The Bent County Jail primarily holds inmates for Bent County, Otero County, Colorado Department of Corrections and Kiowa County. The Jail serves as a back up holding facility for Cheyenne and Pueblo Counties.
The facility was built in 1999-2000 to replace the 1902 Jail located next to the Bent County Courthouse. The Jail was originally a built for an Inmate capacity of 46 Inmates and was expanded to 94 Bed capacity in 2020.
The Bent County Jail is staffed with one Lieutenant, two Sergeants and 15 Deputy Sheriff's.
The Jail Division is also responsible for Security of the Bent County Courthouse.
The Bent County Dispatch Center is located inside of the Jail Facility and provides master control services for the facility.