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Baca County Jail

The Baca County Jail, situated in Springfield, Colorado, is a medium-security County Jail that detains inmates awaiting trial or serving jail sentences. The facility is managed by over 44 correctional officers responsible for ensuring the inmates’ safety and security. On average, the Baca County Jail hosts approximately 500 inmates daily.

For further details about inmates housed in the Baca County Jail, interested persons can visit the Baca County Jail’s official website.


mailing a letter/package to inmates

To send letters to an inmate, certain guidelines must be followed to comply with U.S. Postal Service regulations. These include:

  • Writing the inmate’s full name (the name they were registered under in the facility), cell/quarters assignment, and facility address in the upper left corner of the envelope.
  • Including the full name and address of the recipient of the letter.
  • Placing the envelope for pickup in the morning when breakfast is being distributed. In dormitories, it should be given to the housing official.


conversations via telephone

Inmates at the Baca County Jail are permitted to make outbound calls. However, they cannot receive incoming calls, and therefore you cannot call an inmate at the facility.

depositing money to inmates

Any cash that an inmate had at the time of their booking at Baca County Jail is transferred to their Prisoner Cash Reserve via the kiosk machine in the booking area. Any outstanding balance from previous bookings will also be charged to their account at this time. During their incarceration, any expenses incurred such as purchases from the commissary, medical bills, or phone card charges will be deducted from their reserve. Upon release, any remaining balance will be returned to the inmate.

If an inmate is transferred to another facility, such as the Colorado Branch of Criminal Equity Institutional Division, their remaining reserve balance will be released to that facility. The inmate is not permitted to release their cash to anyone other than a holding facility, and cash requests will not be accepted at Baca County Jail.


visiting rules and regulations

The visitation process at Baca County Jail operates on a first come, first served basis. Visitors are allowed to join 30 minutes before the start of the visitation time and must be present 30 minutes before the end of the visiting hours. Every visitor must present a state-issued identification card, preferably a picture ID. However, any form of positive identification, such as a social security card, birth certificate or other acceptable form of ID confirmed by the Baca County Jail Director will also be accepted. Visits are limited to 20 minutes per inmate and each inmate can only receive a maximum of 3 visits per week. Only two visitors are allowed in the visitation room at any given time, but within this limit, the inmate may have several visitors in the designated time frame. Each visitor must sign in to the visitation logbook by the visitation officer. Any visitor who is not signed in will not be allowed to visit. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitation Hours


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7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


baca county sheriff department

The Baca County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency situated in Springfield, Colorado that upholds public safety in Baca County by executing law enforcement duties and supervising county jails and inmates. Its law enforcement responsibilities include patrolling unincorporated areas of the county or areas not covered by the municipal police force, as well as enforcing legal judgments such as foreclosures, repossessions, and tax delinquencies.

If you have any queries about the Baca County Sheriff’s Office, you can contact them for information on the following: 

  • Inmate listings in Baca County Jail 
  • Communicating and visiting Baca County inmates
  • Records of county jail and mugshots 
  • Public safety and criminal activity in Baca County 
  • Sales and auctions organized by the Sheriff’s Office
  • Law enforcement in BacaCounty


overview of baca county

Baca County was established by the Colorado legislature in 1889, by carving out the eastern parts of Las Animas County. The county was named after Felipe Baca, a pioneer and Colorado territorial legislator. Prior to the 1880s, there was limited activity in the county, apart from along the Cutoff Branch of the Santa Fe Trail that crosses its southeastern corner. The 1910s saw an increase in acreage that could be homesteaded due to wet years, which led to expansion.

Additionally, World War I brought about an increase in demand for agricultural products. The Santa Fe Railroad’s arrival in 1926 brought new towns and a population surge. During the 1930s, the Dust Bowl hit Baca County hard. This prompted the federal government to take soil conservation measures, including buying cultivated land to return it to grassland. Currently, the U.S. Forest Service supervises 220,000 acres of Comanche National Grassland, which were acquired in the 1930s. These areas include Carrizo Creek and Picture Canyon. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is responsible for the recreational areas at Two Buttes Lake and Turk’s Pond.


Additional resources

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Baca County Jail Inmate Search

Baca County Jail

265 E 2nd Ave, Springfield, CO 81073