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About the team

The Shakedown Team is responsible for searching all areas of the Mesa County Detention Facility for any type of contraband, such as weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or other nuisance contraband.

Searches are conducted at undisclosed times and locations several times throughout the year to ensure the safety and security of the inmates and the facility

Examples of some weapons found during a Shakedown

Photograph of Spork with end ground into a point to be used as a weapon
Photograph of Razor made into a weapon with a wrapped handle and a ruler measuring