COVID-19 FAQ and Updates

The Colorado Department of Corrections continues to monitor the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and has implemented a number of operational measures to protect the health and safety of, our staff, inmates and parolees. Further information regarding the measures taken by CDOC to address COVID-19 may be found below and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Information and Resources

CDOC COVID-19 Dashboard - Last Updated April 16, 2021

10/29/2020- Letter to Inmate Family and Friends from Exec Director Williams

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE  (last updated 12/16/2020)

Potential Visitation Guidelines

The CDOC will review the potential visitation protocols at the end of every month to determine the appropriate course of action to best protect the health and safety of staff, incarcerated individuals and friends and family. At this time, draft visiting standards have been completed, but could be adjusted at any time as needed. A copy of those draft standards can be found here: DRAFT CDOC Pandemic Visiting Standards

Current Executive Orders Related to COVID-19 and Colorado Department of Corrections Operations

Current Governor's Executive Order (Current as of 2/7/2021): Executive Order D 2021 039

Previous Governor's Executive Orders

Executive Order D 2020 221(Issued 10/14/20 - NOW EXPIRED)
Executive Order D 2020 192 (Issued 9/15/20 - NOW EXPIRED)
Executive Order D 2020 166 (Issued 8/17/20 - NOW EXPIRED)
Executive Order D 2020 140 (Issued 7/19/20 - NOW EXPIRED)
Executive Order D 2020 112 (Issued 6/20/20 - NOW EXPIRED)
Executive Order D 2020 078 (Issued 5/22/20 - NOW EXPIRED)
Executive Order D 2020 043 (Issued 4/23/20 - NOW EXPIRED)
Executive Order D 2020 016 (Issued 3/25/20 - NOW EXPIRED)

Early Release Requests

At present, the department is not authorized to consider any offenders for early release. The considerations for early release, that were done earlier in the year were under the provisions of an executive order by Governor Polis which expired on May 22nd and has not been renewed. None of those requests are being revisited as the department currently does not have any authority to identify individuals for early release except through the standard, established processes for ISP-I and Special Needs Parole under state statute and CDOC policy., If an offender meets the criteria for ISP-I as per, Administrative Regulation 250-01 Intensive,Supervision,Program (ISP - Inmate) Referral and Placement Process, or meets the criteria for special needs parole as per, Administrative Regulation 550-13 Special Needs Parole, he or she may apply for either of those through the assigned case manager.

Information on Criteria under Governor's Executive Orders 016 and 043 (NOW EXPIRED) for ISPI, Special Needs Parole and Earned Time can be found HERE

Other Resources for Friends and Family 

Info on sending photo postcards to offenders through Flikshop can be found HERE

If you have questions or concerns regarding a loved one or need assistance from the department, you may reach our Constituent Services Office at 719-226-4569 or by email at cdoc@state.co.us

Video Visitation

Information on Video Visitation Options can be found HERE and at https://codoc.gtlvisitme.com/app , please note that all individuals who will appear on the video visit must be approved visitors on the inmate's visiting list. If you are not yet an approved visitor, you may obtain a copy of the visiting application HERE

Please see Administrative Regulation 300-01Offender Visiting Program for additional policy information regarding video visiting.

Service of Process

Department of Corrections office locations are not open to the public at this time due to COVID-19, as such, we are unable to personally accept service of process of legal documents. For information on how to serve a summons and complaint on this Department, in its own name, or on any employee or officer of this Department, please review the directions found HERE

Current Facility Operational Status

The current facility operational status can be found on page 3 of the Dashboard above.