Arrowhead Correctional Center

Arrowhead Correctional Center is a minimum-security state prison located in Cañon City, Colorado, and it is part of the East Canon Correctional Complex. The capacity at this facility is 520 inmates. This prison offers educational opportunities, substance abuse treatment, and sex offender treatment. Inmates also have the opportunity to work with Colorado Correctional Industries.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you visit an inmate at Arrowhead Correctional Center, you must first fill out a visiting application. A parent or guardian needs to complete a Form 300-01G Authorization for Minor Child Visitation if a visitor is under 18. Incomplete applications may be rejected.

If you are traveling a long distance to visit or wish to request an extended visit, you can complete and submit a Special Visitation Application.

All Visiting Applications must be mailed to:

Attention: Visiting Department
Arrowhead Correctional Center
P.O. Box 300
Canon City, CO 81215

Minors must be listed on the application of the legal guardian or immediate family member that will accompany the minor on the visit. Minor children must be named on the Visitor Application, but will not be counted toward the twelve (12) approved visitors. Only one (1) adult name per application will be permitted.

All visits at Arrowhead Correctional Center are by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by email to [email protected] or by calling the Visiting Center at (719) 269-5630 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday through Monday.

Visiting Hours:

  • Friday    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday    10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visitor processing will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the East Canon Complex Visiting Center. Transportation to ACC will be provided at East Canon Complex Visiting Center.

Departures times are as follows:

  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 12:40 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the bus departure time to allow for processing. You must present a valid picture identification prior to admission for visiting.

All visitors are required to have the back of their right hand stamped with an ultra-violet marker before entry. The marker stamped on the back of the right hand will be read by a "black light" to establish positive identification prior to authorizing the visitor's departure.

All persons coming onto the grounds of ACC, their vehicles, and articles of property in their possession are subject to inspection/search.

Electronic searches using walk-through metal detectors or handheld metal detectors will be used in processing visitors. Pat searches are conducted on as many visitors as time permits upon visitor entry.

You can’t bring food into a visiting area, with the exception of baby food. Baby food containers entering the visiting area must be factory sealed.

Two (2) baby bottles containing food, water, milk, or juice may be taken into the visiting area for each baby. Diaper bags may be taken into the visiting area with two (2) clean diapers, two (2) baby toys which can be easily checked for contraband, and one (1) change of clothes. The diaper bag must be left under staff supervision.

Visiting area vending machines are for use by visitors to obtain snack food items and beverages while visiting.

You are not allowed to bring books of any kind, pagers, portable telephones, credit cards, cameras or film of any kind, briefcases, cosmetics, prescription drugs (other than the amount needed for the duration of the visit and as noted on the prescription), or other items which require shakedown or search procedures thus causing delay in facilitating visits.

A short hug and appropriate closed mouth kiss is permitted at the beginning and at the end of each visit. During visits, offenders may hold hands with their visitor.

Clothing Standards

  • Visitors are not to wear any garment which exposes cleavage, back, stomach, midriff, and/or underarm.
  • The only jewelry or adornment visitors will be permitted to wear into the visiting area is a wedding ring set, one religious necklace pendant, and medical alert badges. Medicine bags are not allowed.  Dermal jewelry implants that cannot be removed by the visitor will be allowed.
  • No controversial/objectionable gang, obscene, drug and alcohol designs, messages, or profanity on clothing
  • Hair extensions and/or wigs will be permitted, but are subject to search in a respectful and appropriate manner
  • No top or bottom clothing which is solid green or solid orange.
  • Shoes are required
  • Appropriate undergarments are required and will not be visible.
  • Clothing that is sheer or transparent will only be permitted if non-transparent articles are worn beneath and no undergarments (bra or underwear) are visible.
  • Clothing that contains holes and/or rips will not be permitted.
  • Outer garments worn on the bottom half of the body must be no shorter than the knee while standing.
  • All shirts must have sleeves and not expose the cleavage line at any time while standing, sitting, and/or bending down.
  • No sagging
  • Wrap-around clothing is not allowed.
  • No hats or hooded garments are allowed, except for religious hats or headgear. Gloves, scarves, or outer garments, such as topcoats, raincoats, jackets, and similar inclement weather attire is not permitted.

Physical Address

Arrowhead Correctional Center
E. US Highway 50 & Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO, 81212

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General Phone Number

(719) 269-5601

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Arrowhead Correctional Center
PO Box 300
Cañon City, CO 81215

You can’t send packages directly to an inmate. Instead, you must use the inmate care package program, which is available through Union Supply Direct at certain times throughout the year. For more information or to place an order, visit  

You can also email an inmate using JPay, but first you need to create an account. Before you can send an email you will need the inmate's DOC number. Inmates can only respond to emails via regular U.S. Mail.

To send a message to an inmate with a GTL tablet, visit to create an account. GTL messaging service lets you send messages to an offender in just a few simple steps.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Arrowhead, but they do have access to phones so they can call you collect.

To set up an account to receive collect calls from an inmate, you must set up an account online at or by phone at 1-800-483-8314. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Colorado, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are three general ways to send money to your incarcerated friend or family member:

  • Online with a credit or debit card
  • Over the phone with a credit or debit card
  • In person with cash at locations throughout the country

Money orders and cash sent by mail are not accepted. Contact the Inmate Bank at (719) 269-4271 if you have questions.

Click on one of the links below to send money to an inmate at Arrowhead:

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE Level I, ABE Level II)
  • Pre-General Educational Development (Pre-GED)
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Colorado Correctional Industries: automotive maintenance and repair, the processing of fish, greenhouse and gardening, canteen, warehouse, and transportation department
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Sex offender treatment
  • Anger Management
  • Mental Health treatment

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Careers at Arrowhead Correctional Center

If you are interested in a job at Arrowhead Correctional Center, you can find the contact information for a variety of positions on the Colorado Department of Corrections website.