San Carlos Correctional Facility


San Carlos Correctional Facility (SCCF) opened in July 1995 and currently provides the Colorado Department of Corrections with 255 beds for incarcerated people who exhibit the most severe and persistent behavioral health issues.  SCCF is a Level 5 security facility that houses a mixed custody level of people who are incarcerated; SCCF uses a multi-disciplinary approach to manage incarcerated individuals.

The San Carlos Correctional Facility (SCCF) is a Residential Treatment Program (RTP) designed to assess and treat incarcerated people with acute serious mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities.  SCCF uses a planned incentive level system and multi-disciplinary team approach to assist the incarcerated individuals in reaching treatment goals and preparing them for successful community transition.  As an RTP, SCCF provides incarcerated people with mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities with individual and group therapy, educational programs, recreation therapy and recreational activities needed to promote their program success and successful transition into the community or into a general population setting.


Warden Patrick Fhuere


Pueblo, CO. 81002 

San Carlos Correctional Facility

Visiting Days and Hours

SCCF Visiting is open for scheduled Non-Contact visits (by appointment only) seven days a week from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  Contact visits are conducted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  

Video visits are available seven days a week (by appointment only) from 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.  

Visiting Appointments

Appointments for visiting may be arranged by calling (719) 583-5623 or by sending an e-mail to doc_sccf_visiting@state.co.us.  Appointment request will be processed in the order they are received.

Where/How to submit visiting applications

Visiting Applications may be obtained on our Visiting Applications page.

Applications can be sent by email to: doc_sccf_visiting@state.co.us 

Who to contact if visiting has been denied

All reconsiderations for denial of visits will be reviewed by the appointing authority upon written request.  Requests can be mailed to:

SCCF Warden’s Office

P.O. Box 3

Pueblo, CO, 81002


Directions to the Facility