The Colorado Department of Corrections is the principal department of the Colorado state government that operates the state prisons. It has its headquarters in the Springs Office Park in unincorporated El Paso County, Colorado, near Colorado Springs.
- Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility (Crowley, Colorado)
- Arrowhead Correctional Center (494 inmate capacity) (Canon City, Colorado)
- Bent County Correctional Facility (Private Prison) (Las Animas, Colorado)
- Buena Vista Correctional Facility (Buena Vista, Colorado)
- Centennial Correctional Facility (Canon City, Colorado)
- Colorado Correctional Center (Camp George West) (150 inmate capacity) (Golden, Colorado)
- Colorado State Penitentiary (Canon City, Colorado)
- Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (Canon City, Colorado)
- Crowley County Correctional Facility (Private Prison) (Olney Springs, Colorado)
- Delta Correctional Center (480 inmate capacity) (Delta, Colorado)
- Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center (542 inmate capacity) (Denver, Colorado)
- Denver Women's Correctional Facility (900 inmate capacity) (Denver, Colorado)
- Fort Lyon Correctional Facility (Bent County, Colorado)
- Four Mile Correctional Center (499 inmate capacity) (Canon City, Colorado)
- Fremont Correctional Facility (Canon City, Colorado)
- Huerfano County Correctional Center (Private Prison; closed in 2010) (Walsenburg, Colorado)
- Kit Carson Correctional Center (Private Prison) (Burlington, Colorado)
- LaVista Correctional Facility (Pueblo, Colorado)
- Limon Correctional Facility (Limon, Colorado)
- Rifle Correctional Center (192 inmate capacity) (Rifle, Colorado)
- San Carlos Correctional Facility (Pueblo, Colorado)
- Skyline Correctional Center (249 inmate capacity) (Canon City, Colorado)
- Sterling Correctional Facility (Sterling, Colorado)
- Trinidad Correctional Facility (500 inmate capacity) (Model, Colorado)
- Youthful Offender System (Pueblo, Colorado)
All prisoners entering the Colorado DOC system first go to the Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center (DRDC) before going to their final assignments.
Currently the state of Colorado has no designated death row. All prisoners with death sentences are given classifications of "securist custody level, administrative segregation." As of 2012 all prisoners with death sentences are located at the Sterling Correctional Facility. The execution chamber is located at the Colorado State Penitentiary. By state statute, executions take place there.
From the 1890s to the 1990s, the Colorado death row was located at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility. The execution chamber was also located in this prison. In the 1990s the Colorado State Penitentiary opened. Previously state statute dictated that prisoners with death sentences were to be held at the administrative segregation facility at the Colorado State Penitentiary. In 2011 the State of Colorado moved its death row prisoners in order to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Nathan Dunlap, a death row prisoner. Dunlap had complained about the state's lack of outdoor exercise facilities at Colorado State Penitentiary.
Fallen officers and officials
Since the establishment of the Colorado Department of Corrections, 14 officers have died while on duty.
- ^ C.R.S. § 24-1-110
- ^ "FAQ." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on June 3, 2010. "Colorado Department of Corrections 2862 South Circle Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80906"
- ^ "Council District Map." City of Colorado Springs. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
- ^ "Foreclosure filings jump in March Increase blamed on backlog at S&Ls." The Colorado Springs Gazette. April 6, 1989. Retrieved on September 28, 2011. "[...]million made in 1986 on the Springs Office Park, 2860-2862 S. Circle Drive."
- ^ "Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010.
- ^ "Death Row FAQ." (Archive) Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on April 19, 2012.
- ^ a b c Mitchell, Kirk. "Colorado moves death-row inmates so they can exercise outdoors." Denver Post. July 28, 2011. Retrieved on April 19, 2012.
- ^ Kirby, Jen. "Photos: A Haunting Look at America’s Execution Chambers" (Archive). New York (magazine). May 16, 2014. Retrieved on September 19, 2015.
- ^ "Death Row FAQ." (Archive) Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010.
- ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page
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