South Platte River Trail to the gold fields during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. Today, the site of Henderson Island is the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds.


On January 29, 1861, the eastern portion of the Kansas Territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Kansas, and on February 28, 1861, the remaining western portion of the territory became part of the new Colorado Territory. The Colorado Territory created Arapahoe County on November 1, 1861, and Colorado was admitted to the Union on August 1, 1876.


In 1901, the Colorado General Assembly voted to divide Arapahoe County into three parts: a new Adams County, a new consolidated City and County

of Denver, and the remainder of the Arapahoe County, which would be renamed South Arapahoe County. However, a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court,

subsequent legislation, and a referendum delayed the creation of Adams County until November 15, 1902. Governor James Bradley Orman designated Brighton as the temporary Adams County Seat. Adams County originally spanned 160 miles (260 kilometers) from present-day Sheridan Boulevard to the Kansas state border.


On May 12, 1903, the eastern 88 miles (142 kilometers) of Adams County was transferred to the new Washington County and the new Yuma County, reducing the length of Adams County to the present 72 miles (116 kilometers). On November 8, 1904, Adams County voters chose Brighton as the permanent county


Additional resources

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