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CO DOC - Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center (DRDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: July 29, 2021
10900 Smith Rd, Denver, CO 80239
Mailing Address
PO Box 392004, Denver, CO 80239

Denver Reception & Diagnostic is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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CO DOC - Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center (DRDC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 303-371-4804

The inmates housed at Denver Reception & Diagnostic located at 10900 Smith Rd in Denver, 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.

An intake and classification facility is temporary housing for up to the 575 inmates here as they will be processed into the Department of Corrections system by being physically and mentally evaluated. The staff here determines what programs the inmate may benefit from. The inmates are all levels of custody because they have not yet been classified. An educational and skills testing will take place, which will further classify their needs. From all these factors the staff will determine which facility is the best fit for permanent housing. Basic education, GED, anger management, substance abuse, and parenting courses are just some of the programs offered by this institution.

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CO DOC - Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center (DRDC) is a facility in the Colorado Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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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 - Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center - Visitation

Visiting Hours:

  • Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Visiting Notes:
Visitor processing takes place between 8:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Visitors are restricted from entering or gathering in front of the gatehouse prior to the beginning of processing in the morning and afternoon.
Offenders at DWCF may receive visits on Friday/Saturday or Friday/Sunday. Visiting cannot occur on both Saturday and Sunday.
Only five (5) visitors, including children, may be on an offender’s approved visiting list.
Offenders housed in Administrative Segregation are allowed non-contact visits by appointment only. Visits can be scheduled by emailing the visiting email.

  • Appointments for visiting offenders at DRDC may be arranged by calling (303) 307- 2362 or by emailing doc_DRDC_visiting@state.co.us between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • Appointments can not be made more than seven days in advance. E-mails received after the designated scheduling hours will be processed the next business day. E-mails are for visiting appointments only and will be processed in the order they are received. A reply confirmation e-mail will be sent once the visit has been approved or denied.

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: (303) 307-2362
Record Information: (303) 371-4804 option 7
Visiting Email: doc_drdc_visiting@state.co.us

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