The Arapahoe County Jail houses offenders from across the county
The Arapahoe County Jail does a lot more than you might realize. Cities within the county only have short term holding areas for offenders awaiting trail and sentencing. The majority of the individuals who commit crimes in Arapahoe County await their trails and sentencing in the Arapahoe County Jail.
Today the jail, which was originally build to hold 360 inmates, regularly houses 1,100 inmates. The booking area, where inmates are held while their processed or moved from court or other facilities, was built to hold 29 offenders and now regularly holds 80 inmates or more.