CSP – Colorado State Penitentiary

Do you know someone in Colorado State Penitentiary? Colorado State Penitentiary is a correctional institution in the Colorado state prison system, which is part of the Colorado Department of Corrections. This guide will tell you information about everything related to Colorado State Penitentiary,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Visiting an inmate at Colorado State Penitentiary. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Colorado State Penitentiary. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Colorado State Penitentiary
Year Opened: 1993
State: Colorado
County: Fremont
DOC: Colorado Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Susan Jones

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Colorado State Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Colorado State Penitentiary.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner to learn how to properly address the item, and do the right procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct protocol, it might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
CSP – Colorado State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 777 
Cańon City CO, 81215

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Colorado State Penitentiary
E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd 
Cańon City CO, 81215

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 719-269-5120
Fax:

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate here.

Colorado State Penitentiary
E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd 
Cańon City CO, 81215

Directions

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Phone Number

Colorado State Penitentiary prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call prisoners, but, there are cases when it may be helpful to have the telephone number to Colorado State Penitentiary.
719-269-5120

Inmates can sometimes make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Colorado State Penitentiary prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there are some times when it may be useful to know the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for the prison. You cannot reach inmates using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 756
Total Staff: 342

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Colorado State Penitentiary you must follow an exact process to make sure that the email message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Colorado State Penitentiary staff will open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as necessary to keep safety and security or watch any problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you should address a letter or package to an inmate at Colorado State Penitentiary:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
CSP – Colorado State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 777 
Cańon City CO, 81215

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners a bank account for inmate money and for buying items not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit money to these accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds through the postal service and must send it to this address and do so in accordance with the directions given below:

The deposit has to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have valid prisoner info provided the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted for deposit so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time changed to various prisons throughout Colorado, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an Colorado prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Colorado state prisons: Colorado State Prisons

Colorado Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Colorado State Penitentiary, make sure you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has their own policies for visitation and they get changed frequently. The procedures discussed here might be changed now, so make sure to also go to Colorado State Penitentiary’s website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the institution and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture identification of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture I.D. is acceptable.

For everything listed below, go to the official correctional facility website as this information is updated often:

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

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Prison Records

Information about Colorado State Penitentiary prison records will be posted ASAP.

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 Colorado State Penitentiary 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

More information about Colorado parole procedures coming soon.

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

Section about release procedures for Colorado State Penitentiary coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about life at Colorado State Penitentiary coming soon.

  • 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 news section coming soon.

Photos

A Colorado State Penitentiary photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Colorado State Penitentiary
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Colorado State Penitentiary.

If you have any photos of Colorado State Penitentiary 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 prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, go to: Colorado State Penitentiary Jobs

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Website

The official website: Colorado State Penitentiary 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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You 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

Details about family resources available at Colorado State Penitentiary coming soon.

History

A section with the history of Colorado State Penitentiary to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Colorado State Penitentiary 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

Colorado State Penitentiary Links

The official website: Colorado State Penitentiary Website
Colorado State Penitentiary 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 Colorado State Penitentiary

Have you ever been a prisoner in Colorado State Penitentiary? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this prison?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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