Detention Services

Chaplaincy Unit

The Chaplaincy Unit provides 52 weekly program offerings to inmates.


The religion group is led by a full-time, on-staff chaplain and is supplemented with the hard work of approximately 90 lay and clerical volunteers. Religious studies for people of any religious faith are available through volunteer staff, and some worship services are offered regularly.

The chaplain provides pastoral care to inmates who request such services.
Additionally, the chaplain and chaplain volunteers of various faiths offer chapel services, religious education programs and individual ministry to inmates.
The chaplain's office also provides limited supplies of religious books and materials per inmate request.

Religious Emergencies

If someone related to an inmate has died or is seriously ill and hospitalized, contact the chaplain’s office at 303-271-5398 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. After hours, call 303-277-0211 and ask to speak to a jail supervisor. Provide the following information to the chaplain or supervisor (jail staff will verify all information before notifying an inmate of any emergency):

  • Name of the person who is seriously ill or has died
  • Name, address and telephone number of the hospital or funeral home
  • Name of the inmate
  • Name and phone number of the person the inmate should contact

Religious Donations

Please contact the chaplain’s office at 303-271-5398 if you have any religious books you wish to donate to the inmate library. Soft-cover religious book donations are welcome.