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Colorado Correctional Facilities

Updated on: February 14, 2023
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Colorado Department of Corrections
1250 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, United States
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Currently Incarcerated Inmates

How to Find an Inmate in Colorado

Colorado offers various inmate processing and booking resources. The Colorado Prisons department provides public access to information through various avenues. It consolidates inmate records submitted through other prisons and jails in the region.

The most common is the official prison lookup tool of Colorado. You can use it to search for inmate details such as their name and booking number. Here are the steps involved:

Start the search process by clicking on the inmate lookup link.

  1. Fill in the accompanying categories; you can use three fields for this process. These include the date of birth, name, and the inmate's DOC number.
  2. The search result should bring inmates that provide the closest match to the details provided. Click on the name or mugshot of the inmate to access further details.
  3. You might occasionally encounter missing or erroneous inmate records. Contact the jail administration for more information if this is the case.

Another technique for accessing prison inmate information would be contacting the facility's support desk. You can also send a request to the local city police department. They maintain an extensive roster of inmate details, which can make this search process convenient.

Some of the details you can use to visit or call the Colorado Department of corrections include the following:

Colorado Jail Roster

The Colorado inmate roster provides details on inmates the county has booked, detained, or incarcerated. These are records on correctional facilities that can include both the county and state levels. Access to this information is available through the Colorado Open Records Act.

Usually, the inmate roster provides specific details on inmates. These can include their recent mugshot, personal biodata, and mugshots. It can also consist of the details of the inmates' sentence or incarceration terms. The Colorado inmate roster also details both men and women prisoners.

Access to this information provides details like the inmates' release date, parole terms, and the assigned facility. Each inmate search will also provide other details, such as the following:

• Inmates' names.
• Age.
• Gender.
• Hair color.
• Current convictions.

The inmate records offered by the jail are available in two categories. These include the department and medical health records. Anyone interested in these records can also consider emailing the records office.

Colorado Prison Systems

The Colorado Corrections department is the official law enforcement entity responsible for detaining and incarcerating inmates. The department's main headquarters is in Springs Office Park, in El Paso County.

While the Colorado prison department runs over 20 state prisons, it also works alongside private prisons. The inmate processing step starts with the inmate going to the Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center.

They will then receive specific correctional officers who transport them to their assigned jails. The inmate transportation assignments relate to the security level, and each facility has a varied accommodation level. 

There are some jails that are for people serving sentences of one year or less, usually misdemeanor charges. The state also has prisons that house serious offenders with charges like murder or drug trafficking.

Before 2012, Colorado systems didn't have death row facilities. However, this changed in 2017 when the state started incarcerating inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility. The execution procedures occur at the Colorado State Penitentiary. However, the state decided to abolish the death sentence in 2020.

The primary method of contacting an inmate involves using the Colorado Inmate Phone System. Users first have to set up an account to allow them to receive inmate phone calls. Setting up an account is possible through or by phone at 1-800-483-8314.

Types of Correctional Facilities in Colorado

Colorado Prisons and Jails