Colorado State Penitentiary

Colorado State Penitentiary Colorado

Colorado State Penitentiary

Physical Address:
Colorado State Penitentiary
E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO, 81215

Administrator:  Susan Jones


Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID
Colorado State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 777
Cañon City, CO, 81215

Colorado State Penitentiary Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive letters,  and photos.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in Colorado

Colorado DOC no longer accepts money orders, all funds must be placed into an inmates account electronically.  Immediate family members or friends of offenders are the only individuals allowed to send in funds to an inmate's account. Do not send funds to inmates that you do not know or who is not related to you. If you are in violation of these terms funds may be confiscated. If you have any questions contact the Inmate Bank at (719) 269-4271.

To send funds by EFT:
Use Moneygram or Send money online using a bank account through Western Union Quick Collect.

The cost for an EFT varies between companies and varies depending on the method of payment such as internet or by cash in-person transactions. Please compare services and prices of each EFT provider.

For Western Union use the following:

1.  Pay to: Colorado Dept. Corrections
2.  Code City:  CODOC
3.  State: CO     
4.  Sender's Acct #:  Offender DOC# and Last Name

For Moneygram use the following:
1.  Receive Code:  5927
2.  Company Name: CODOC
3.  City: Canon City &     State:  CO
4.  Acct Number:  Offender DOC# and Last Name (no spaces)

Visiting an Inmate in Colorado

The department encourages family and friends who have positive influences and serve as good role models to communicate and visit with the inmate. This can help the inmate reintegrate with society when they are released.

Level One Offenders are eligible for One non-contact visit per month
Friday Only
8:15-9:45     10:30-12:00      1:00-2:30

Level Two Offenders are eligible for Two non-contact visits per month. May have both visits on the same day.
8:15-9:45               10:30-12:00                 1:00-2:30


Level Three and Level Four offenders are eligible for Four non-contact visits per month. Maximum of two per week, may have visits on same day.  Friday / Saturday, or Friday / Sunday. (No Saturday & Sunday allowed)

Level Five, Level Six, and Level Seven offenders are eligible for Six non contact visits per month. Maximum of two per week, may have visits on same day.  Friday / Saturday, or Friday / Sunday. (No Saturday & Sunday allowed).

Level Eight offenders are eligible for Six non contact visits per month.  Maximum of two per week, may have visits on same day.  Friday / Saturday, or Friday / Sunday. (Not Saturday & Sunday).  Level Eight offenders can be recommended for contact visits.

8:15-9:45             10:30-12:00              1:00-2:30

Saturday or Sunday
8:15-9:45             10:30-12:00              1:00-2:30

Appointments are required for all visits and may be made by calling (719) 269-5252

Review the DOC Visiting Rules here before visiting an inmate.


If you are planning on just visiting once or visitors who visit less then twice a year should use the special visitation application.

If you are bringing someone to visitation who is under 18, you will need an authorization for a minor.

Do an inmate search in Colorado

To find an inmate identification number, and other useful information you may want to do an inmate search.


Maximum photos

My brother is an inmate at Colorado State Penitentiary. What is the maximum photos he is allowed to receive? And also what is maximum photo size allowed?

BPRichfield's picture

Pretty sure it is up to five

Pretty sure it is up to five photos and no larger than 4"x6".  They also cannot be Polaroids or contain nudity