Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility

Colorado Territorial Correctional facility opened in 1871 as a territorial prison and became a state prison in 1876.   It was previously known as Colorado State Prison (CSP).  CTCF is located within the city limits of Cañon City and encompasses 150 acres (20 acres are within the secure perimeter and are staffed with up to six towers).  Due to the Ramos vs. Lamm lawsuit in the 1970's and 1980’s, CSP was renamed Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (CTCF) and remodeling began.  After several years of renovations, CTCF currently has the capacity to house 985 medium custody male inmates.

CTCF serves as an ADA designated facility; the oldest physical plant in the state. Units 1, 3, and 7 hold General Population inmates. Unit 5 is currently being renovated from a 140-bed transitional unit to a more traditional cell house with a targeted population to be determined after renovations are completed. The infirmary is a 32-bed unit which houses inmates from all other facilities with acute medical and mental health needs.


Warden Ed Caley

PO BOX 1010
Canon City, CO. 81215-1010


Switchboard - 719-275-4181

Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility

Visiting Days and Hours

As part of opening up for in person visits we will only allow a visitor to attend 1 session a week.   Thank you for your patience as we begin this process.  As we continue to open up there may be future adjustments.   CTCF will offer 5 separate visiting sessions each week.

Friday: 12:45 pm-03:15 pm 
Processing for Visitors Begins at 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Saturday: Two Sessions Visitors can only Attend 1 Session per week 
Session 1:   08:15 am – 10:45 am
Session 2:   12:45 am-03:15 pm
Processing for Visitors Begins at:
Session 1: 08:00 am – 09:45 am
Session 2: 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Sunday:  Two Sessions You can only Attend 1 Session per week
Session 1:   08:15 am – 10:45 am
Session 2:  12:45 am- 03:15 pm
Processing for Visitors Begins at: 
Session 1: 08:00 am – 09:45 am
Session 2: 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Please note that special visits and infirmary visits are on a case by case basis.

Visiting Appointments 

Appointments for visiting are required and can be arranged by calling (719)269-4226 or by email at

Where/How to submit visiting applications

Visiting Applications can be found HERE

Applications can be emailed to:

Who to contact if visiting has been denied

Requests for reconsideration if visitation has been suspended or denied can be sent  by mail to Warden Caley, 275 West Hwy, 50, Canon City, CO 81212 or email to:


Directions to the Facility