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CO DOC - Colorado State Penitentiary - (CSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 15, 2021
50 Evans Rd, Canon City, CO 81215
State - maximum
Mailing Address
PO Box 777, Canon City, CO 81215
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CO DOC - Colorado State Penitentiary - (CSP) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 719-269-5120

The inmates housed at Colorado State Penitentiary located at 50 Evans Rd in Canon City, CO are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Colorado State Penitentiary is one of the facilities that make up the East Canon Complex (aligned with the Arrowhead Correctional Center, Four Mile Correctional Center, Skyline Correctional Center and the Centennial Correctional Facility) and can house about 750 adult male inmates who are mostly closed custody (maximum security). This facility uses incentive programs to modify inmate behavior. This facility offers substance abuse treatment for offenders with drug and alcohol dependencies. Some of the educational opportunities offered by this facility include the ability to earn an adult basic education, and GED. This facility also encourages behavioral modification through a program called thinking for a change.

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Covid Visitation Information

Given the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Corrections has begun to modify operations at our facilities.

At this time, in order to best protect CDOC facilities, effective immediately the Department of Corrections will suspend all visiting in our facilities. DOC understands that this will greatly impact the inmate population, but have made the difficult decision that the risk of a visitor potentially bringing COVID-19 into a facility is something that must be prevented to the extent possible. CDOC has implemented video visiting in all facilities (please see the section on Implementation of Video Visiting further down the page) and is providing all offenders in our custody one free 5-minute phone call per week in order to assist offenders in staying connected to those they care about. Legal visits will still occur but will be non-contact visits.

Please see the full announcement regarding our modified operations at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdoc/news/3-11-2020-operational-changes-colorado-department-corrections-facilities-prevention-covid-19. Additional information regarding the department's response to COVID-19 may be found at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdoc/covid-19-faq-and-updates.

Visitation Information

CO DOC - Colorado State Penitentiary - Visitation

Hours (Management Control Unit/Close Custody Transition Unit):
Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Visiting Notes:
Appointments are required for all visits.
Visiting arrangements can be made by calling or emailing the facility. See above for contact information.
Appointments can be made during the week of the scheduled visits from Monday to Wednesday, between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Visits will be filled in the order they are received.
Management Control Unit (MCU) offenders after 30 days, and whom are program compliant and exhibit appropriate behaviors, may be approved for up to two (2) contact visits per month.
Close Custody Transition Unit (CCTU) offenders whom are program compliant and exhibit appropriate behaviors may be approved for up to four (4) contact visits per month.
Contact visits will last only 90 minutes.
A total of four (4) MCU offenders and eight (8) CCTU offenders will be allowed in the visiting room for contact visits.
Offenders who are approved for multiple visiting sessions each month and have visits scheduled for back-to-back sessions may continue the visits between sessions.
Transportation to CSP will be provided at East Canon Complex Visiting Center. Buses will run at the following times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

  • 8:05 a.m.
  • 9:35 a.m.
  • 10:20 a.m.
  • 11:20 a.m.
  • 11:50 a.m.
  • 12:50 p.m.
  • 1:20 p.m. (this is the last bus run of the day)

CSP no longer offers a late bus run for scheduled visits. If visitors are not processed in the visiting center by the time the bus is ready to depart then the visitor will have to wait for their next scheduled visiting session.

Offenders assigned to maximum security status and other offenders designated by the Administrative Head, may be approved for only non-contact visits.
Under special circumstances a non-contact visit may be approved to enable a visit by a visitor otherwise unapprovable for regular visits.
Non-contact visits may also be considered when the visitor cannot be cleared through search procedures because of metallic braces or medical inserts into the body.
Non-contact visits may be considered for offenders being monitored for suicidal behavior.
Any offender approved for non-contact visits only may be allowed contact visits in a special room with an attorney and/or authorized agents of an attorney, if requested by the attorney and/or authorized agents of an attorney, with the Administrative Head's approval.

Visiting phone: (719) 269-5252
Visiting email: doc_ccf_csp_visiting@state.co.us

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