Centennial Correctional Facility

The Centennial Correctional Facility is part of the East Canon Complex located in Canon City, Colorado. It has two separate buildings: the South facility, which is Level V maximum-security, and the North facility, which is Level IV maximum security.

The South facility is Administrative Segregation or AdSeg, which is solitary confinement. It has  948 solitary-confinement cells, but no dining room, no gym, no rooms where a group of prisoners can take classes, go to therapy, or get vocational training. It was shut down in 2012 when legislators voted to close it down over their objections to the overuse of solitary confinement. However, the current Governor is lobbying for Centennial South to re-open.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you visit an inmate at Centennial, 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.

Visiting Applications must be mailed to:

Attention: Visiting Department
Centennial Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 600
Canon City, CO 81215

All visits at Centennial are by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (719) 269-5572 or  email: [email protected].

Hours (RTP Level I & II Offenders):

Friday8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday  8:15 a.m. - 9:45 - a.m.  10:30 a.m. - 12:-- p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday  8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Level I and II offenders are eligible for four (4) non-contact visits per month.  Maximum of two per week, and may have visits on the same day. Friday/Saturday, or Friday/Sunday.  (Not Saturday & Sunday)

Hours (RTP Level III - V Offenders):

Friday8:15 a.m. -  2:30 p.m.
Saturday8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Level III offenders are eligible for four (4) contact visits per month.
Level IV offenders are eligible for six (6) contact visits per month.
Level V offenders are eligible for eight (8) contact visits per month with a maximum of two visits per week.

Hours (Incentive Pod):

Friday8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Incentive Unit offenders are eligible for three (3) contact visits per week with no maximum for the month.

Visitor processing will take place at the East Canon Complex Visiting Center.  We ask visitors to arrive at the visiting center 30 minutes prior to your appointment to ensure you make the appropriate bus to your scheduled visit.  

Buses will run at the following times on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • 8:05 a.m.
  • 9:35 a.m.
  • 10:20 a.m.
  • 11:50 a.m.
  • 12:50 p.m.
  • 1:20 p.m. (this is the last bus run of the day)

CCF no longer offers a late bus run for scheduled visits.  If visitors are not processed in the visiting center by the time the bus is ready to depart, then the visitor will have to wait for their next scheduled visiting session.

Offenders in Level III – VII and Incentive Pod can have two visits per week from the same individual(s).  These must occur on Friday/Saturday or Friday/Sunday. No visits can occur on Saturday/Sunday.

You must have a photo ID to visit an inmate at Centennial. When you are processed, you will receive a hand stamp, be searched, and go through a metal detector. All items of contraband found on a visitor during a search will be immediately seized.

You are not allowed to bring books of any kind, pagers, 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.

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.

The dress code for visits is extremely conservative. Do not wear any provocative or revealing clothing, avoid gang-related clothing, and make sure skirts and dresses hit below the knee. Don’t wear solid green or solid orange, and leave your coats, scarves, and hats in the car.

Physical Address

Centennial Correctional Facility
E. US Highway 50 & Evans Blvd
Cañon City, CO, 81212

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/UVFsH3tePR18NXPD8

General Phone Number

(719) 269-5510

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID
Centennial Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 777
Cañon City, CO, 81215

You can only send letters or cards to this address. If you want to send books, magazines, or newspapers, they must come directly from a vendor or publisher.

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 different times throughout the year. For more information or to place an order, visit https://coinmatepackage.com/.  

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 do not have access to email, and they can only respond via U.S. Mail.

To send a message to an inmate with a GTL tablet, visit https://web.connectnetwork.com/ 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 Centennial, but they can call you collect during daytime hours. To set up an account to receive collect calls from an inmate, you must visit www.connectnetwork.com or call 1-800-483-8314. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Colorado, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are companies to choose from when it comes to sending money to an inmate in Colorado:

All of these options are electronic, so you must use a debit or credit card. If you want to use cash or money order, you can go in person to a Western Union location.

​Programs For ​Inmates

Inmates at Centennial can take classes to obtain a basic adult education and GED. Centennial also offers treatment for drug and alcohol dependency, and they have a residential treatment program for inmates who are mentally ill.

Faith and Citizen Programs create opportunities for offenders in a wide variety of activities, including: Addiction rehabilitation programs, Basic educational programs, Faith group chaplains, spiritual advisors, and services, Parenting programs, Recreational programs, and Reintegration programs (inside and outside of prison).

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Careers at Centennial Correctional Facility

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