(970) 244-3500

Mesa County Jail MinistryIn an effort to curb recidivism, the Detention Facility uses various volunteers from a wide variety of local churches to provide religious opportunities in our jail facility. The Detention Facility recognizes the need for Spiritual guidance and direction within the Jail. A variety of Religious programs and services are offered all headed up by a full time Chaplain, Chaplain Douglas Winter. The Chaplain recruits, trains and works with a large group of volunteers to provide for the spiritual needs of all the inmates. The Chaplain provides for various faiths including Christian, Jewish, Messianic Judaism, Muslim, Pagan and all other faith groups.


Bible Study

Chaplain Services

The Volunteers and Chaplain offer the following services to all inmates:

  • Bible Studies
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Bibles and other religious materials
  • Death notifications
  • Crisis management
  • A religious library, and non-religious books for inmate housing bookshelves.

The Chaplain also provides support services for all Sheriff’s Office Deputies and staff.


The Chaplain accepts paperback book donations.  These can be dropped off at the Mesa County Detention Facility during normal business hours Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  We ask that the books be in good shape and not falling apart.  We do not accept any hardback, Romance or True Crime books.  


You can reach Chaplain Doug Winter at (970) 244-3351 office or (970) 712-2568 cell.  Visit the Mesa County Jail Ministry website.

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Chaplain Winter is supported by the Mesa County Jail Ministry, a 501c3 non-Profit organization.