BVCC – Buena Vista Correctional Complex – Colorado

Know somebody in prison at Buena Vista Correctional Complex? Buena Vista Correctional Complex is a correctional facility in the Colorado Department of Corrections. This guide tells you about everything you might want to know about Buena Vista Correctional Complexsuch as the following: Find out who’s in prison at Buena Vista Correctional Complex? Visiting an inmate at Buena Vista Correctional Complex. The prisons’s phone number and address. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Buena Vista Correctional Complex. And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Buena Vista Correctional Complex
Year Opened: 1892
State: Colorado
DOC: Colorado Department of Corrections
Warden Name: John L. Davis

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Contact Information

In this section you have the street address and mailing address for Buena Vista Correctional Complex. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to someone at Buena Vista Correctional Complex, and use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to mail something to an inmate so that you properly address the letter or package, and use the correct protocol for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
BVCC – Buena Vista Correctional Complex
P. O. Box 2017 
Buena Vista CO, 81211

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Buena Vista Correctional Complex
15125 Highway 24 & 285 
Buena Vista CO, 81211

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 719-395-2404
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page before you try to visit someone in prison.

Buena Vista Correctional Complex
15125 Highway 24 & 285 
Buena Vista CO, 81211

Directions

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call inmates, however, there are times when it is useful to know the telephone number to Buena Vista Correctional Complex.
719-395-2404

Buena Vista Correctional Complex prisoners may be able to make phone calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Buena Vista Correctional Complex prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax an inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for the facility. You can’t contact inmates using this email address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 826
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Buena Vista Correctional Complex you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff do open and inspect all received general mail and packages. Incoming general mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a particular problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you should address a package or letter to a prisoner at Buena Vista Correctional Complex:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
BVCC – Buena Vista Correctional Complex
P. O. Box 2017 
Buena Vista CO, 81211

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide prisoners a bank account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and must send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The money must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have valid prisoner info if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently moved to various prisons throughout Colorado, so you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Colorado state prisons: Colorado State Prisons

Colorado Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Buena Vista Correctional Complex, make sure you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

9am – 2:30pm; Friday, Saturday, Sunday at BVCF
9am – 2:30pm; Saturday, Sunday at BVMC

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own policies for prison visitation and they get changed regularly. The information discussed here may be changed when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Buena Vista Correctional Complex’s website to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when they enter the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture ID of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the main prison facility website because this information is changed all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Buena Vista Correctional Complex records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Buena Vista Correctional Complex death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about Colorado parole to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

BVCF: A broad range of educational opportunities include English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, GED and Vocational Preparation. Vocational programs offered at BVCF are auto body, barbering, building technology, graphic arts, janitorial, printing, radio broadcasting and welding. In addition to the learning programs, offenders participate in recreation and have use of library services.

BVMC: Offenders at BVMC are encouraged to participate in the educational programs mentioned above. Vocational programs offered to offenders housed here include Janitorial, Heavy Equipment Operation and Heavy Equipment Maintenance. Vocational programs performing work for governmental agencies save taxpayers more than $500,000 each year, based on in-kind services.

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Prison Life

More information about life at Buena Vista Correctional Complex will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A Buena Vista Correctional Complex news section will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A section with photos of Buena Vista Correctional Complex coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Buena Vista Correctional Complex
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Buena Vista Correctional Complex.

If you have any photos of Buena Vista Correctional Complex that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, click here: Buena Vista Correctional Complex Jobs

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Website

The official website: Buena Vista Correctional Complex Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

Info about Buena Vista Correctional Complex inmate family resources coming.

History

Buena Vista Correctional Complex history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Buena Vista Correctional Complex inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Colorado State Prisons: Colorado State Prisons

Buena Vista Correctional Complex Links

The official website: Buena Vista Correctional Complex Website
Buena Vista Correctional Complex Jobs

Colorado Department of Corrections Links

Colorado Department of Corrections Main Website
Colorado Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Colorado Department of Corrections Prison Map
Colorado Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Colorado Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Colorado Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Colorado Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Colorado State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Colorado State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Colorado State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Colorado State Prison Inmates
Colorado State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Buena Vista Correctional Complex

Have you ever been an inmate in Buena Vista Correctional Complex? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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