Located on the East Canon Complex, the Canon Minimum Centers (CMC) comprises two geographically separate Level II facilities, Arrowhead Correctional Center (ACC) and Four Mile Correctional Center (FMCC) which operate under one administration.
Opened in 1989, ACC is a Level II, Minimum Restricted Facility housing 520 inmates. ACC strives to ensure a safe and secure environment for the protection of the public, DOC employees, contract workers, volunteers, and inmates while providing skilled, meaningful programs, training, and work assignments for inmates in preparation for successful return to society.
ACC offers a wide range of programming designed to prepare inmates for re-entry into society including academic and specialized vocational training and numerous other life-skill opportunities. ACC inmates benefit from work assignments in facility programs, labor crews, and supporting Correctional Industries in areas such as Canteen, Service Station, Transportation, and K9.
The Drug and Alcohol Therapeutic Community located at ACC is an ACA accredited program providing special housing and program arrangements. Work sites exclusively for program participants are Food Services and the Correctional Industries programs. The atmosphere at ACC and the Therapeutic Community is highly conducive to affording participants the opportunity to progress through a very effective and rewarding program with positive reinforcement, support and guidance from work supervisors, correctional and program staff.
Warden Richard Persons
Arrowhead Correctional Center (ACC)
PO BOX 300
Canon City, CO. 81215-0300
Switchboard - 719-269-5601
- Visiting Days and Hours
ACC provides offenders with visiting opportunities seven days per week through Video Visiting or pre-approved Special Visits. All ACC visits are by appointment only and must be scheduled a week in advance. Any exceptions to this rule must be pre-approved.
- Visiting Appointments
In the instance a visit is denied or terminated for cause, the visitor will be advised of the reasons for such action, and the CMC Warden will review the situation and make a determination. The visitor may provide, in writing, any information deemed pertinent for the Warden's consideration during the review process. The mailing address is Canon Minimum Centers, Attn: Warden, PO Box 300, Canon City, CO 81215. Emails may be sent to DOC_eccemail@example.com Attn: Warden.
- Where/How to submit visiting applications
Visiting Applications can be found HERE
You can submit your application at
- Who to contact if visiting has been denied
In the instance a visit is denied or terminated for cause, the visitor will be advised of the reasons for such action, and the CMC Warden will review the situation and make a determination. The visitor may provide, in writing, any information deemed pertinent for the Warden's consideration during the review process. The mailing address is Canon Minimum Centers, Attn: Warden, PO Box 300, Canon City, CO 81215. Visitors may also call (719) 269-5603 for an email address.
- Visiting Room Vending Machines
Beginning Friday, December 9, 2022, Canon Minimum Centers will transition from using canteen cards to debit/credit cards in all visiting room vending machines. This change will include only the following facilities at this time: Arrowhead Correctional Facility and Fourmile Correctional Facility. Visitors will be permitted to bring 1 debit/credit card to the facility visiting rooms for use in all vending machines. CMC visiting staff will account for each debit/credit card upon entering the visiting room and upon departure. All debit/credit cards must remain in the visitor's possession at all times.
Previously approved canteen cards will no longer work in any vending machines located in the CMC visiting rooms after December 8, 2022. Visitors who currently have a balance remaining on their previously used canteen card may request reimbursement through the canteen vendor.
- ECC Visiting Center - Directions
All visitors for ACC offenders will register at the East Canon Complex Visiting Center according to the scheduled check-in time. Once processed, visitors will be seated in the south area of the Visiting Center to await provided transportation to the respective Center for the visit. Transportation between the East Canon Complex Visiting Center and ACC Visiting Rooms will be made available throughout the visiting day.
Directions to the East Canon Complex Visiting Center: Travel west toward Canon City on Highway 50. The East Canon Complex Visiting Center is located 1/8 mile off of Highway 50 on the south side approximately two (2) miles east of Canon City, between mile markers 283 and 284.4