La Vista Correctional Facility

La Vista Correctional Facility is a Colorado state prison that houses both male and female inmates of all security levels. It is located in Pueblo, Colorado, and can house a maximum of 564 inmates.

LVCF has a small Administrative Segregation (AdSeg) tower for female inmates, as well as male and female inmates from the Youthful Offender System (YOS). All inmates in the YOS spend their first 28 days in the AdSeg tower, which serves as their diagnostic center. 

La Vista Correctional Facility has a program available to inmates that allows them to volunteer to work in local farm fields during harvest time. This is an effort to reduce foreign migrant labor, and the farmers pay $9.60 per hour. However, only a small portion goes to the inmate. The Colorado DOC keeps the rest.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you can visit an inmate at La Vista Correctional Facility, 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:

La Vista Correctional Facility
Attention: Visiting Department
P.O. Box 3
Pueblo, CO 81003

Applications may also be sent by email: [email protected]
Visiting phone: (719) 583-5914

Visiting Hours:

Thursday  8:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Friday        8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday   8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday     8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. &1 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Morning session registration ends at 9:00 a.m., and afternoon session registration ends at 12:30 p.m.

Video visiting is also available at this facility by using

  • Mon-Wed Video visiting 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Video visiting 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All visiting sessions (both in-person and video) are by appointment only.

For appointments, please call 719-583-5914 and leave a message. Appointments must be made 24 hours prior to the requested session. Offenders on restricted privilege or loss of privilege are allowed visits on Friday morning only.

Visitor Entry, Searches, and Procedures

If you are 18 or older, you must have a photo ID to get admitted into a visit. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver's License with picture
  • State identification card with picture
  • Passport
  • Military identification

All visitors, their vehicles, and their property is subject to a search. If you refuse, you will be denied the visit and will be required to leave.

If you are bringing an infant to a visit, you are allowed to bring baby food containers, but they must be factory sealed. No open food containers or food without containers will be permitted. 

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.

Vending machines are available in the visiting room, so you can buy food and beverages for yourself and the inmate.

Electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting room. 

You should expect to walk through a metal detector before your visit. Pat searches are also a possibility

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. 

Dress Code

The number one thing to remember is to keep it modest! You aren’t allowed to wear revealing or see-through clothing, or anything that resembles what the inmates wear (solid green or solid orange). No dresses, skirts, or shorts that are above the knee, and you can’t wear jackets, hats, or scarves. All outerwear must stay in your car.

Physical Address

La Vista Correctional Facility
1401 W. 17th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

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General Phone Number

(719) 544-4800

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
La Vista Correctional Facility
PO Box 3
Pueblo, CO, 81002

All of your correspondence must include the following:

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

Any mail containing contraband, cash, personal checks, or money orders will not be accepted. 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 Polaroids, postage stamps, stamped envelopes, blank stationery, blank writing paper, blank cards, blank postcards, or blank personal journals to an inmate.

You can also email an inmate at LaVista Correctional Facility 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

Inmates at LaVista Correctional Facility are not allowed to receive incoming calls, but they can call you during approved daytime hours by using a wall phone or their tablet.  For complete details on how to call an inmate in Colorado, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are three companies – JPay, Western Union, and GTL – that you can use to send money to an inmate at LaVista Correctional Facility.  

There are three 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 (You can’t send money orders or cash to an inmate through the mail)

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

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Education

Basic Adult Education, GED classes, Pueblo Community College classes

  • Vocational

Cosmetology, greenhouse, gardening management, electrical, custodial skills

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • 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 La Vista Correctional Facility

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