Bent County Correctional Facility

The Bent County Correctional Facility is a medium-security, private prison for male inmates located in Las Animas, Colorado. It is run by CoreCivic and contracted through the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you can visit an inmate at Bent County Correctional Facility, you must first fill out a visiting application.  All visitors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian complete a Form 300-01G Authorization for Minor Child Visitation. The Colorado Department of Corrections will reject your application if it is not filled out completely, or if you didn’t know the inmate prior to their incarceration.

Visiting Application must be mailed to:
Attention: Private Prison Monitoring Unit
Colorado Department of Corrections Headquarters
1250 Academy Park Loop
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Questions regarding applying for visitation: 719-226-4929 (PPMU)
Questions regarding visitation rules: 719-456-2610 (BCCF)

Visiting days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm. Visitors may visit Friday and Saturday or Friday and Sunday. Initial processing begins at 9:30 am till 11:00 am and 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm. Holidays are no exceptions. 

BCCF will allow a maximum of five visitors per offender. Visitors must schedule their visit Friday through Wednesday beginning the week before their visit, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm via telephone at 719-456-2610 or email [email protected]

Visitors may schedule their visits up to 14 days in advance and no later than the Wednesday preceding their visit. Notifications will be made as visits are scheduled.

Visitors may stay as long as they wish during the visiting hours. Visitors will not be allowed back into the facility once they leave. 

In the event of overcrowding, visitation staff may first ask for volunteers to leave and then will begin terminating visitors in the order processed into the visiting room, unless the visitor has traveled more than 400 miles or on the amount of space needed. 

Visitors arriving on or after 3:00 pm will not be allowed to visit that day. Processing ceases from 10:30 am until approximately 11:45 am each visiting day for inmate count procedures.

SEGREGATION POPULATION: All visits for segregated inmates will be arranged exclusively through the office of the Chief of Security. These visits will be non-contact, one hour visits

Visitor Entry, Searches, and Procedures

A current photo ID is required for admission into the visiting room. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID.

When you arrive for a visit, you will be searched and you must walk through a metal detector.  You will also have the back of your right hand stamped with an ultra-violet marker before entry. Once you leave the visiting room you can’t go back in.

The change from coin-operated machines to card-operated machines has been made. Visitors are required to purchase a card ($1.00) from the machine in the front foyer and then may load an amount of money onto the card via the same machine utilizing denominations from $1.00 to $20.00. The card then acts similar to a gift card in the vending machines.

Please leave cell phones, smart watches, tablets, and laptops in your vehicle because they do not allow electronic devices in the visiting room.

It’s best to leave everything except your Photo ID, keys, and money for the vending machines in your vehicle. 

Dress Code

Remember to dress conservatively when visiting an inmate. If you do not follow the dress code, you will be denied your visit. Keep it modest, and don’t wear anything that resembles what the inmates wear.

Physical Address

Bent County Correctional Facility
11560 Road FF75
Las Animas, CO 81054

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Bent County Correctional Facility
11560 Road FF75
Las Animas, CO 81054

All mail must include:

  • The inmate’s name
  • The inmate’s DOC number 
  • Your return address

Mailroom staff will reject anything containing contraband, cash, personal checks, or money orders. You are also not allowed to use envelopes that are padded or made of plastic or cardboard.

Do not send Polaroid pictures, postage stamps, stamped envelopes, blank stationery, blank writing paper, blank cards, blank postcards, or blank personal journals. Any mail containing these items will be rejected.

You can also use JPay to email an inmate at BCCF, or you can send a message to inmates with a GTL tablet by visiting and creating an account.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Bent County Correctional Facility, but they can make outgoing calls during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Colorado, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at Bent County Correctional Facility by using either JPay, Western Union, or GTL. If you are using a debit or credit card, you can send money online or by phone. The only way to send cash is by visiting a Western Union location. 

Click on one of the links below to set up an account and start sending money right away.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • GED and adult basic education
  • College correspondence courses
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Vocational Training
  • Life skills

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Careers at Bent County Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a job at Bent County Correctional Facility, you can find available positions at the CoreCivic website.