Colorado State Records

Colorado Inmate Records

Colorado inmate records contain official records of individuals detained, booked or incarcerated in jails, correctional inmate facilities, or penal institutions run by the state or any of its cities, counties or municipalities. Depending on the correctional facility, inmate records may provide genera information such as the inmate’s name, sex, date of birth and physical features. Inmate records may also include details of the offender’s sentence and conviction, such as the inmate’s assigned facility, release date, and parole eligibility date (if any). Some or all of these records can be accessed by the public in compliance with Colorado’s Open Records Act (CORA).

Colorado Jail Structure

The oversight of Colorado’s correction system falls under the purview of the Colorado Department of Correction (CDOC). It manages 20 state-run correctional inmate facilities that house over 20,000 offenders. It’s also affiliated with several for-profit prisons. Different facilities offer varying security levels. However, all inmates with a death sentence are housed at the Sterling Correctional Facility. The CDOC is headquartered at

1250 Academy Park Loop,
Colorado Springs,
CO 80910, United States
(719) 579-9580

What’s the difference between County and State prisons?

The primary difference between Colorado state prisons and county jails is the agency responsible for their oversight. State prisons are controlled by the Colorado DOC, while county correctional inmate facilities are controlled by the county’s law enforcement arm.

How Do I Send money to an Offender?

Friends and family members can send money to an offender using any of three payment companies: GTL, Western Union, and JPay. All three companies provide electronic mediums for payments. Members of the public can make electronic payments to incarcerated parties by either:

  • Paying online using a debit or credit card
  • Making payments over the phone using a credit or debit card

Physical payments can also be made at any of the company locations in any part of the country. The amount of time required to process a payment as well as the rate for payment varies depending on the time of payment and the type of payment method used.

How do I Contact an Offender?

Members of the public can contact offenders incarcerated in a Colorado facility by email, telephone or U.S mail. Interested parties are advised to familiarize themselves with the departmental policies of any of these communication options.

Phone calls are managed by the Colorado Inmate Phone System, while emails are sent over the JPay platform. Callers will need an active account to receive collect calls from an offender, while emails will require an active JPay account as well as an inmate DOC number. Messages send by U.S mail should include a clearly addressed envelope that features the

  • Offender’s name
  • Offender number
  • Facility
  • Facility mailing address
  • Return Address.

Can Anyone Visit an Inmate in a Colorado Facility?

Anyone may visit an inmate as long as they are featured on the approved list. To become approved, interested parties must mail a completed visitor application form to the specific facility. Minors and children under 18 must submit a visitation form with the signature of the parent or legal guardian authorizing the visit. The exact number of visitors permitted as well as the length of the visits varies with different facilities, depending on the amount of space and facility’s schedule. Most Colorado facilities run with a strict dress code that prevents visitors from wearing any out that exposes the stomach, midriff, back or cleavage. Visitors are also prevented from wearing any bottom or top clothing that is colored solid orange, gray or green.

Location of Correctional Facilities in Colorado

Find below the location and contact address of correctional centers and facilities in the state of Colorado, including public and private prisons.

Arrowhead Correctional Center – ACC
E. US Highway 50 & Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 269-5601
Fax: (719) 269-5650

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 300
Cañon City, CO 81215-0300

Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility - AVCF
12750 Highway 96 at Lane 13
Ordway, CO 81034
Phone: (719) 267-3520
Fax: (719) 267-5024

Mailing Address:
12750 Highway 96
Ordway, CO 81034

Buena Vista Correctional Facility - BVCC
15125 Highway 24 & 285
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-2404
Fax: (719) 395-7214

Mailing Address:
BVCF
P.O. Box 2017
Buena Vista, CO 81211

BVMC
P.O. Box 2005
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Colorado Correctional Center - CCC
15445 South Golden Road.
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 273-1620
Fax: (303) 279-4407

Mailing Address:
Colorado Correctional Center
15445 South Golden Road
Golden, Colorado 80401

Centennial Correctional Facility - CCF
E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO 81215
Phone: (719) 269-4810
Fax: (719) 269-5545

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 600
Cañon City, CO 81215

Colorado State Penitentiary - CSP
E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO 81215
Phone: (719) 269-5120
Fax: (719) 269-5125

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 777
Cañon City, CO 81215

Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility - CTCF
275 West US Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81215
Phone: (719) 275-4181
Fax: (719) 269-4115

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1010
Canon City, CO 81215-1010

Delta Correctional Center – DCC
11363 Lockhart Road
Delta, CO 81416
Phone: (970) 874-7614
Fax: (970) 874-5810

Mailing Address:
11363 Lockhart Road
Delta, CO 81416

Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center - DRDC
10900 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80239
Phone: (303) 371-4804
Fax: (303) 307-2514

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 392004
Denver, CO 80239

Denver Women's Correctional Facility - DWCF
3600 Havana St.
Denver, CO 80239
Phone: (303) 371-4804
Fax: (303) 307-2514

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 392005
Denver, CO 80239

Fremont Correctional Facility - FCF
E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO 81215
Phone: (719) 269-5002
Fax: (719) 269-5020

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 999
Cañon City, CO 81215

Four Mile Correctional Center - FMCC
E US Highway 50 & Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 269-5601
Fax: (719) 269-5343

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 300
Cañon City, CO 81215-0300

Limon Correctional Facility – LCF
49030 State Hwy 71 South
Limon, CO 80826
Phone: (719) 775-9221
Fax: (719) 775-7607

Mailing Address:
49030 Colorado 71 South
Limon, CO 80826

La Vista Correctional Facility - LVCF
1401 W. 17th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 544-4800
Fax: (719) 583-5909

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3
Pueblo, CO 81002

Rifle Correctional Center – RCC
200 County Road 219
Rifle, CO 81650
Phone: (970) 625-7578
Fax: (970) 625-7565

Mailing Address:
200 County Road 219
Rifle, CO 81650

San Carlos Correctional Facility - SCCF
410 W. 13th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 544-4800
Fax: (719) 583-5510

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3
Pueblo, CO 8100

Skyline Correctional Center – SCC
E US Highway 50 & Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 269-5601
Fax: (719) 269-5404

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 300
Cañon City, CO 81215-0300

Sterling Correctional Facility-SCF
12101 Hwy 61
Sterling, CO 80751
Phone: (970) 521-5010
Fax: (970) 521-8225

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6000
Sterling, CO 80751

Trinidad Correctional Facility - TCF
21000 Highway 350 East
Model, CO 81059
Phone: (719) 845-3226
Fax: (719) 845-3237

Mailing Address:
21000 Highway 350 East
Model, CO 81059

Youthful Offender System – YOS
1300 West 13th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 544-4800
Fax: (719) 583-5755

Mailing Address:
1300 West 13th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

Private Prisons

Bent County Correctional Facility – BCCF
Facility Location:
11560 Road FF75
Las Animas, CO 81054
Phone: (719) 456-2610
Fax: (719) 456-2615

Mailing Address:
11560 Road FF75
Las Animas, CO 81054

Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center – CMRC
2925 E. Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: (719) 390-0125
Fax: (719) 390-8151

Mailing Address:
2925 E. Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Crowley County Correctional Facility – CCCF
6564 State Highway 96
Olney Springs, CO 81062
Phone: (719) 267-3548
Fax: (719) 267-4517

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 100
Olney Springs, CO 81062

How to Find Inmate Information in County Jails

Most of the counties in Colorado provide public access to inmate information via the city police or county sheriff website. For instance, the Denver Sheriff Department maintains a Denver online inmate search tool that allows for searches using a name, booking no, or CD number, while the El Paso County Sheriff offers an identical tool that allows for searches by booking number or last name. The Arapahoe County Sheriff provides online Arapahoe inmate information on charges, bonds, and inmate information on its website, while the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office manages a public inmate lookup tool that provides information on persons held in custody. Alternatively, interested parties can obtain information on inmates by contacting the county’s support desk or sending a request to the local city police department.

How to Find Inmate Information in Colorado State Jails

The Colorado Department of Correction provides public access to general inmate information via a searchable online locator tool. Members of the public can conduct searches using different criteria. Searches can be done using an inmate’s first and last name (no hyphens) or using a known DOC number. Searches can also be filtered to reveal inmates based on gender. Interested parties can also discover the location of an inmate by calling at (719) 226-488.

Note: Inmate records on the online platform may take up to 24 hours to reflect changes in an offender’s housing status.

Colorado State Archives

State Archives

Contact:(719) 215-4147

Results Include

Full Criminal Case Details:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Blackmail
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Infractions
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstruction
  • Perjury
  • Parole Violation
  • Probation Violation
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Solicitation
  • Theft

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

Watchtower and buildings of Colorado State Penitentiary

Colorado State Penitentiary

  • There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
  • Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
  • There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
  • Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
  • In 2017, there were 1,920 presidential pardon requests. Of those, 142 were granted.