Sterling Correctional Facility (SCF) is located in the northeast corner of Colorado, approximately 120 miles northeast of Denver. The facility covers 100 acres of the 765-acre site. The interior perimeter covers 80 acres. The facility officially opened in June of 1999.
SCF’s capacity is 2,488. The custody levels include Minimum, Minimum-Restricted, Medium, Close (general population) and Close (Management Control Comprehensive – MCC).
Warden Jeff Long
Switchboard - 970-521-5010
P.O. Box 6000
Sterling, CO 80751
- Visiting Days and Hours
SCF will have visiting 7 day per week with two sessions per day and the schedule will rotate by cohort.
To make a visiting reservations, please send an e-mail to doc_scf_visiting_staff@state. co us we will not take visiting reservations over the phone. Until further notice, visits cannot be scheduled more than one week in advance. We will accept reservations until until 8:00 AM the morning prior to the requested visit date.
The two visiting time blocks are:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
We ask that visitors arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visit to give time for the intake process.
If you have any questions, please reach out using the e-mail address listed above or contact SCF Visiting at 970-521-8300 between 7:30 AM - 5:45 PM.
To see January visiting calendar click HERE
- Visiting Appointments
All contact visits must be scheduled no later than 8:00 AM the previous day, and no more than seven days in advance. Visitors may arrange a visit by emailing doc_scf_visiting_
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not received a confirmation email or phone call by 12:00 PM on the day preceding your visit, please call 970-521-8300 (7:30 AM - 5:45 PM) or send an email to the address above as soon as possible.
- Where/How to submit visiting applications
Visiting Applications can be found HERE
Application must be signed and have a copy of valid photo ID attached. The application and attachments must be current and can be sent via US mail or e-mailed to email@example.com. All visitors wishing to be active and approved on a visiting list needs to submit a visiting application prior to their visit.
- Who to contact if visiting has been denied
If your application for visiting is denied, you can write a letter to Warden Long; Sterling Correctional Facility; PO Box 6000; Sterling, CO 80751 for reconsideration on an individual basis. Please include the reason for denial and any information you deem important for consideration.