Douglas County Jail Roster
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office's main mission is to serve. They have taken an oath to uphold the law, safeguard lives and property as well as protect the innocent. They have met the highest standards in law enforcement and have been awarded the Triple Crown accreditation.
Sheriff and Command Staff
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is headed by Sheriff Tony Spurlock. The Undersheriff is Holly Nicholson-Kluth. Both of them are assisted by Administrative Services Chief Deputy Tim Moore and Law Enforcement Chief Deputy Steve Johnson.
Records show that Sheriff Charles F. Parkhurst was the first Sheriff who served from 1862-1863. John Hammond holds the record for the longest serving Sheriff in county history. He served for 24 years.
Inmate activities and programs
The Douglas County Jail offers inmates the chance to earn an education and achieve considerable personal growth through several programs. A core belief of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is that by giving inmates the opportunity to better themselves, the will be much less likely to re-offend and also return to the community as productive and law-abiding citizens.
The programs offered by the Douglas County Jail are as follows.
- An electronic legal resource system funded by the inmates
- Alcoholics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery
- Anger Management therapy
- Bible study along with Sunday worship services
- Character First
- Effective Communication
- GED preparatory class
- Life skills and thinking for a Change class promote happiness and peace in life
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Pet Therapy sessions
- The quest for Authentic Manhood, this helps inmates understand what they need to do as fathers
- Read-A-Book gives inmates the opportunity to record their voice reading books to send to their children
Recreational activities such as watching television and movies, playing cards, reading books from the jail library and participating in sports such as basketball, walking and jogging are afforded to inmates. Inmates are also allowed to read the daily newspaper and use the internet to access limited web content. Inmates also have the opportunity to earn money or time off their sentences by working as a Pod Worker or a Trustee.
Medical assessment during booking is given to everyone who is arrested. A full physical is given to inmates within two weeks of custody. The Douglas County Jail also has a team of mental health staff to help people in custody. There is also medical staff who is on duty 24/7. The medical unit is equipped with examination rooms, hospital beds and a negative airflow room.
Inmates receive three meals a day during their stay. Prisoners are given a risk assessment on entry to the jail. This is done so that people who are arrested for misdemeanors are separated from people arrested for felonies. This is done for the safety of all inmates.
Inmates are allowed to send and receive mail. However, the inmate to inmate mail is strictly not allowed.
Follow these guidelines if you’d like to write to an inmate.
- You must include a return name and address
- Stickers, gloss paper, laminated products, crayon, lipstick, and cutouts from magazines aren’t allowed
- Greeting cards are permitted. Greeting cards with foil, glue, felt, glitter and so on will be disposed of
- Personal property isn’t accepted
- Hardback books are not accepted. Books and appropriate magazines must come directly from the publisher
- Jail staff are not authorized to send inmates messages on your behalf
- Writing materials such as envelopes and stamps are not allowed to be sent to any inmates. They are permitted to buy supplies at the commissary
You can contact the jail by dialing 303-660-7550. You can contact an inmate by dialing 866-516-0115. The address of the facility is as follows.
4000 Justice Way