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Jefferson County jail inmate with COVID-19-related symptoms dies

An inmate in the Jefferson County Jail who had self-reported experiencing COVID-19 symptoms has died after being found unresponsive in his cell. According to a press release from the Jefferson County … more

A dozen Jeffco jail deputies test positive for COVID-19 antibodies

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced on April 16 that 12 deputies who work in the county jail have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 antibodies, which indicate they either currently … more

Jeffco Sheriff’s office releasing inmates, prohibiting jail visits in response to COVID-19

County officials have continued to respond to the COVID-19 crisis this week by announcing several operational changes aimed at helping to contain the spread of the disease. The Jefferson County … more

Seventh floor of Jeffco jail reopened to house inmates exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has reopened a portion of the seventh floor of the county jail and is using it to house inmates that are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. JCSO Public … more

Jeffco commissioners on budget situation

Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place for all to thrive. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services. But as our population grows, so does demand for public safety, … more

Jefferson County cities call for more jail funding

On Feb. 13, the municipal police chiefs of Jefferson County — representing Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Mountain View, Westminster and Wheat Ridge — submitted a letter to the … more

Jeffco DA cites ‘significant concerns’ about jail releases

On Feb. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced it would be releasing 23 inmates early as the jail population was once again two percent above its capacity of 1,148 beds. Those releases … more

Jefferson County wrestling with more budget cuts

From the ongoing release of jail inmates following the closure of a floor of the county jail to a heated discussion about the future of the Jeffco fairgrounds, budget cuts and their fallout have been … more

Jefferson County Sheriff, County Commissioners discuss lingering jail crisis

When Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader told the county Board of Commissioners that the county was nearing the next stage of its jail crowding crisis, it provided an opportunity for Shrader and … more

Jeffco Sheriff says residents should expect jail releases to continue at least through 2020

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said county residents should expect to see inmates released early from the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for the rest of the year. The Sheriff’s … more
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