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 Jennifer Hansen

PO BOX 1010
Canon City, CO. 81215-1010


Switchboard - 719-275-4181

Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility

Visiting Days and Hours

* Visiting appointments will only be made through the email and phone call process.  They will not be scheduled at the conclusion of visiting hours. Same visiting policies and procedures apply to email and phone appointments.




Processing for Visitors Begins


Visiting Times


Designated Group




0815 hours


0830- 1045 hours


CTU/Cellhouse 5/A&O/ Infirmary/RP




1150 hours


1200(after count clears)-1530 hours


General Population/A&O CH3




0815 hours



0830-1530 hours


General Population/A&O CH 3




0815 hours



0830-1530 hours


General Population/A&O CH 3
















Persons who visit on either Friday or Saturday will not be permitted to visit on Sunday.  Although there are three authorized visiting days, offenders shall not be permitted to receive visits from the same person(s) on more than two days per week unless approved through the custody/control manager.

To assist offenders with family/community connections and promote pro-social family bonding, additional visiting hours are permitted for offenders assigned to the Re-Entry Living Unit.  Individuals visiting offenders assigned to the Re-entry Living Unit may visit all three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors will not be processed when there is less than one hour remaining of the visiting period.  No offenders will be called for visits on Saturday and Sunday while the 1100 count is being conducted. 

Offenders assigned to CTU/Cellhouse 5 for at least seven days will be eligible for Friday morning visits.

Offenders admitted to the CTCF infirmary for at least 30 days will be eligible for Friday morning visits

Visiting Appointments 

Appointments for visiting are required and can be arranged by calling (719)269-4226 or by email at doc_ctcf_visiting@state.co.us

Where/How to submit visiting applications

Visiting Applications can be found HERE

Applications can be emailed to: doc_ctcf_visiting@state.co.us

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:  doc_ctcf_visiting@state.co.us.


Directions to the Facility