Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility

Colorado Territorial Correctional Facilityㄧalso referred to as, “Territorial”ㄧis a medium-security state prison for men located in Cañon City, Colorado. Built in 1871 as a territorial prison, it is the oldest prison in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

It has the capacity to house 900 inmates, and CTCF houses one of the two infirmaries in the Colorado DOC.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you visit an inmate at Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility, you first have to fill out a visiting application. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian needs to complete a Form 300-01G Authorization for Minor Child Visitation.

If you are traveling a long distance to visit or wish to request an extended visit, you have the option to submit a Special Visitation Application.

All Visiting Applications must be mailed to:

Attention: Visiting Department
Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1010
Cañon City, CO 81215

Appointments are required for all visits and can be made by calling: (719) 269-4226 or emailing [email protected]. Please note, visit cancellations must be made by the same person who requested the visit.

Appointments by phone will be processed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, no more than seven (7) days in advance. Visits will not be scheduled at the conclusion of visiting hours. 

Appointments made by E-mail will be processed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  E-mails received after 3:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday will be processed the next business day.  

E-mails received after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday will be processed the following Monday.  E-mails are for visiting appointments only and will be processed in the order they are received.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you once your visit has been approved or denied. 

The following information will be required in order to process a visiting request:

  • Offender’s full name and number in message body
  • Full name and dates of birth for all visitors being scheduled in message body

Persons who visit on either Friday or Saturday will not be permitted to visit on Sunday. Although there are three authorized visiting days, offenders are not be permitted to receive visits from the same person(s) on more than two days per week unless approved through the custody control manager.

Visitors will not be processed when there is less than one hour remaining of the visiting period.  No offenders will be called for visits on Saturday and Sunday while the 11:00 hour count is being conducted.  Visitors will not be processed from 10:30 to approximately 12:00 on Saturday and Sunday to allow for completion of facility count.

Friday Visits

For visits with inmates housed in CTU/Cellhouse 5/Infirmary/RP, the gates open for processing at 8:30 am. Visiting hours are from 8:30 am to 10:45 a.m

For visits with inmates in general population, gates open for processing at 12:00 p.m. and the visiting hours are from 12:00 p.m. (after count clears) to 3:30 p.m.

Offenders assigned to CTU/Cellhouse 5 for at least seven days will be eligible for Friday morning visits.

Offenders admitted to the CTCF infirmary for at least 30 days will be eligible for Friday morning visits.

Saturday/Sunday Visits

Only inmates in general population are allowed visits on Saturday and Sunday. The hours are the same for both days, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The gates will open for processing at 8:30 a.m.

Dress Code

The dress code is strictly enforced for visits at Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility, and it is as follows:

  • Visitors are not to wear any garment which exposes cleavage, back, stomach, midriff, and/or underarm. 
  • 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. Hair extensions that are attached to the hair with a clip or comb will not be allowed. Only hair accessories that are soft in nature will be permitted to be worn inside the visiting area.
  • No top or bottom clothing that is solid green or solid orange. 
  • Shoes are required. Infants are not required to wear shoes until such time as they can walk.  Infants and toddlers who are able to walk must wear shoes at all times during the visit. Minors are allowed to wear shoes that display lights. 
  • 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.
  • Any clothing worn on the top half of the body must have sleeves and not expose the cleavage line at any time while standing, sitting and/or bending down.
  • Trousers will be worn in the manner intended (no sagging).
  • Wrap-around clothing will not be allowed.
  • Visitors are not to wear hats into the visiting area, except for religious hats or headgear. Gloves, scarves, or outer garments, such as topcoats, raincoats, jackets, and similar inclement weather attire will not be permitted within the visiting area. No hooded garments will be allowed in the visiting area.
  • Leggings and jeggings may only be worn under outer garments that must be no shorter than the knee while standing.   

General Visiting Rules at CTCF

You must have a photo ID to visit an inmate at any Colorado correctional facility, including CTCF. When you are processed, you should expect to 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, electronic devices, credit cards, 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.

The general rule of thumb is to leave everything in your car except for your ID, car keys, money for vending machines, and baby items (if you have an infant).

Physical Address

Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility
275 West US Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81215

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General Phone Number

(719) 269-4002

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1010
Canon City, CO 81215-1010

All incoming mail must include the following information:

a. Offender name (commitment name)
b. Offender number
c. Facility and/or P.O. Box Number
d. Return address

You can also email an inmate at CTCF by using JPay. However, the inmate can only respond by using snail mail.

How to Call an Inmate

Unfortunately, you can’t call an inmate at Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility. However, they can call you if they have money on their books or if you have ConnectNetwork account. 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 at Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility:

  • 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. 

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

​Programs For ​Inmates

Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility offers a variety of educational and vocational programs for inmates, including adult basic education and GED. The facility also has a job site that manufactures state license plates, and there are vocational opportunities in janitorial, barber, and culinary programs.  

There is also a pre-release program that offers inmates: 

  • Career Assessments and Exploration Tools
  • KeyTrain™ and Career Skills
  • Online Job Application and Internet Simulator
  • Education, Training, and Apprenticeship Resources
  • Job Search and Resume Writing Tools
  • Computer Based Courses and Tutorials
  • Statewide Community Resources

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Careers at Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility

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