(970) 244-3500

*** The Mesa County Detention Facility (MCDF) has modified operations as a precaution due to COVID-19. Detention Lobby remains open, however, you are encouraged to use online services***

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Inmate Funds

Inmates are allowed to spend up to $100 a week on commissary items. Commissary is ordered on Wednesdays and delivered on Saturdays for all inmates.


To deposit money on an inmate’s commissary account or “books,” you have several options:

    1. You may make cash or credit card deposits on the lobby kiosk.

You will need a government ID to use the kiosk. The kiosk will not accept coins or dollar bills.
The Detention Lobby hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday – Friday, except on holidays.

    2. You may also make credit card deposits online at www.accesscorrections.com or via phone at 1-866-345-1884.


Inmate Property Release

  • Property Release ImageInmates who have not yet been housed and are currently in Booking may have property released at any time during business hours.
  • Inmates who have been housed may have their property released to a designated person on:

Mondays            3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fridays              12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Inmates must fill out a Property Release Form prior to the release time. (Found on inmate tablet and in Booking)
  • If you are receiving the property, you will need to present a valid government-issued photo ID.
  • There will be no property releases on County-observed holidays.

Inmate Mail

You may contact an inmate in the Detention Facility by sending mail to:

The Inmate's Full Name and booking number
c/o Mesa County Detention Facility
P.O. Box 20000-5017
Grand Junction, CO 81502

Mail is delivered to the inmates between Midnight and 7:00 a.m., Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. Please allow several extra days for mail to reach an inmate, due to sorting, screening, and security reasons.

All personal incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband. In addition, all outgoing mail may be opened and inspected. Incoming legal mail that bears a professional letterhead will be opened and inspected in front of the inmate.

  • Jokes and letters are accepted as long as they are appropriate.
  • Only State and Federal issued checks are accepted through the mail.
  • One page, computer generated, yearly or monthly calendars are accepted.
  • W-2's and tax information are accepted.
  • Photographs are acceptable as long as they are no larger than 9"x 11" and of appropriate content. Photos of nudity will not be allowed. A maximum of five photos will be accepted. Inmates may not exceed five photos in their possession at one time.
  • Paperback books and magazines will ONLY be accepted when mailed directly from the publisher. For example: Books sent directly from the Double Day Book Club, BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com will be accepted. Books sent from local bookstores will not. The content of the book or magazine must be appropriate or it will be returned to sender.
  • Cut-outs or articles from magazines
  • Binders of any type
  • Jewelry
  • Payroll checks
  • Car titles
  • Stamps, envelopes and/or blank papers (Inmates can purchase through commissary) 
  • Musical cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Packages of any kind will not be accepted without prior approval.

Inmate Email

inmate emailFriends and family members who want to communicate with inmates electronically may do so by first setting up an account at www.gettingout.com

Once inmates are placed into housing, they may have access to tablet-like devices that will permit them to send and receive electronic messages similar to email.

Not all housing areas have access to tablet-like devices.

Note: All inmate personal emails are subject to monitoring.


Jail Information Line

(970) 244-3536 (recording)