Jail Capacity Data Collection
House Bill 19-1297 enacted in May 31, 2019 requires county jails to collect information regarding their facility and inmates and report this information to the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) on a quarterly basis. The bill may be found here
Submissions are due the third Friday of the first month of each quarter (January, April, July and October), with the first report due January 17, 2020.
If a jail fails to submit a report within thirty days of the due date, the Executive Director of Public Safety is mandated to notify the jail that they are not in compliance ( C.R.S. 17-26-118(4)(c) ).
Data Submission Format
DCJ has created an Excel Spreadsheet which contains the items mandated by HB19-1297. The spreadsheet can be downloaded at Jail Capacity Template v1.xlsx
Documentation on the data collection requirements can be downloaded from: HB19-1297 Documentation.pdf
Where to Send Submissions
Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com
Questions about the reporting requirements or problems reporting may also be sent to this address.