Denver Women's Correctional Facility

Denver Women’s Correctional Facility is a Colorado state facility located in Denver, Colorado that houses female inmates of various security levels—from minimum to maximum.  It can house a maximum of 975 inmates. 

This facility offers various educational, vocational, and treatment programs. For inmates who are at the end of their sentence, there is a pre-release program to help the inmates with career assessment, job searches, and resumes.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you visit an inmate at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, you 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.

Visiting Application must be mailed to:

Attention: Visiting Department
Denver Women's Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 392005
Denver, CO 80239

Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance for offenders who require non-contact visits. You can do this by phone or email.

Visiting Phone: (303) 307-2544
Record Information: (303) 371-4804 option 7
Visiting Email: [email protected] 

Visiting Hours:

Friday   8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday     8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday     8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visitor processing takes place between 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Visitors are restricted from entering or gathering in front the gatehouse prior to the beginning of processing in the morning and afternoon.

Visitor Entry, Searches, and Procedures

All adult visitors 18 and older are required to have valid picture identification for admission to the visiting room. Acceptable photo identification includes a current driver’s license, a State ID card,  a passport, and military ID.

When you enter prison grounds, you, your vehicle, and your property are subject to a search. If you refuse to submit to any entrance or visiting procedure, you will be denied visits and will be required to leave the property.

If you are bringing an infant to a visit, you are allowed to bring the following items:

  • Baby food containers, but they must be factory sealed
  • Two (2) baby bottles containing food, water, milk, or juice for each baby
  • Diaper bags with two (2) clean diapers, two (2) baby toys which can be easily checked for contraband, and one (1) change of clothes

Vending machines are available for use to buy food and beverages for yourself and the inmate while visiting. 

You are not allowed to bring books, electronic devices, 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 that cause delays in facilitating visits.

At a minimum, electronic searches with walk through metal detectors or hand held metal detectors will be used in processing visitors. Pat searches will be conducted on as many visitors as time permits upon visitor entry. Pat searches will be conducted by staff members of the same gender.

It’s best to leave most items in your car. You must have a Photo ID, but other than that, keep it simple and just bring in your car keys and money for the vending machines. 

A short embrace and an 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. Visiting conditions will permit informal communication and reasonable levels of physical contact between offender and visitors. 

During non-contact visits, body contact between offenders and visitors will not be permitted.

Dress Code

Denver Women’s Correctional Facility strictly follows the Colorado DOC dress code. Please read this carefully because you will not be admitted if you break any of these rules.

  • 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.

Physical Address

Denver Women's Correctional Facility
3600 Havana Street
Denver, CO 80239

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General Phone Number

(303) 371-4804

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Denver Women's Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 392005
Denver, CO 80239

Make sure to always include the inmate’s name and DOC number on all correspondence. You must also include your return address.

Mail will be rejected if it contains the following:

  • Contraband
  • Cash, unauthorized personal checks, or paper money orders
  • Content that creates a substantial danger to the emotional or mental health of an offender
  • Envelopes that are padded, cloth, plastic, cardboard, or which contain decorative stamps or stickers or has contents that cannot easily be removed and searched
  • Postage stamps, stamped envelopes, blank stationery, blank writing paper, blank cards, blank postcards, or blank personal journals.
  • Polaroid photos
  • Photos/copies of photos from another DOC offender
You can also email an inmate at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility by using JPay. However, the inmate can only respond by using snail mail.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones. They are able to call friends and family with money in their trust account or they can call collect. 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 Denver Women’s 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

  • University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative

This program features special visits between inmates and their children in the prison gymnasium where they do arts and crafts together

  • Dance To Be Free

Dance classes to help inmates cope with depression, despair, PTSD, and complex trauma

  • Pre-Release Program

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

  • Educational Programs

Basic education courses, GED

  • Vocational Programs

Culinary Arts, Wood Working, and Basic and Advanced Computer Skills/

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Parenting courses

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Careers at Denver Women's Correctional Facility

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