House Bill 19-1297 enacted on 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.
The dashboard and data for HB19-1297 data may be found here.
2022 Due Dates
Submissions are due the third Friday of the first month of each quarter (January, April, July, and October).
|Reporting Quarter||Due Date||Snapshot Date||Prior Quarter Dates||Prior 365 Days Dates|
|Q1||Jan. 21, 2022||Jan. 1, 2022||Oct. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021||Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021|
|Q2||Apr. 15, 2022||Apr. 1, 2022||Jan. 1, 2022 - Mar. 31, 2022||Apr. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022|
|Q3||Jul. 15, 2022||Jul. 1, 2022||Apr. 1, 2022 - Jun. 30, 2022||Jul. 1, 2021 - Jun. 30, 2022|
|Q4||Oct. 21, 2022||Oct. 1, 2022||Jul. 1, 2022 - Sep. 30, 2022||Oct. 1, 2021 - Sep. 30, 2022|
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 two Excel Spreadsheets which contain the items mandated by HB19-1297 and HB21-1211. The Jail Capacity Template is for entering aggregate level information. The Restrictive Housing Template is designed for jails with bed counts over 400 to report on their use of restrictive housing.
Please name your submission file [County-Quarter-Year.xlsx]. For example Phillips-Q1-2022.xlsx
Please name your Restrictive Housing submission file [RH-County-Quarter-Year.xlsx]. For example: RH-Arapahoe-Q1-2022.xlsx
Documentation on the data collection requirements can be downloaded from HB19-1297 Documentation.pdf
Where to Send Submissions
Submissions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the reporting requirements or problems reporting may also be sent to this address.