Four Mile Correctional Center

Four Mile Correctional Center is Colorado state prison for male inmates who are minimum or medium-security level. It is located in Canon City, Colorado, and is part of the East Canon Complex. The maximum capacity at Four Mile Correctional Center is 525 inmates. 

Colorado prisons were the first in the nation to give inmates computer tablets, and inmates at Four Mile Correctional Center were some of the first to receive the devices. The inmates are allowed to use the tablets in their cells between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. 

The tablets can be used to make phone calls, send messages, play games, and stream music and ebooks. 

Because accessing a prison phone can sometimes be extremely difficult (the lines can get very long), prison officials believe that the tablets will help reduce the friction around the wall phones.

Inmates can’t download anything to their tablets and they don’t have internet access. The tablet cases are clear to prevent tampering, and the screws were painted with nail polish so inmates can’t take them apart.

The tablets have increased inmate communication with their family and friends. However, they must pay for every call they make and email they send, and they must also pay for a subscription to access the game, book, and music database. 

Inmates say that the tablets allow them to stay out of trouble and focus on something positive while doing their time.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you can visit an inmate at Four Mile Correctional Center, you must first 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
Four Mile Correctional Center
P.O. Box 300
Canon City, CO 81215

All visits at Four Mile Correctional Center are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by phone or email between the hours of  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

Visiting phone: (719) 269-5630
Visiting email: [email protected]

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.

Visitors are allowed visits on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Multiple visits are allowed but only on Friday and Saturday.

Visitor processing takes place from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the East Canon Complex Visiting Center. Transportation to FMCC 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. Only three (3) adults and children are permitted to visit.

Visitor Entry, Searches, and Procedures

If you are 18 or older, you must have a current photo ID for admission to the visiting room. Acceptable forms of photo identification are a current driver’s license, a State ID card,  a passport, or military ID.

When you enter prison grounds, you, your vehicle, and your property are subject to a search. If you refuse, 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 so you can buy food and beverages for yourself and the inmate during the visit.

You are not allowed to bring in any electronic devices or cameras of any kind. You can’t bring books, cosmetics, credit cards, or anything else that will require a shakedown or search that causes a delay.

It’s best just 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 (your inmate will thank you). 

At a minimum, you will be subject to an electronic search by going through a metal detector during processing. Pat searches will be conducted on as many visitors as time permits upon visitor entry. 

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

Dress Code

Four Mile Correctional Center strictly follows the Colorado DOC dress code. Please read this carefully because you will not be allowed to visit if you don’t follow the rules.

  • No clothing which exposes cleavage, back, stomach, midriff, and/or underarm 
  • Controversial/objectionable gang, obscene, drug and alcohol designs, messages, or profanity on clothing is not allowed
  • Hair extensions and/or wigs are permitted, but they will be searched
  • Avoid wearing clothing that resembles what the inmates wear. This means no top or bottom clothing that is solid green or solid orange 
  • Shoes are always required
  • Don’t wear sheer or transparent clothing unless you have something on underneath it 
  • Your bra and underwear can’t be visible 
  • Clothing that contains holes and/or rips will not be permitted
  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be no shorter than the knee while standing
  • All shirts and dresses must have sleeves and not expose the cleavage line at any time while standing, sitting and/or bending down
  • Pants and jeans will be worn in the manner intended (no sagging)
  • Wrap-around clothing is not allowed
  • Visitors are not allowed to wear hats, except for religious hats or headgear 
  • Gloves, scarves, or outer garments, such as topcoats, raincoats, jackets, and similar inclement weather attire are not allowed
  • No hooded garments
  • No leggings or jeggings (unless they are underneath a skirt, dress, or pants)

Physical Address

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

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(719) 269-5601

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

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

Make sure to always include the following on all of your correspondence:

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

Do not mail contraband, cash, personal checks, or money orders. Do not use envelopes that are padded, plastic, or cardboard. And, you can’t use stickers or decorative stamps.

You are not allowed to send postage stamps, stamped envelopes, blank stationery, blank writing paper, blank cards, blank postcards, or blank personal journals.

Polaroid photos are not allowed.

You can also email an inmate at Four Mile Correctional center by using JPay, or you can send a message to an inmate with a GTL tablet by visiting to create an account.

How to Call an Inmate

You are not allowed to call an inmate at Four Mile Correctional Center, however they can call you during approved daytime hours by using a wall phone or their tablet. An inmate can call you collect if you have an account set up, or they can call you using money in their trust account. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Colorado, please click here.

How to Send Money

The Colorado Department of Corrections partners with three companies – JPay, Western Union, and GTL – to provide various ways to send money to an inmate at FMCC.  You can’t send money orders or cash through the mail.

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

Click on one of the links below to get more information about their fees. You can also set up an account and start sending money right away.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Colorado Correctional Industries

Dairy farm, pizza production, culinary arts, Wild Horse program 

  • Basic Education, GED, College Courses from Adams State College
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger management
  • Mental health treatment
  • Pre-Release

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 Four Mile Correctional Center

If you are interested in a job at Four Mile Correctional Center, you can find available positions at the Colorado Department of Corrections website.