In 1993, the Colorado State Penitentiary (CSP) was completed and was designated as a level V facility, housing inmates with a variety of custody levels: Medium, Restrictive Housing – Maximum Security, Close Custody Management Control Unit, Close Custody Transition, Temporary General Population Hold, and Incentive Pod.
CSP construction occurred in two phases. Phase I was completed in 1993 with a capacity of 504 inmates. Phase II was completed in 1998 adding 252 beds to reach the current capacity of 756. inmates are housed in individual cells located in six separate housing units. Each housing unit consists of eight separate day halls containing either 15 or 16 cells in each day hall for a total of 126 cells in each housing unit. Each day hall also has two secure exercise rooms and two secure showers.
In November of 2016 the administration and operation of CCF/CSP were separated into two different facilities with their own management teams.
CSP uses the centralized warehouse, armory, range and visitor processing services provided on the East Canon City Prison Complex. The support services work force for CSP and are supplied by offender workers living in the Incentive Pod in D Unit at CSP.
Warden Thomas Little
COLORADO STATE PENITENTIARY
PO BOX 777
Canon City, CO. 81215-0777
Front Lobby - 719-269-5120
- Visiting Days and Hours
- Incentive Pod inmates: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- Incentive Pod inmates: 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM
- Close Custody inmates: 8:15 AM - 9:45AM / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
- Incentive Pod inmates: 8:15 AM -12:00 PM
- Incentive Pod inmates: 8:15 AM -2:30 PM
Visits on two days; Fridays and Saturdays or Fridays and Sundays but not Saturday and Sunday.
Request for special visit should be submitted to the inmate's Case Manager at least ten (10) working days in advance. An inmate’s status level will determine his number of allowable visits.
- Visiting Appointments
CSP Visiting program requires approved visitors to arrange visits by appointment with CSP Visiting Officer at (719)269-5252. Appointments are required for all visits.
- Where/How to submit visiting applications
Visiting Applications can be found HERE
Completed applications should be mailed into the facility at P.O. Box 777 Canon City, CO 81215 or by email to CSP visiting Nicole.Frappaolo@state.co.us
- Who to contact if visiting is denied
Applicants that have been denied or seeking reconsideration, please contact CSP visiting supervisor James Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org