Pueblo County
State Juvenile

Pueblo Youth Services Center (PYSC) located in Pueblo, CO and is classified as low security juvenile detention center within the Colorado Juvenile Justice System. Located at 1406 West 17th St, the facility is comprised of secure dormitories that provide housing for up to 50 teenage inmates each. Each dormitory contains a group toilet and shower area as well as sinks. Inmates sleep in a military style double bunk and have an adjacent metal locker for storage of uniforms, undergarments, shoes, etc. Each dormitory is locked at night with a correctional officer (CO) providing direct supervision of the inmates and sleeping area. The prison usually has a double fence perimeter with armed roving patrols. There is less supervision and control over the internal movement of inmates than in a close security prison. Most inmate work and self-improvement programs are within the prison as the facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include: education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.Each low security prison typically has a single cell unit for the punishment of inmates who violate prison rules called the SHU or "the hole". The Pueblo Youth Services Center (PYSC) is a juvenile detention centers for youth who are detained under specific circumstances. There are dozens of facilities throughout the state of PRISON_STATE which hold youth that are awaiting court dates or placement in a residential facility. You may contact a counselor at 719-546-4915.  The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include: education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts. A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure detention is approximately 10 days. Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities. Note: Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may only visit if so ordered by the court or specifically approved by the superintendent or designee. Legal counsel, probation, law enforcement and clergy and other professionals may visit detainees as necessary, but are subject to the same requirements regarding signing-in and contraband. All visitors must have a photo ID.

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Facility Address

Contact Information

Phone
719-546-4915

Phone Carrier

Number of Beds

28

Facility Type

Juvenile