El Paso County Jail, early 1900's. In 1873, the people of El Paso County voted to move the county seat to Colorado Springs, where it remains today. In that same year, Sheriff Cornelius Eubank was responsible for the construction of the first jail in El Paso County. Prior to the building of the jail, prisoners were kept by “overseers” in private houses. The fee was $1 a day plus meals. Once prisoners were convicted, they were sent to the Pueblo County Jail for a fee of $105 each.